Re: Steam Engines
Peter Van Houten (peterva@QM.WV.TEK.COM)
Thu, 1 Dec 1994 08:46:26 -0800
Bruce, responding to my message on the creation of steam engines stated:
>>Small core aluminum tubing (1/32" diameter) [Don't use copper it kinks =
>> how long is the aluminum tubing?
I found the tubing at a hobby store speciallizing in model airplanes and =
trains. They were pre-cut tubes aprx 12" in length. By using pre-cut =
you don't risk kinking the ends when you cut it yourself.
Another tip on the same subject that I forgot in my original message. =
Once the tubes have been inserted through the boat we slightly bent the =
underside ends as to give more of a forward thrust rather than a downward =
thrust. If you can imagine:
/ <-- This is the tubing.
/_i_ <-- This is the candle.
/ | |
--/------------> <-- This is the base of the boat
__/ <-- This is the bend, make sure it's a ROUND bend not a =
Well, on my computer this looks good so I hope it comes across to everyone =
else in a fashion that makes sense.
In Scouting . . .
Peter Van Houten
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