Fans for Pushing A Hovercraft

MystoPigz

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Hi Tom's Hardware community,

What is the best type of fan to use to push a hovercraft with a skirt forward? I've tested static airflow, static pressure, and 2-fin rc propellers, but they haven't been able to push a ~1 lb hovercraft I put together. What fans would I buy/make?
 

phaelax

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Static pressure I would think is better for the higher force it pushes the air, and more force is what you want more so than simply looking at CFM. Look at existing hovecrafts, what do they use? You can also consider the fans used on small drone toys.

You can also use ions to produce the thrust, but that's an entirely different propulsion method.
 

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