Soap as a propellant ?

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Offline neilep

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Soap as a propellant ?
« on: 02/12/2005 23:41:12 »
As a firm believer in empirical study I will indeed conduct my own experimentwith regard to the following.

 I once heard (many many moons ago) that if you made a paper boat and stuck a little piece of soap on a stick or something and stuck it out the back of the boat that it would indeed make boaty move with boaty joy !

Is this a possibility ?..

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Re: Soap as a propellant ?
« Reply #1 on: 02/12/2005 23:52:21 »
Neil
Thats a rather crude but very clean form of propulsion.

Maybe you should sell your idea.[:D]

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Re: Soap as a propellant ?
« Reply #2 on: 02/12/2005 23:53:07 »
I vaguely remember doing that at school
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Re: Soap as a propellant ?
« Reply #3 on: 03/12/2005 00:37:15 »
Michael...'Crude but clean'...hee hee very good , I like that..!

Eth, did they have school in those days down the mines ? :-)

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Re: Soap as a propellant ?
« Reply #4 on: 03/12/2005 01:12:14 »
Indeed it does work here is an article I that even links to an explanation which  I wrote a while ago.

http://www.chaosscience.org.uk/pub/public_html//article.php?story=20031223132655581

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Re: Soap as a propellant ?
« Reply #5 on: 03/12/2005 01:20:55 »
Well there you go !...Many Thanks Dave...and what a great Chaos website too.

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Re: Soap as a propellant ?
« Reply #6 on: 03/12/2005 01:51:29 »
Neil - it wasn't so much a school as a small area at the back of the cave
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