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  1. #1 Fuel using organic materials. 
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    Is there a possible, science-fair-project-ish way to make a RC car move using any kind of organic materials?


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    If it runs on petrol to start with, then yes, easily.


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    If you want something really impressive, make a voltaic pile, use a transformer, and run the rc car off of that.
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    diesel engines, I believe, work on vegetable oil, by the way. No need to process the fuel in any way.
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    Do you mean organic as in hydrocarbon chemistry or organic as in naturally occurring stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzlooney
    Do you mean organic as in hydrocarbon chemistry or organic as in naturally occurring stuff?
    Probably best to use naturally occurring hydrocarbons, just to be on the safe side.
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    Sometimes you folks are astounding
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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzlooney
    Sometimes you folks are astounding
    Why thank-you; I try my best :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever00
    Is there a possible, science-fair-project-ish way to make a RC car move using any kind of organic materials?
    Make it electric, but powered by fruit batteries
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