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Re: DIY smoke generator
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2015, 02:29:27 PM »

So back to DIY smoke generators in full scale ships  %%

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Re: DIY smoke generator
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2015, 07:09:48 PM »

So back to DIY smoke generators in full scale ships  %%

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Re: DIY smoke generator
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2015, 11:23:23 AM »



As this is Stoker's thread.......... do you want it moved to the Smoke section further down the index.  ?????

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Re: DIY smoke generator
« Reply #53 on: March 21, 2015, 12:48:23 AM »

Have been playing around with an E cig "clearomiser"


This little gadget cost me 99p off eBay, and although the tank is small it can easily fit inside a funnel, running off a 50:50 mix of vegetable glycerine and water, the results are brilliant. A small air pump is yet to be installed but then the smoke effect could be changed depending upon the air flow. Even a "chuff" effect could be implemented I'm sure....


The clearomiser comes ready built, just solder some cables on the bottom and add a small pipe, it runs off anything between 2-6 volts although I'm sure there are lots of varying voltage ones on the market, again with varying tank sizes. The internal coil is approximately 2-3 ohms.


This one ran for a good 15 mins before a re fill was needed.


It gets slightly warm but nothing to cause concern. And for the price I think it's great!
As I say I have a micro air pump to install but these cost a few pounds off eBay if you don't mind waiting for delivery from Hong kong, and they are tiny!


Ideas and thoughts ?


Alex


Can't seem to upload the video, it's only short but the file is too big  :((

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Re: DIY smoke generator
« Reply #54 on: March 21, 2015, 04:42:08 AM »

I am not sold on the E-cigarettes, or hooka pipes yet.
The exploding batteries shouldn't be an issue since you would be running off your ships main power.
There have been reports that some of the smoke fluids are high in formaldehyde.
And the fluids are designed to deliver nicotine,...
Hate to see someone over their boat huffing for a "nic fix". {-)

One of the guys on RCgroups asked about smoke options about the some time after you did.

And he has already taken the time to build up an oil burning unit.
Here's a link, Hopefully you will find some useful info there also.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2366024
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Re: DIY smoke generator
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2015, 06:14:21 AM »

I made a smoke generator, that runs 6v. The body is a plastic case, with a too large Computer fan. Too large because the hole is around 6mm and the fan is 40mm.
It burns both baby oil and also smoke fluid. Element is from a hair dryer and the wick is a rag.

I posted a video on the face book page.

It produces quite a bit of smoke on baby oil, and a lesser smoke on the smoke fluid.

All I need to do is to figure out how to regulate the speed so as to generate a more realistic smoke.
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Re: DIY smoke generator
« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2015, 01:12:01 PM »

 :-))  I use a Seuthe 6v smoker in my Glasgow Paddler. It is inserted in the smokestack about 2" down and does not deposit any oil on my deck at all. It gives a reasonable impression of smoke when sailing for about 15 mins.
Perhaps those who complain about this have the unit too close to the top of the funnel allowing the spitting oil to foul their decks?
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