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Pitchy

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Rocket man
« on: October 18, 2019, 08:13:28 am »
Sorry it took so long posting this just got a new computer last night.
Took a shot at making a rocket man.









https://youtu.be/QGk78YXgC_o

https://youtu.be/etlULAo53-M

https://youtu.be/bDiiJR0HuIo

https://youtu.be/tY8o3e622FA

Nick

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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 09:01:02 am »
I am very impressed Lenn!!! Looks and works way better than I was expecting!!!
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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 09:06:43 am »
Quite mad Lenn - and utterly brilliant!  Another Pitchy classic, keep them coming pal.

Dave 
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Pitchy

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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2019, 09:11:11 am »
Thanks Nick and Dave, doesn`t match up to the original but at least it worked.
It`s heavy all steel construction.

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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2019, 12:47:17 pm »
Very nicely done Lenn, i believe I'd rather have yours than the original 😊👍
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Nick

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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2019, 12:52:54 pm »
Thanks Nick and Dave, doesn`t match up to the original but at least it worked.
It`s heavy all steel construction.

No worries about that Lenn, like Bruce said, I would rather have your's too! And I do not believe that the "original" I posted is even original or worth anywhere near the asking price...
Nick

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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2019, 01:00:58 pm »
Thanks guys, glad ya like it.  :)

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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2019, 01:17:45 pm »
That is very impressive Lenn, much more fun than an aeolipile!!

I think the blue burner flames make a nice effect as it goes around, i like the ball on the other side, i was thinking a planet with a ring would look quite cool. ;)
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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2019, 01:51:00 pm »
Thanks Swift Fox, took a while find a ball that wound work ended up using the top of a kids gum ball machine, the weight is inside is the weight shown in the first vid.
It levels when the boiler and burner are filled.

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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2019, 02:42:44 pm »
Turned out real good Lenn - very impressive. Just out of curiosity what kind of bearing did you use at the top pivot - maybe just pointed needle?
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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2019, 02:54:06 pm »
Thanks yep just a pointed tip on it but a deep hole so it can`t fly off.

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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2019, 06:07:24 pm »
Awesome toy, Lenn....!!!   Very nicely done!


Gil

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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2019, 06:09:37 pm »
Imagine today..... trying to sell a child's toy that includes a flying open flamed pressure vessel...!!!

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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2019, 06:15:43 pm »
Thanks Gil, i`m not impressed with todays world to many anti`s.

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Re: Rocket man
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2019, 06:29:39 pm »
Even worse... Imagine owning the electric version... Dang cord would be all twisted up!  ;) :D
Nick

 

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