New Cutaway Engine is here!

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January 23, 2014

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We’ve had some inquiries about the cutaway engine we bring with us to shows and Maker Faires, and I’ve always wanted to make more. I cut the first one away with a hacksaw and lots of elbow grease, but I’ve since streamlined the process. The new cutaway engines feature a [...]

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F15 class LSX Micro

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January 18, 2014

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We’ve been hard at work putting together a smaller version of the LSX designed around the F15 racing class. Like the previous craft, it uses a modular foam construction technique, but has a smaller 10.75′ x 5.25′ footprint. The driver will sit in a kneeling position to further lower the [...]

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New CNC thrust duct former

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December 2, 2013

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We just received our first CNC cut thrust duct former. We’re about to release a former designed for a 36″ duct with 1/8″ tip clearance, but contact us to ask about custom sizes! We can cut formers for larger thrust ducts, as well as smaller models for lift ducts. The [...]

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New Reduction Drive ready for testing

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September 24, 2013

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Our new belt reduction drive is now ready for testing. This is an optimized version of the reduction drive that has been running on the LSX prototype craft. It is designed for the Generac or Briggs 35 industrial V-twin engines, but can easily be adapted to any industrial engine in [...]

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3D Printing comes to Lone Star Hovercraft!

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July 13, 2013

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We just got our first 3D printer up and running and are already producing mockups and prototype parts with it! See the micro LSX hovercraft in blue ABS plastic above. The printer will be used to produce many of our small prototype parts, as well as miniature mockups for visualization [...]

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CNC cut hovercraft kits

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May 21, 2013

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We’re working hard to finalize plans for two hovercraft kits to be CNC cut from lightweight plywood. The first will be a kit version of the 40 horsepower LSX (2 seater), and the second a simpler 1-seat variant which will run on a Honda 13 HP engine (or similar). Both [...]

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Austin Mini Maker Faire 2013

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May 6, 2013

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by at the Austin Mini Maker Faire sunday. We had a blast meeting lots of other makers and 5000 visitors! We snapped the picture below right before the show opened. After that, it was 8 hours of crazy fun!

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Molded Thrust Ducts Coming Soon

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February 3, 2013

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We’re about to release our first molded fiberglass thrust ducts. Constructed from high-precision molds, they will arrive ready to paint and install on your craft, saving you tens of hours of construction time. The initial size available will be 42″ diameter, a popular size used in many hovercraft kits and [...]

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Houston Mini Maker Faire 2013

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January 26, 2013

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We had a great time at the first Mini Maker Faire in Houston. There were about 2,500 visitors, and everyone had a great time. .

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Come visit Lone Star Hovercraft at the

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January 10, 2013

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. We’ll have an action-packed display at the upcoming Mini Maker Faire. The LSX prototype hovercraft will be there, along with a 40% scale UH-10F powered by a leaf blower engine. We’re also bringing our cutaway 420 cc engine to give people a glimpse of the 4-strokes that are powering [...]

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