Hovercraft are weight dependent vehicles, so many are made from very thin glass fibre. Race hovercraft in particular are ultra light and often do not last their first racing season, so first you need to decide whether you need a very light weight hovercraft to win races, or whether you want a hovercraft that is designed to be durable and have a long life.
Some suppliers invalidate engine warranty by modifying engines to extract more power output. Why? To fit cheaper under powered engines, so our guide will explain things to consider before purchase.
Some hovercraft lack even basic safety features such as a rear guard - the fans rotate at 2,000 rpm so if you want your kids to play piano in later life, keep fingers out of harms way by selecting a hovercraft with rear guard and proper safety features.
If using the hovercraft on water, you need to know on-water starting payload capability - don’t ask how many seats a hovercraft has - ask what weight it can carry when starting on water. Hovercraft create a pressure wave known as Hump - so if you stop and want to get home at some point, you need to know what weight your hovercraft can carry from an on-water start.
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