Another reason to like August

This year, it marks the 50th anniversary of the hovercraft.

I’ve long been interested in hovercraft: when I was a young boy, I put together a plastic model of the SRN-1. When I was in high school, I wanted to build a Yellow Jacket. Never did, though. I’ve seen Courtney Willis (scroll down) demonstrate a simple hovercraft built with a shop-vac and a large piece of plywood and said, “I could do that … but I don’t have the room.” I see the hovercraft toys available now and think, “Where were these when I was a kid?”

You know, the human-powered hovercraft at the first link looks interesting, although I didn’t see how it was steered. I wonder …

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