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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2012, 08:15:16 PM »

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Excellent, but how did you make it? and what from?

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Hi John, its a metal box (maplins), I use resistance wire, from an old hair dryer, you have to crimp the battery wires as you cant solder the wire, and insulate the box or wire where the wire goes in and comes out, the wire is coiled inside the box, loft insulation is stuffed inside the coil, and it then sits on a gauze shelf inside the box. The substance to be heated is poured into the exhaust, or funnel, this soaks the insulation, the wire heats up, the circuit is made from my transmitter, a switch on the tx operates a microswitch which makes the circuit. The fan on the front blows the smoke up the funnel/exhaust. It could be proportional via the motor speed, thats a project for another day.

Its trial and error on the bench how long the wire should be, depends how many volts the power source is, and the insulation needs to be very damp, not soaking or it will drown the wire, too dry, it could go on fire, although the insulatioon I have is flame retardant :embarrassed:

I have a mini mister which will be far safer and more efficient, but.. I cannot fit a water container in the boat as the mister needs s certain amount of water above it!
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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2012, 05:03:51 PM »

Try Harbor Models in the US   www.harbormodels.com
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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2012, 04:22:35 PM »

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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2012, 04:53:35 PM »

Take a look see at the unit I made and sell for 22.00.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Cl47tSfoI
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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2012, 09:30:19 PM »

Dad made his smoker from a piece of tube and the wire came from an old heater matrix.



The smoke can be seen for miles and attracts the public to the lake.



It is fitted into his Imara and he used the plastic cover from the heater to make the grill that sits on the top of the stack.



I hope this give you some ideas.
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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2012, 06:55:41 AM »

Heres the link to my latest smoke gens.    *****
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TkbbzCkomw
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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2012, 08:25:05 PM »


Would you like to place an Advert in the Sales section along with a picture as Sales in other sections are not permitted.

Ken

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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2012, 12:27:47 AM »

Heres the link to my latest smoke gens.    *****
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TkbbzCkomw

     I have just bought one of Bill's smoke machines,and I can happily vouch for it.It works extremely well and is very reasonably priced.
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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2012, 12:24:07 PM »

I must read this later when I have time.
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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2012, 05:26:09 PM »

Would you like to place an Advert in the Sales section along with a picture as Sales in other sections are not permitted.

Ken


Ken I have mate :-)) Been there for a bit now.     http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=39918.0
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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2012, 08:23:40 PM »

My experiment so far, only using paper. Cloth dipped in lamp oil should improve it a lot. It consist of a5/8 inch aluminium tube about 9inches long.  A 2 bladed aluminium propeller (home made) in a plastic shroud fixed on the end. The motor came from a electric toothbrush, runs on a AA cell. The whole lot weighs 4.5 oz. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r75f1EVTL6A   
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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2012, 08:37:23 PM »

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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2012, 08:39:17 PM »

My experiment so far, only using paper. Cloth dipped in lamp oil should improve it a lot. It consist of a5/8 inch aluminium tube about 9inches long.  A 2 bladed aluminium propeller (home made) in a plastic shroud fixed on the end. The motor came from a electric toothbrush, runs on a AA cell. The whole lot weighs 4.5 oz. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r75f1EVTL6A

I love the way it burst into flames at the end, but not on one of my boats thanks.
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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2012, 08:44:01 PM »

just what I thought after watching the video! hope he knows how to install a fire sprinkler system!
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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2012, 08:45:44 PM »

just what I thought after watching the video! hope he knows how to install a fire sprinkler system!
Mick F

te heeeeeeee {-)
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Re: smokeyst smoke machine
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2012, 09:26:53 PM »

I did say it was an experiment. The twin burners in the boiler burn a lot hotter and longer.  ;D Meany have been laught at  before and have been proved right laugh all you like.  %% %% %%
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