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I'm back! With another boat (sort of) of course. (I hope this doesn't start to become a tradition. )
Pictures and vid coming soon.
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Daryl superb results. I felt right at home as I am sitting in the Atlanta airport and it sure reminds me of good ole US NASCAR truck racing except in a home built pool somewhere on Vancouver Island !!!!!!
And paul thank God you are hard at yet another come back effort!!!
Thank each and everyone for trying and we still have time for more boats.
We will have all week to comment and peruse the entries!! _________________ Lagniappe readily offered and accepted,
His Most Noble Lord Admiral Mo, the Apocalyptic of Old Tonbridge Wafers
I'm eagerly awaiting. Shall I make popcorn and chill some barley sodas?
My card reader died so I can't use my camera! (The usb cabel died earlier) Not a big deal since my wife has a camera, unfortunately I have no clue how it works and it needs 4 batteries instead of two and I didn't have 4 charged batteries.
Anyway, I finally managed to take pictures! (A video has to wait for tomorrow, I hope the judges have mercy on me.)
My gift to the world of putt putt lovers...
is... *drum roll*
Dry weight: Unknown, my digital scale with an accuracy of 1 gram didn't read anything.
Size L/W/H: 87mm/37mm/49mm
Building material: 100% aluminium
Engine: Coil type, 310mm with an inside diameter of 1mm.
Power source: Candle power
Input power: 0,025 kWh
Output power: Approximately 0,000014 kWh, if any at all.
Any resemblance to existing fictional and/or real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Length: 31 inches
Beam: 5 inches
Engines: Twin solid boilers, plus one hybrid solid boiler with diaphragm
Steering: Servo operated rudder, Spread Spectrum Rcvr
Fuel: Ehyl Alcohol
Construction: Balsa wood
The video below is Miss Carly Jane's initial bathtub quick test. Sorry it is so jittery. I accidentally left off the fuel tank cover, but no harm. The boat is so big, (and our tub so small) it ends the other end as it just gets started:
This next video is the first outdoor run in a pond at the local park. Again sorry for the crappy video, I was trying to hold the radio control and camera at the same time. Using ethyl alcohol, I couldn't see the flame outdoors, but I firmly believe it was not running hot enough:
There is so much more I wanted to do before entry, but it will have to wait until later. It was built for the fun of it. I really think I can tweak some more speed out of it, but I am happy it runs! I tried alcohol to keep the soot down, but I think my individual engine test were better on lamp oil.
This was my first boat build. And the first time building something for scratch out of Balsa. I had a lot of issues along the way, but got through them fortunately! The boat is named after my oldest grandaughter.
I am very happy with this forum, enjoyed this build, and seeing everyone's fine efforts. My hat is off to all of you. Looking forward to the next one!
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Engine of the Month September JKBixby's
Blue vertical of French Naval Academy provenance
Built in 2012
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