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09-15-2010 04:46 AM

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i Need a simple air powered car. any ideas? I dont want to do the 2 liter coke bottle and a balloon.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 06:13 AM

Solar panel with small electric motor attached to a propeller… Try Radio Shack or Scientific Wholesale, (I think that’s the name).

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 06:40 AM

CO2 cartridge?

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#3 posted 09-15-2010 10:41 AM

I was really tempted to come on here and say ….”What about Mentos and Diet Coke?”

But “superdav721” is named after one of my Favorite TV Show Comedies “Super Dave Osborne” so I wouldn’t think of doing it.

UH OH!!!

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#4 posted 09-15-2010 02:47 PM

i have this…seriously, i do
must awesome toy ever

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#5 posted 09-16-2010 03:34 AM

thanks guys i have been told its things we already have. have to stick to pvc, plywood, paper etc its due Friday

good one jason

mmmmm mentos thats a gas reaction

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#6 posted 09-16-2010 03:52 AM

do you have one of the old round cigarmetal containers around some where
then you fill it half up srew the top on after you have made a little hole 1-1½mm
little over the mitle in the top, mount the container on two formed stick placed on the
car bottom the sticks need to be so high you can place one of the small candles
with this tindfoil tray under the cigar container and light it
before you know it you have damppower work everytime in small boats


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#7 posted 09-16-2010 06:10 AM

thanks dennis we are up to 3 failures
i have considered writing air power on a t shirt and having one girl wear it. Then let the other girl hold a cigar box with tin lids for wheels. The first child run over and hit the car out of the second ones hand. There you go air powered car. ;)

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#8 posted 09-16-2010 06:56 AM

Sounds like you are pretty limited on materials. How about building it with a sail (paper?) and pushing it with a fan?

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