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Balloon Turbine Car

by petropixel Feb 19, 2013
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may i print this for my project

may i print this for my project

As long as the project isn't "rearrange all of the parts into one .stl and repost it to Thingiverse without marking it as a remix," sure, go ahead. However, as I wrote in the description, this design doesn't actually work very well, so if you want it to travel more than a few feet you'll have to redesign some parts.

For all 'balloon' powered cars, I always use a punching bag balloon for more power. Try it.

Picked up a pack of these today. They definitely have more volume, but the neck is larger than my other balloons so as soon as I put it on the car it popped off and flew around the room. Trying to see if I can make an adapter that doesn't restrict flow too much, if not I'll have to make another larger-inlet version of the turbine housing.

try using a rubber band to secure the punching bag

: - )