About us

Ben_pic2 Benjamin King obtained his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied the fluid dynamics of waves and boundary layers. He’s been an avid hovercraft builder for over 10 years, constructing hovercraft ranging from an 18cc 2-cycle powered model to an 18 ft Geo-powered cruiser. Dr. King started Lone Star Hovercraft to provide simple but innovative solutions to problems that commonly plague homebuilt projects, such as control systems, reduction drives, rudder systems, etc. His goal is to get homebuilders out of the garage and out on the water faster.
Ben_pic2 Tom King is an experienced design and manufacturing engineer who brings many years of engineering experience to the unique challenges found in hovercraft design and fabrication. He supplies electronic and mechanical design support, and is responsible for design and fabrication of key hovercraft parts and subassemblies utilizing 3D printing and various CNC machining. Tom enjoys the challenge of combining the finest craftsmanship with the latest advances in modern technology and materials.