8 Feb 2005 roschler   » (Master)

My latest project is to make an airboat using a Lego Mindstorms RCX computer and some propeller fans. I got the propeller fans off of an old "UFO" toy I had; which was a big helium balloon with two radio controlled DC powered fans attached to it.

Unfortunately the RCX is too heavy to be a blimp; the helium balloon can't hold it up. But I figure that if I put the RCX in a small boat with the two fans attached in the rear, it should make a pretty good airboat. I'll be attaching a wireless video transmitter to the boat too.

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