Re: put put battleship
I don't know why you get the "forbidden" error, but try this alternate link. I used photobucket.
The best way to insulate the paper properly from water is a solid layer of foil to cover the bottom, and at least the lower half of the side hull, (for water sloshing) this completely stops the paper from absorbing water, assuming there are no flaws in the foil coating. the surface tension between calm water and the foil also provides an excellent "glide" with a gentle push. additionally, aluminum foil bonds excellently to scotch tape- which is my tape of choice.
An undercoating of tape (of any kind) will produce air bubbles and pockets which will trap water. This destroys the adhesive and promotes "pulping" of the underside hull. Needless to say, too much "pulping" would render the ship unservicable.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Wes Goostrey <wgoostrey@...> wrote:
> Why can't I get to the two links to see what this battleship looks like ? I keep getting a page that says "FORBIDDEN"
> From: Slater Harrison <Sharrison@...>
> To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 12:46 PM
> Subject: RE: [pop-pop-steamboats] Re: put put battleship
> How do you make it waterproof, Ryan? Just tape?
> From:email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of RyanN
> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 12:52 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [pop-pop-steamboats] Re: put put battleship
> here are some photos.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "RyanN" <deridex120@> wrote:
> > A long time ago, I had a lot of time on my hands and built little ships
> > out of paper and tape- mainly to make july 4th more fun. nothing beats a
> > little war in the driveway.
> > Well, over the past 5 years I've improved one thing or another, model
> > after model, series after series have been constant improvements. My
> > most popular model can support a 20 lb barbell without caving.
> > impressive for paper.
> > (I would post pictures, but I haven't found any upload forms yet.)
> > Anywho, I wanted to add the putput engine to one of the water-capable
> > models.
> > I ran into a few problems.
> > 1.) I could never perfect a boiler- every prototype leaked. I used JB
> > weld to fix a tin can together. I need a better epoxy glue, but I'm not
> > sure which one I need.
> > 2.) Any boiler system I built (that could work temporarily) was
> > insufficient to push large, heavy crafts.
> > Typical ship dimensions:
> > approx 3~4 ft. length, approx 9 in. width, approx 3~4 in. height.
> > general weight, approx 10~15 lbs.
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