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how to make a steam powered boat using candle while keeping the candle away from the boat?no wax should be on the boat? Answered

the boat should be travelling atleast 10 metres keeping its dimensions limited to length-30cm,breadth-10cm,height-15 cm

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jeff-o

10 years ago

Can you tow the candle behind the boat in a smaller boat? LOL. Can you explain the problem a bit better?

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jeff-oKiteman

Answer 10 years ago

I thought as much, but I'm trying to figure out why the candle can't be on the boat (and indeed, how that could work...) Hmmm, maybe if the candle powered a steam turbine attached to a fan, that was directed towards a small sailboat. By the way, your reply was my 1000th comment! Congrats! ;)

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Re-designjeff-o

Answer 10 years ago

It's got to go at least 30 m. It would take a pretty big fan to blow it 30 m. Am I 1001?

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jeff-oRe-design

Answer 10 years ago

No, 1003. ;) 30m!! ok then. Can the candle run a turbine attached to a winch and 30m of lightweight floating string?

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robotguy4

10 years ago

I KNOW!

Do the Instructable Kiteman suggested (here), and replace the candle with a burning match.

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Kiteman

10 years ago

I smell homework!

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lemonie

10 years ago

Why? Is this some kind of challenge / homework question? L