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Old 06-16-2017, 10:33 AM
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Hi all,
My name is Juan and I want to show you my car.
I have designed and built it all handcrafted.
It has steam engine, two cylinders.

I would like to show it but I still do not have permission to post URLs.
Greetings.
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:24 PM
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Dude! That's [email protected]#ing awesome!!! I've long thought personal transportation vehicles should be steam powered. But there's to much money in gasoline so we'll just destroy the planet...

Sorry off topic, you got any video of it running? Coolest thing I've seen in a long time hats off to you sir.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:26 AM
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Thank you for your comment.
I have a YouTube channel with some videos.
It seems that with several publications they let you put links. I will do my homework
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by enginesjohn View Post
Hi all,
My name is Juan and I want to show you my car.
I have designed and built it all handcrafted.
It has steam engine, two cylinders.

I would like to show it but I still do not have permission to post URLs.
Greetings.
Awesome car mate
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:34 AM
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great build juan.seen this months ago on rcgroups.. need a few more posts to .put urls in.. i think its 10,, or ask a mod for permission or someone to post it for you.. awesome work..
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That is awesome!!! I can't wait to see the video.
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Awesome car mate
Thank you.
A pleasure to greet you.
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Originally Posted by the rc guy View Post
great build juan.seen this months ago on rcgroups.. need a few more posts to .put urls in.. i think its 10,, or ask a mod for permission or someone to post it for you.. awesome work..
For being 10 publications I have little left.
Greetings and thanks for the information.
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That is awesome!!! I can't wait to see the video.
I'll be able to show it soon.
A friendly greeting.
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Old 06-23-2017, 02:02 AM
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It seems I can already post videos.
This first is the construction of the engine.
It is all done by hand, I only have one electric drill and a hand tool.

https://youtu.be/ii14vtNAfvY

This is the construction of the boiler. I made it double body:

https://youtu.be/VAkvTyHTHuY

And now it was necessary to prove the whole:

https://youtu.be/8DDuivshieM

And I started building the car.
First without direction. I just put a servo to control the passage of steam (accelerator).

https://youtu.be/8RasakCxJvs

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This is incredible! This is such a cool project and your work is great. Awesome job!
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Thank you very much.
I made the rear axle directional (temporarily) and with a servo already had address:

https://youtu.be/7CcQHTlhg3s

Another improvement I made is the wheels. It greatly improves its appearance:



This video shows the construction of the wheels:

I still make improvements such as a 2-speed gearbox or a differential like this I did:

https://youtu.be/i8tCAgIOn9A

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That's an awesome build. One quick question how do you know when a steam engine is strong enough to use in a rc car? Like i seen cheap little steam engine on ebay for 100 dollars and i seen 1000 dollar steam engine. They dont give hp rating or torque rating
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That's an awesome build. One quick question how do you know when a steam engine is strong enough to use in a rc car? Like i seen cheap little steam engine on ebay for 100 dollars and i seen 1000 dollar steam engine. They dont give hp rating or torque rating
Thanks for your comment, I'm so glad you like it.
As for your question,
I really do not know. I have limited knowledge of mechanics.
I think it depends on the weight of the car.
The strength of the motor depends on the diameter of the cylinder and the pressure of the steam.
My engine has two cylinders. Diameter 20mm. The boiler produces steam at 1.5 kg / cm square. It could withstand double the pressure without problem. Pressure tests were performed at 13 kg. Per cm. square.
The approximate force per cylinder = 3 kg.
I'm sorry I can not help you better. If you send me the links of the engines I see them and I tell you that I think.
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