Introduction and Help
|This page shall help you navigate our web site
and get you on track if you get lost somewhere on the way.
There are 9 main pages equal to the 9 main chapter
of this site. Each has a short introduction to the topic of the sub
pages which you can access from there. So far quite easy ....
One main category containes all topic related pages . This should
help the Hovercraft interested buyer , home builder or owner to find the
important information quick and easy.
You have access to this help page from all pages,
the main page and the external forum.
Have fun -
Main topic :
F. A. Q .
Frequently asked questions - answers
the basic questions on Hovercraft as well as what is behind 4wings.
There are a few great pages to get a more detailed info on the technical
aspect! Read about the environmental aspect of Hover crafts, the use of
these crafts and the limitations in relation to other compareable transportation
: Hovercraft organizations and regulations
Will help you find your closest Hover club or the
best place to find the regulations for construction and registration of
your craft. I guess you should look through all of them since you
will as well find out where the next race or hover in is - as long as we
got informed of it .... If you are member in your local organization,
it will help you get informed of what is going on. We provide links to
the discussion groups where you can ask all hovercraft related questions
and find quite often useful answers. Web rings are a great source to find
topic related information / web pages.
Main topic : Designs
This chapter will show new crafts / designs from
several designer where we can get hold of the information. You will find
inventions for specific applications ( mostly just the beginning of the
file and a link to the source ) as well as some great forgotten ideas .
As time passes by we add pages and perhaps you
can follow the construction of a certain craft from the stage of
the first blueprints to the final finish.
Main topic : Crafts
Feel free to look through several different craft
descriptions. Craft built by 4wings as well as several other hovercraft
where a certain level of craftsmanship and all basic safety features are
implemented in the craft. We link you to several builder / and designer
which provide technical information of their craft and build after these
specs. We do not provide links to builder with only craft outlines - since
we believe there should be a bit more info than just how long and
wide a craft will be.
Main topic : Catalogs
In this pages you will find links and information
on hovercraft plans, the few kits which are available on the market as
well why you should look through several plans before building a craft.
Main topic : Tips and
The section for the home builder and for every one
who wants to know how we build our craft. We provide several pages which
could help you build and repair your craft - as well as info on different
composite related materials. These pages help you to
makes the difference between Hovercraft and Hovercraft - even if they look
alike from the outside - it does not mean that they are build totally equal
- the hull could be out of polyester - poured in a mold or it is a "one
of" sandwich composite hull in epoxy resin . There is a difference in price
and average lifetime of a hull. It is a major difference if the electrical
system is household, automotive or marine, in price and lifetime
too - if you compare two crafts - just don't look only for the HP - look
at the detail in the construction. If you want a toy for some fun on a
few weekends, a cheap mass model will do. If you are a real outdoor person
who will need the craft for business, rescue or daily transportation -
go for a good quality craft. Service time is lost money and lost income.
An easy example is oxidation in electrical wiring in a salty environment:
We continuously add pages to different topics - pass by from time to time
and I hope you find something for your basket.
Household = 6 month before you get loss
Automotive = 1 1/2 years before you get loss
Marine grade + marine terminals (alternative gold) will give you for at
least 5 years peace of mind.
Main topic : Supplier
Now you get on the final project - here we collect some links to
suppliers which deliver us and maintain a certain quality, they are
not the cheapest - no question, but they deliver what they promise and
their stuff is usually good marine quality. It is up to every one where
he gets his materials - there are lots of places selling whatsoever products
- we got burned on several places with sucky delivery and poor quality
from some undefined third country - it never showed up, broke or oxidized
already on the construction site. The listed ones served us well.
Main topic : Gallery
The Gallery is the place where you can find several
pictures of Hovercraft - go there after you were crunching some numbers
and want to kick back - send the link to friends and share pictures of
great craft with us.
Main topic : Forum
After having several "message boards" on the site, I realized that if one
question came up over and over and I replied to most of them .... the next
ones didn't see the reply and asked the same again - guess these boards
didn't work so well - the forum will hopefully allow us to leave,
post and reply to messages so that everybody will be able to see
How does it work ? The forum is like a building with as lot of
rooms, each room is a different message board which you can open,
read it and reply or post a new message .It not only allows to have up
to 1000 message boards under one roof with 1000 messages on each - it is
a very powerful communication tool on the net - gosh just took 2000 years
from the romans till today to communicate on a world level ...
In the moment you will find the following boards :
Guest book. Leave a note how you liked the place.
board. If there is something to change on this site - let me
and Plans. Perhaps there are more than I know - post them here.
fair. The board for all young Hovercraft fans - leave your print .
/ Epoxy questions. Problems with the honey - perhaps I can help a bit.
Please make use of it - and don't be afraid to post messages - thanks
|After you got through several pages and found your way around, we want
to invite you to our index page - there you will find the structure of
all pages on this web site in a convenient way.