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    JB.


    I see your thread on the design with many photos and words that explain it.


    However, we ( I ) need a simple schematic showing the system pictorially as to your final working version.


    I did it before showing wiring of motors and controllers ( see attached )

    If you can, please see if you can make this visually.


    Thank you


    Isaac

    Your thread here:

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    Isaac, look under this heading in the forum section under LATEST SMOKER EXPERIMENTS, REDUCING SIZE & NEW BITS and you will see how the blue one is constructed. Ended up not using the electronic regulator on the back of the original set-up (with red light) as I blew it up, just wired the element body directly to a voltage regulator. the cloth tube in the center is heatproof sleeving used as a wick.

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    JB...


    This setup makes better sense.


    Please make a schematic or a sketch of the system for those of us that may consider building it.


    Thanks

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    Isaac, here's a quick vid of the last smoker I built using a modded vape tank running off a 2s LiPo and through a voltage regulator at about 3V. This is about 1/2 what it can put out with this 2A voltage reg as the reg gets a bit hot. With a 5A volt reg it would be possible to get more. Smoke is continuous as long as you don't over drive the element or let it dry out, You can fit more than one pipe/exhaust if needed. Cost is not bad, (you'd have to go to a vape shop and look for a suitable tank or element) I think the tank in this was about NZ$15 at the time, plus an air pump, (about $5/6), voltage (reg $5) and a few pipe fittings. With the voltage reg you can vary the amount of smoke required. Air pump and voltage regs available on Ali Express cheaply.

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    JB..

    In the open air and in daylight, there is no such thing as too much smoke especially for a steam ship. But I think you may be right about people vaping and a huge plume of smoke comes out of their machines.

    I wonder the cost and how many plumes of smoke can you get from those?


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    Hi Isaac, as I mentioned, the amount of 'smoke' you can produce with vape tanks/elements, depends on how hard you drive them, and how many watts the element is. You have no doubt seen people vaping with huge clouds being emitted,- they are using bigger elements. There are lots of smoke machines and vapour machines around, just depends on how much you want to spend on a ready made one, or experiment yourself. The smoke in my videos is turned down to almost a minimum to look more scale like, but can put out a lot more. The last one in the videos can fill a room in a few minutes if you turn it up, but would look stupid in a boat.

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    Len and I Isaac - you are both correct! How many times have we seen proclaimations of my smoke generator makes thick, black smoke when it fact it is a white mist barely visible in sunlight that dissapates not long after it passes over the transom.

    This is no fault of the builder. No one has struck the mother lode yet. I don't know if this will ever come to be.

    Model steamers are doomed in a way to be ecologically correct.

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    Denser smoke and/or darker smoke is the holy grail of all smoke generating units.
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    I am looking at all these videos, but in my opinion, the smoke should be much denser.

    How can we simulate a steam powered smoke? I mean belching smoke.


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    Hi Jbkiwi, thank you for the explanatory videos.
    You are a master in this field but I have to try to archive this topic somehow because I don't want to lose the information.
    I'm sure that if, in a few years, I need instructions on these systems I will no longer remember where to find them.

    Don't get angry if other information has been included in your topic, since I joined this wonderful forum it has happened to me too. Even worse, some people enjoy making useless and non-constructive criticism.

    I think that your skill and experience in this field are very evident and I thank you for sharing your precious knowledge with us.
    I can repeat what I already wrote: " the water and smoke exhaust you made is incredibly realistic. Never seen something like this, very good. "
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