|We decided to apply 6 days before the closing date, ran round manically, failed, and then found they'd increased the closing date by 2 weeks.
We planned to use some unused hovercraft ironmongery to make a remote fire paintball gun on the front of the hovercraft as we had intended for a long time.
The plan was nearly abandoned when we initially couldn't find a paintball gun.
|To enter for ScrapHeap Challenge, you have to make a video introducing yourselves, and then make or explain something.
These images are from the video. The "usual" suspects are Pete, Big Al and me, from the Salford University Mountaineering Club.
|We made it, and it works. I have to admit to being someone cagey about pete making a solenoid, but it really works, rather well. The wires get a bit warm if you use it too much, but what the hell.
Everything in the garage is now covered in green paint.
|Here it is, fitted to the hovercraft. I think it sets off the flag beautifully, and finishes the tank theme.
Since we've discovered that semi auto paintball guns are about £50, we're going to get one - this one has to go back to the owner.
|Here she is, full view. Probably the best photo of the complete hovercraft. Taken just before we crashed it (3.5Mb Wmv)
I will, of course, let you know how we get on!