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Ralph Hood
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Steam Powered Airplane
      #308544 - 01/10/11 02:34 PM

Has everyone else seen this already? I hadn't...

http://www.flixxy.com/besler-steam-airplane.htm

Ralph H

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Jack E. Hammond
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Re: Steam Powered Airplane [Re: Ralph Hood]
      #308633 - 01/11/11 06:56 AM

Dear Ralph,

It had been posted a while back. Below is a link to a 1932 article on another aircraft steam engine being developed at the same time.

http://tinyurl.com/4qs6tel

Finally, Below are some thumbnails to a 1970s article on steam power, including for tanks, and the arguments in favor or steam power. It is very interesting. The size of the engine is what will surprise you. But also remember this does not include the steam generator.

Jack E. Hammond
















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Terry Carraway
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Re: Steam Powered Airplane [Re: Jack E. Hammond]
      #308899 - 01/13/11 11:20 PM

I was in San Diego yesterday and toured the USS Midway. You can go into the #3 engine room. It is amazing how small the engines are, especially the high pressure turbine.

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Stephanie Belser-2
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Re: Steam Powered Airplane [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #308907 - 01/14/11 07:28 AM

Quote:

I was in San Diego yesterday and toured the USS Midway. You can go into the #3 engine room. It is amazing how small the engines are, especially the high pressure turbine.




Well, in the Carnot cycle, you're only seeing the "bang" and "blow" parts in that engine room. You'd have to add in #3 Fireroom and the Forced Draft Blower rooms to get an idea of the true size of the #3 plant.


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Ralph Jones
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Re: Steam Powered Airplane [Re: Stephanie Belser-2]
      #308916 - 01/14/11 10:38 AM

That's why Jack said, "But also remember this does not include the steam generator."

We have a propane-fired Rankine Cycle steam/electric generating plant for my Thermo students to play with. It's built on a rollaround bench about 3x6 feet, and the students usually ask "Where's the turbine?" It's that little thing over there by the USB port.

Yes, I said USB port -- it's not your father's steam engine <g>.

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Kcid LlirreM
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Re: Steam Powered Airplane [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #309023 - 01/16/11 07:34 AM

A steam powered computer, and I thought I was behind the curve:)

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