Mb-11 Propeller Propulsion

Aim

To demonstrate that a person can be propelled backwards, by air being propelled forwards.

Apparatus

  • Modified Bicycle Trailer
  • High Velocity Leaf Blower
  • Safety Helmet

Propeller Propulsion

Description

A person is seated in the modified bicycle trailer, holding a leaf blower that is pointed forward. When the person turns on the leaf blower, the person and bicycle trailer is propelled backwards at a slow speed. The leaf blower is acting in a similar way the propeller on an aircraft would operate. The leaf blower has a small propeller inbuilt inside itself.

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