This is a front view
of the top deck
with its two drive
fans glued to it. At
the bottom is the
that clamps the
lifting fan to the
top deck. There’s a
large space between the fans; next
month’s article will discuss the
electronics that will fill this space.
fan’s housing is bent out of shape,
the blades of the fan will not spin
freely since they will rub against the
wall of the jacket. Apply some hot
glue into the semi-circular canal in
the bracket and gently set the fan
into the bracket. Make sure the fans
face the same direction. Let the glue
cool. Note that it does not take
much hot glue to hold the ducted
fans into place. The fans will push
the HoverBot but not too strongly
that they rip themselves out of their
Now give everything a test fit.
Slide the plastic spacers over the
riser bolts in the bottom deck. Place
the lift fan into the lift fan bracket
on the bottom deck and pass its
wires through the opening in the top
deck as you mount the top deck on
the bottom deck. As you mount the
top deck, the lift fan clamp on the
top deck will slip tightly over the top
of the lift fan. Make sure the top
deck sits flush to the spacers on the
riser bolts and that the lift fan is
snuggly trapped between the lift fan
clamps glued to the top and bottom
deck. If this all looks good, then
you’ll be ready for next month’s
article that will discuss the
electronics that operate the
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