The best part is it did not cost a penny out of pocket. I had all the parts in my garage.
it is a scale model of a hovercraft I hope to start building next year that will be roughly 12ft X 25ft. The main point of this build was to learn as many lessons as possible in small scale, before starting on the full scale.
I also built a new skirt which is much lower, and has less friction.
This is one of the first videos and does not do it justice. In wide open space or smoother surface this thing is fast and very maneuverable.
I will upload another video soon of the new skirt, and of it on water.