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Old 11-25-2008, 11:12 AM
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RC-Race-Hovercrafts from Ikarus

New from Ikarus:

This is the world première of a spectacular RC vehicle.

Right away Ikarus is presenting two new Race-Hovercrafts. Finally, with the “Craftair” and “Dragstair” modelers have the opportunity to own a pure-breed remote controlled Race-Hovercraft. They are being offered as “Ready to Run” versions or as kits.

This spectacular RC vehicle was especially designed for RACING. The durable Acropor body can take even violent collisions. The Race-Hovercraft can be operated on asphalt, water, ice, Tartan-surfaced sports fields, concrete surfaces, carpets and in gymnasiums. With optional tuning motors top speeds of up to 50 km/h (30 mph) can be achieved.

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Dragstair Features:
  • Skirt quick-change system
  • Impeller type Power Duct allows dragster-like acceleration
  • Conversion for separate hover/pusher control possible (transmitter already equipped)
  • Super-Drift-Twin-Airfoil-Control-System for optimum straight run and extreme power drifts
  • Dual-Power-System: separated hover-pusher drive with two power motors
  • 3-channel transmitter, Formula1 ready
  • Integrated brake pad for immediate full stop on every surface
  • All-Terrain-Racing-Skirt made of real hovercraft skirt fabric
  • Crash proof and unsinkable Acropor body
  • Wind tunnel improved Aero-Race body
  • Water protected air exhaust system
  • Dirt-Protection-Micronet-System
  • Splash water protected R/C compartment

Technical Specifications:

Length: 450 mm (17.7 in)
Width: 250 mm (10 in)
Height: 215 mm (8.5 in)
Duct: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Weight ready to run: approx. 495 g (1 lbs, 1.5 oz)
Battery: 7.4 V Li-Po

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The new Ikarus Race-Hovercraft Craftair is a Pro-Kit. It consists of an upper and a lower shell, which permit a quick skirt change. The pilot decides on the motors used for the Craftair. The model is controlled by two motors (not included in the kit). The front motor is the hover motor, responsible for creating the air cushion, with the rear motor generating the forward motion.
Everyone can decide on their own how to configure the model.

Features Craftair:
  • Skirt quick-change system
  • Impeller type Power Duct allows dragster-like acceleration
  • Parallel or separate control of hover/pusher control possible
  • Super-Drift-Twin-Control system for optimum straight run and extreme power drifts
  • All-Terrain-Racing-Skirt made of real hovercraft skirt fabric
  • Wind tunnel improved Aero-Race body
  • Water protected air exhaust system
  • Splash water protected R/C compartment
  • Extremely resilient upper and lower shell material

Technical Specifications:

Length: 425 mm (16.7 in)
Width: 250 mm (10 in)
Height: 215 mm (8.5 in)
Duct: 145 mm (5.7 in)
Weight ready to run: approx. 540 g (1 lbs, 3 oz)
Battery: 11.1 V Li-Po

dragstair Race-Hovercraft ARTR incl. motor
€119,00 Art #4022001

dragstair Race-Hovercraft RTR SET with transmitter 40 Mhz
€189,00 Art #4022003

craftair Race-Hovercraft (Kit-Version)
€129,00 Art #4021001
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:19 AM
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very cool. too bad we wont see the RTR in the U.S.,...well, not with that radio system anyway. Props for offering a kit too!
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:27 PM
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Nice! I'd like to see a video of this.
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:11 PM
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Must have kit + brushless for maximum entertainment value.

-Eric
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:02 PM
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Hi,

here are some Videos from the german Website:

(right click...save as.......Video: WMV)

Dragstair on Water

Craftair on Water

Imprssions from the Toyfair in Friedrichshafen

Dragstair on the Street

DCrafttair on the Street
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:27 PM
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Hey, thanks for sharing! Holy cow that is fast! Me want!
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:52 AM
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Now that's a hovercraft!
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:59 AM
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What happens if you flip it on water?

Sink, or float?
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What happens if you flip it on water?

Sink, or float?
or to add to that....what happens if the battery dies on water...or for some reason a connection gets loose and you lose power...sink/float/fly/teleport?
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:01 PM
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I would hope it has a hull like a boat under the skirt (upskirt photo anyone?).
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:10 PM
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Awesome, because its a kit and a hovercraft!

Take that you RTR wussies!
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Helo all,

Snow-Video

Here are new Videos with Dragstair on Snow.

http://www.ikarus-modellbau.de/onlin...-ANSCHAUEN%21/




best regards,
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:22 AM
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Ok the snow video sold me
When are we going to be able to get these?
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:23 PM
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or to add to that....what happens if the battery dies on water...or for some reason a connection gets loose and you lose power...sink/float/fly/teleport?
The video of the Dragstair on water has it starting up on water, so maybe it cant sink?
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or to add to that....what happens if the battery dies on water...or for some reason a connection gets loose and you lose power...sink/float/fly/teleport?
More than likely it has internal foam that keeps it afloat.
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:18 AM
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The video of the Dragstair on water has it starting up on water, so maybe it cant sink?
thanks, didn't catch that vid so thanks for pointing that out. it likely has some sort of hull under it or foam to stay afloat...good deal
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