Air propelled Car

by DocTatur, published

Air propelled Car by DocTatur Sep 17, 2012

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A simple balloon powered jet car designed with Solidworks and builded with a Replicator (1.75 filament, 0.4 nozzle)


built four weels, four axes (A.STL), four hat ( which should be put at the axes end) and one car and your done !

use low infill ( I use 0.17) for the car to improve thrust-to-weight ratio :)

put a little balloon on the top tube, blow in the rear opening to inflate it and ...fire !

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Make sure you print this with supports... Otherwise, you'll be printing in twice.

try adding a video of the car

Hi DocTatur.
Can you post solidpart made in solidworks?

i printed one and well, i forgot support

Im confused. How can you print the axle with the right angle that it has? Do you guys use support material to build it?


yes with support :)


Use punching bag balloons as a replacement for all balloon powered vehicles for more power.

Hahaha this is so cool, very nice!

;) thanks !

 Hi ! thanks :)
well about the "launch", I used to pinch the base of the balloon , put the car in place and release it. No need for blocking the opening, even if it was my first thought when I conceive it.
If you want and if you have solidworks I can post the file so you can modify it ?
Glad  you made one , It look great in green !