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  • epikflyer
    Hi all. I could not sleep last night and so made engine number 3. It is a traditional diaphragm this time. I need to shorten the pipes a bit but it has power
    Message 1 of 7 , Sep 9, 2009
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      Hi all.

      I could not sleep last night and so made engine number 3. It is a traditional diaphragm this time. I need to shorten the pipes a bit but it has power and pops. I just tested it and it is a sweet little motor with a nice mellow pop. I used heavier gauge brass for the diaphragm. Pictures are in my album "Tim's pop pop pictures". Please check them out if you so desire.

      I used Jean-Yves PDF instructions for engine 1 and it inspired a slightly different approach for this engine. Unlike Jean-Yves engine you do not need to make a die or punch for the construction of this motor. It is however still made from recycled copper plumbing tube.

      If there is enough interest I will gladly write instructions for making it. It was great fun, and quite simple and very quick. I had a huge grin when I fired it up this evening and it worked first time. I think it looks nice to.

      Engine 4 is under way, and is twice the size just to see if I can scale it up. Then I need to take a break from engines and make some hulls. I will post pictures of course and try and take some videos of some pop pop action at the local lake.

      Life is good!

      Best regards.

      Tim
    • Arno
      Tim, I d be very interested to see your instructions.Who would know sleepless nights could be so much fun. Looking forward to see your finished boats. Arno
      Message 2 of 7 , Sep 9, 2009
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        Tim,
        I'd be very interested to see your instructions.Who would know sleepless
        nights could be so much fun.
        Looking forward to see your finished boats.

        Arno

        epikflyer wrote:
        >
        >
        > Hi all.
        >
        > I could not sleep last night and so made engine number 3. It is a
        > traditional diaphragm this time. I need to shorten the pipes a bit but
        > it has power and pops. I just tested it and it is a sweet little motor
        > with a nice mellow pop. I used heavier gauge brass for the diaphragm.
        > Pictures are in my album "Tim's pop pop pictures". Please check them
        > out if you so desire.
        >
        > I used Jean-Yves PDF instructions for engine 1 and it inspired a
        > slightly different approach for this engine. Unlike Jean-Yves engine
        > you do not need to make a die or punch for the construction of this
        > motor. It is however still made from recycled copper plumbing tube.
        >
        > If there is enough interest I will gladly write instructions for
        > making it. It was great fun, and quite simple and very quick. I had a
        > huge grin when I fired it up this evening and it worked first time. I
        > think it looks nice to.
        >
        > Engine 4 is under way, and is twice the size just to see if I can
        > scale it up. Then I need to take a break from engines and make some
        > hulls. I will post pictures of course and try and take some videos of
        > some pop pop action at the local lake.
        >
        > Life is good!
        >
        > Best regards.
        >
        > Tim
        >
        >
      • epikflyer
        Hi Arno. Thank you very much for your encouragement. I will provide the instructions for you as soon as possible. I will write out instructions, and take step
        Message 3 of 7 , Sep 9, 2009
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          Hi Arno.

          Thank you very much for your encouragement.

          I will provide the instructions for you as soon as possible. I will write out instructions, and take step by step photographs, because a picture says a thousand words. I do not know how to make PDF document, which would seem to be the best way of doing it. I will look in to it. If not I will make a new step by step photo album.

          Thanks again for your interest.

          Tim



          --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, Arno <arnobrosi@...> wrote:
          >
          > Tim,
          > I'd be very interested to see your instructions.Who would know sleepless
          > nights could be so much fun.
          > Looking forward to see your finished boats.
          >
          > Arno
          >
          > epikflyer wrote:
          > >
          > >
          > > Hi all.
          > >
          > > I could not sleep last night and so made engine number 3. It is a
          > > traditional diaphragm this time. I need to shorten the pipes a bit but
          > > it has power and pops. I just tested it and it is a sweet little motor
          > > with a nice mellow pop. I used heavier gauge brass for the diaphragm.
          > > Pictures are in my album "Tim's pop pop pictures". Please check them
          > > out if you so desire.
          > >
          > > I used Jean-Yves PDF instructions for engine 1 and it inspired a
          > > slightly different approach for this engine. Unlike Jean-Yves engine
          > > you do not need to make a die or punch for the construction of this
          > > motor. It is however still made from recycled copper plumbing tube.
          > >
          > > If there is enough interest I will gladly write instructions for
          > > making it. It was great fun, and quite simple and very quick. I had a
          > > huge grin when I fired it up this evening and it worked first time. I
          > > think it looks nice to.
          > >
          > > Engine 4 is under way, and is twice the size just to see if I can
          > > scale it up. Then I need to take a break from engines and make some
          > > hulls. I will post pictures of course and try and take some videos of
          > > some pop pop action at the local lake.
          > >
          > > Life is good!
          > >
          > > Best regards.
          > >
          > > Tim
          > >
          > >
          >
        • David Halfpenny
          ... From: epikflyer Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 8:20 PM ... Look into http://bullzip.com/ which lets you PDF anything you can
          Message 4 of 7 , Sep 9, 2009
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            From: "epikflyer" <p-40.av8r@...>
            Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 8:20 PM

            > I do not know how to make PDF document, which would seem to be the best
            > way of doing it. I will look in to it.

            Look into http://bullzip.com/ which lets you PDF anything you can print.
            Free.

            David 1/2d
          • epikflyer
            Thank you for the link David. Tim
            Message 5 of 7 , Sep 9, 2009
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              Thank you for the link David.

              Tim

              --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "David Halfpenny" <dh1@...> wrote:
              >
              >
              >
              > --------------------------------------------------
              > From: "epikflyer" <p-40.av8r@...>
              > Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 8:20 PM
              >
              > > I do not know how to make PDF document, which would seem to be the best
              > > way of doing it. I will look in to it.
              >
              > Look into http://bullzip.com/ which lets you PDF anything you can print.
              > Free.
              >
              > David 1/2d
              >
            • northriver07
              Tim, Here is a relatively easy way to make a PDF document...and it s free! http://www.pdfonline.com/ Give it a try. Pete
              Message 6 of 7 , Sep 9, 2009
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                Tim,

                Here is a relatively easy way to make a PDF document...and it's free!

                http://www.pdfonline.com/

                Give it a try.

                Pete

                --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "epikflyer" <p-40.av8r@...> wrote:
                >
                > Hi Arno.
                >
                > Thank you very much for your encouragement.
                >
                > I will provide the instructions for you as soon as possible. I will write out instructions, and take step by step photographs, because a picture says a thousand words. I do not know how to make PDF document, which would seem to be the best way of doing it. I will look in to it. If not I will make a new step by step photo album.
                >
                > Thanks again for your interest.
                >
                > Tim
                >
                >
                >
                > --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, Arno <arnobrosi@> wrote:
                > >
                > > Tim,
                > > I'd be very interested to see your instructions.Who would know sleepless
                > > nights could be so much fun.
                > > Looking forward to see your finished boats.
                > >
                > > Arno
                > >
                > > epikflyer wrote:
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > Hi all.
                > > >
                > > > I could not sleep last night and so made engine number 3. It is a
                > > > traditional diaphragm this time. I need to shorten the pipes a bit but
                > > > it has power and pops. I just tested it and it is a sweet little motor
                > > > with a nice mellow pop. I used heavier gauge brass for the diaphragm.
                > > > Pictures are in my album "Tim's pop pop pictures". Please check them
                > > > out if you so desire.
                > > >
                > > > I used Jean-Yves PDF instructions for engine 1 and it inspired a
                > > > slightly different approach for this engine. Unlike Jean-Yves engine
                > > > you do not need to make a die or punch for the construction of this
                > > > motor. It is however still made from recycled copper plumbing tube.
                > > >
                > > > If there is enough interest I will gladly write instructions for
                > > > making it. It was great fun, and quite simple and very quick. I had a
                > > > huge grin when I fired it up this evening and it worked first time. I
                > > > think it looks nice to.
                > > >
                > > > Engine 4 is under way, and is twice the size just to see if I can
                > > > scale it up. Then I need to take a break from engines and make some
                > > > hulls. I will post pictures of course and try and take some videos of
                > > > some pop pop action at the local lake.
                > > >
                > > > Life is good!
                > > >
                > > > Best regards.
                > > >
                > > > Tim
                > > >
                > > >
                > >
                >
              • epikflyer
                Hi Pete. Thank you very much for the link. I will have a look. Cheers. Tim
                Message 7 of 7 , Sep 10, 2009
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                  Hi Pete.

                  Thank you very much for the link. I will have a look.

                  Cheers.

                  Tim

                  --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "northriver07" <georgeyyy@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Tim,
                  >
                  > Here is a relatively easy way to make a PDF document...and it's free!
                  >
                  > http://www.pdfonline.com/
                  >
                  > Give it a try.
                  >
                  > Pete
                  >
                  > --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "epikflyer" <p-40.av8r@> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > Hi Arno.
                  > >
                  > > Thank you very much for your encouragement.
                  > >
                  > > I will provide the instructions for you as soon as possible. I will write out instructions, and take step by step photographs, because a picture says a thousand words. I do not know how to make PDF document, which would seem to be the best way of doing it. I will look in to it. If not I will make a new step by step photo album.
                  > >
                  > > Thanks again for your interest.
                  > >
                  > > Tim
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, Arno <arnobrosi@> wrote:
                  > > >
                  > > > Tim,
                  > > > I'd be very interested to see your instructions.Who would know sleepless
                  > > > nights could be so much fun.
                  > > > Looking forward to see your finished boats.
                  > > >
                  > > > Arno
                  > > >
                  > > > epikflyer wrote:
                  > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Hi all.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > I could not sleep last night and so made engine number 3. It is a
                  > > > > traditional diaphragm this time. I need to shorten the pipes a bit but
                  > > > > it has power and pops. I just tested it and it is a sweet little motor
                  > > > > with a nice mellow pop. I used heavier gauge brass for the diaphragm.
                  > > > > Pictures are in my album "Tim's pop pop pictures". Please check them
                  > > > > out if you so desire.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > I used Jean-Yves PDF instructions for engine 1 and it inspired a
                  > > > > slightly different approach for this engine. Unlike Jean-Yves engine
                  > > > > you do not need to make a die or punch for the construction of this
                  > > > > motor. It is however still made from recycled copper plumbing tube.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > If there is enough interest I will gladly write instructions for
                  > > > > making it. It was great fun, and quite simple and very quick. I had a
                  > > > > huge grin when I fired it up this evening and it worked first time. I
                  > > > > think it looks nice to.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Engine 4 is under way, and is twice the size just to see if I can
                  > > > > scale it up. Then I need to take a break from engines and make some
                  > > > > hulls. I will post pictures of course and try and take some videos of
                  > > > > some pop pop action at the local lake.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Life is good!
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Best regards.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Tim
                  > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > >
                  > >
                  >
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