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Steam power ... oddities!
« on: June 21, 2019, 05:52:10 PM »


Anyone remember this boat?




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The Over Optamistic Award: (aka: burst steam pipe award!)  Flashtwo

 For his " winter's secret project...not only flash steam powered, but also jet propelled ... the gas cylinder is inverted
and the liquid butane/propane mix passes through a manually operated isolation valve and then a servo-controlled valve.
The fuel then passes along a 400mm length of copper pipe before entering a fuel pre-heater that is heated by the exhaust
gases of the boiler, i.e. NO direct heating by a flame is involved. The boat also has a novel form of directional control which
many will find interesting. Effectively it is a boat with no propeller nor rudder!

                         
                                                           Notice the almost total lack of bow wave!


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Re: Steam power ... oddities!
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2019, 05:57:40 PM »

 
  ... Found this on Utube:  Making RC steam boat - https://youtu.be/9KpKU5qZMVs
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