MadSci Network: Engineering
Subject: can I use two small battery-operated air pumps to propel a toy boat?
Date: Wed Jan 18 03:29:32 2006
Posted by David
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Area of science: Engineering
I'm thinking of making a novel toy r/c boat for my son, and using a small
battery-operated air pump (actually two, that a friend of mine has offered) as
a propulsion unit, blowing out the stern to create thrust, and (by using two -
possibly fixed, to keep things simple - nozzles and adjusting the rate of air
flow through one or the other nozzles to steer the thing... It's all a crazy
thought at the moment, but I kind of like the challenge.
I'd appreciate your thoughts.
Re: can I use two small battery-operated air pumps to propel a toy boat?
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