I'm trying to design a hover car track. As in, you have a 'track/circuit' that have objects being slowly moved along by the force of the air from beneath and sides. The propulsion to move the objects forwards comes from the air from the sides that are angled in the direction of the track. Picture Scalextric cars combined with air hockey.
These objects that are like carriers that hold things and are under 750 g (in total) and regarding contact with track is a circle that is 135 mm in diameter.
Track length isn't known at the moment but I think 3–5 m.
How would I effectively 'power' and 'transport' the air supply? I've looked into centrifugal fans in series and parallel and their designs and outputs but I'm stuck at calculating what the requirements would be to do this and if it can be done effectively at low cost, like something I could do in a medium sized garage.
The track will split and merge too. And there would be multiple carriers on the track.
Carriage is cylindrical in shape, weight = 750g, diameter =135mm, height 110mm
track is flat with no change in elevation. width of track would be big enough to fit a single carriage approx 150mm The track would be like a square trench for the carriage to fit in. so the walls would be 110mm too. The walls would be a manifold that has jets angled in the direction of the track, say 60 degrees away from the normal of the wall and parallel with the floor of the track.