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Re: Coil motor Sardine Cans

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  • zoomkat
    If you have Sterno where you live, it can usually be used in place of the heating tablets. Just spoon some into the tablet holder.
    Message 1 of 8 , Sep 9, 2009
      If you have Sterno where you live, it can usually be used in place of the heating tablets. Just spoon some into the tablet holder.

      --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, Greg <kragmeister@...> wrote:
      >
      > Well, I modified Can 2 by putting the tubes out the stern at the bottom
      > corner of the can so that the only real practical difference between the
      > 2 Sardine Cans is the number of coils.
      >
      > It looks like with brass tubing and aluminium Sardine Cans fired with
      > Esbit fuel tabs one needs more coils. The 5 coil tube boat runs more
      > consistently and stronger than the 2 loop coil. The larger heating
      > surface of the 5 coils must work better on some level than fewer loops.
      >
      > My thinking was that fewer loops would require less heat to run but it
      > looks like I was mistaken.
      >
      > Next is to take Can 2 and replace the 2 loop coil motor with a Slater
      > Harrison style pop-pop motor. My neighbor is a beer drinker so there
      > are lot of cans in the recycle bin to make boilers with! Of course I'm
      > now running out of Esbit tabs and can't find any in my area
      > anymore...the only real hobby shops don't carry live steam stuff anymore
      > and there are NO real outdoor gear places left either...<sigh>. Maybe
      > I'll make alcohol burners for further experiments.
      >
      > I'm going to keep the original Sardine Can as the control for the
      > experiments since it seems to work fine, which is odd for me as it was
      > the first attempt.
      >
      > Later,
      > Greg
      >
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