YouTuber ValRC has built a 3D-printed hovercraft that impresses with its maneuverability and speed. In a recent video, he demonstrates how it works and explains the construction process in detail.
Initially, the YouTuber struggled with weight distribution and control problems. By removing the GoPro camera, moving the center of gravity forward and extending the rudder, he was able to get the swaying tail and uncontrolled steering movements under control.
The brackets from the 3D printer make it possible to protect sensitive components such as the servo and rudder from vibrations and shocks. The hovercraft impressively demonstrated its new agility and robustness in rapid test drives.
According to ValRC, the construction costs can be reduced to almost zero using existing components and a 3D printer. Even with new parts, the motors, control electronics, battery and 3D printing material only cost around 60 to 80 euros in total.