Scavenging aluminium drinks cans Small coil pop pop Fillets of Anchovies 2 days ago   06:14

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Scavenging aluminium drinks cans for pop pop boats.

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Usual Components
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Aluminium tube
Aluminium drinks can
Candle or tea light
BluTack
Two part epoxy resin
Plastic bottle

Pop Pop boats playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB2M0m754LkqMXQFwFRAS3HK
RC Pop Pop boats https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-by_jO_6em9N_D_NRdDPmEaSxPDNzbZr
Toy Boats playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB24vUS9E8zkSgjZysEL00zr
Daryl Foster devotes his channel to Putt Putt boats and here is the first one on his channel also back in 2009 https://ai-tube.com/videoai/4Gmujsvg6rH
Daryl Foster's last pop pop boat video https://ai-tube.com/videoai/1lLIUsokX9t
Here is the link to DaveHax tutorial which I found excellent https://ai-tube.com/videoai/0xv9Xgn8t14
sciencetoymaker has a full step by step tutorial series on putt putt (pop pop) boats starting in January 2009 with episode 1 here https://ai-tube.com/videoai/2MS0zwehNkZ
Here is a good video on tweaking the speed of these boats https://ai-tube.com/videoai/C2foFX79r4t
This link that explains the general annealing process without getting too technical http://steamshed.com/annealing%20process.html and here is a YouTube video on the subject by George Goehl https://ai-tube.com/videoai/3wFm11ym8ZN

Some history on Pop Pop boats you look at this Wikipedia link on the subject http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_pop_boat they have been around since at least 1891 when a patent was filed by a Frenchman named Thomas Piot.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Water in the boiler is turned to steam. The steam has a greater volume than the water so it pushes out of the boiler and down the tube. In the tube it cools, condenses and contracts so it is drawn back into the boiler and the process repeats. The action of the steam pushing into the tube pushes the existing water in the tube out the back and that drives the boat forwards. When the steam cools it condenses and contracts so the external pressure pushes the water back up the tube.
If your next question is "why doesn't the boat oscillate backwards and forwards due to this push-pull effect?" try blowing a candle out and then try sucking a candle out and you will see the blow is fairly directional but the suck is not.

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Mike Flight
Well here is your chance to get some more cans. It's in your part of the country too. :D
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-47828346
Doc Ink
I'm a bit surprised you didn't save the bottoms of the smaller cans, two of those should make a decent boiler. You can make the sheets sit a little flatter by dragging them over an edge like you do with paper
Imran A. Mughal
Very noice.
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Small coil pop pop Fillets of Anchovies Scavenging aluminium drinks cans 2 days ago   08:58

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Small coil pop pop Fillets of Anchovies tin. I wasn't going to use that little tin again as I thought it was too small but then I found this short length of copper tubing and had an idea. Not as successful as I hoped. BUT a simple modification and much improved in PART 2

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Main Components
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Copper tube
Aluminium Fillets of Anchovies container
Candle or tea light
BluTack
Silicon sealant

Pop Pop boats playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB2M0m754LkqMXQFwFRAS3HK
RC Pop Pop boats https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-by_jO_6em9N_D_NRdDPmEaSxPDNzbZr
Toy Boats playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB24vUS9E8zkSgjZysEL00zr
Daryl Foster devotes his channel to Putt Putt boats and here is the first one on his channel also back in 2009 https://ai-tube.com/videoai/4Gmujsvg6rH
Daryl Foster's last pop pop boat video https://ai-tube.com/videoai/1lLIUsokX9t
Here is the link to DaveHax tutorial which I found excellent https://ai-tube.com/videoai/0xv9Xgn8t14
sciencetoymaker has a full step by step tutorial series on putt putt (pop pop) boats starting in January 2009 with episode 1 here https://ai-tube.com/videoai/2MS0zwehNkZ
Here is a good video on tweaking the speed of these boats https://ai-tube.com/videoai/C2foFX79r4t
This link that explains the general annealing process without getting too technical http://steamshed.com/annealing%20process.html and here is a YouTube video on the subject by George Goehl https://ai-tube.com/videoai/3wFm11ym8ZN

Some history on Pop Pop boats you look at this Wikipedia link on the subject http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_pop_boat they have been around since at least 1891 when a patent was filed by a Frenchman named Thomas Piot.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Water in the boiler is turned to steam. The steam has a greater volume than the water so it pushes out of the boiler and down the tube. In the tube it cools, condenses and contracts so it is drawn back into the boiler and the process repeats. The action of the steam pushing into the tube pushes the existing water in the tube out the back and that drives the boat forwards. When the steam cools it condenses and contracts so the external pressure pushes the water back up the tube.
If your next question is "why doesn't the boat oscillate backwards and forwards due to this push-pull effect?" try blowing a candle out and then try sucking a candle out and you will see the blow is fairly directional but the suck is not.

#GrandadIsAnOldMan #GrandadsOtherChannel