View Full Version : Build your own jet engine...

03-13-2007, 05:12 PM
... using a turbocharger.


http://www.salvatoreaiello.com/main.shtml#Using%20a%20T...r%20a%20Jet%20Engine (http://www.salvatoreaiello.com/main.shtml#Using%20a%20Turbo%20Charger%20for%20a%2 0Jet%20Engine)

03-13-2007, 05:31 PM
Its easier to build pulse-jet


03-13-2007, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by Sjeler:
Its easier to build pulse-jet



03-13-2007, 08:45 PM
I have a small pulse jet.
It belonged to my dad. It looks quite like a small V1 made of balsa. The engine is utterly simple. I don't have the controls for it, so it hangs above my computer and casts menacing shadows on the ceiling.

03-14-2007, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by Sjeler:
Its easier to build pulse-jet A pulse jet is easier but the tubrocharger jet would be an interesting project from an engineering perspective.

03-14-2007, 03:31 AM
A mate of mine is very slowly building a schreckling model jet engine from plans in a book. It's been spun up to 13,000 rpm using compressed air and the turbine blades aren't even shaped properly yet. It has a centrifugal compressor made from aircraft grade plywood and strengthened using carbon fibre, the main casing is made from a camping gas cylinder whilst the combustion chamber (annular) is made from high temp steel alloy sourced (ahem) from work. there's a lot of sheet metal work in it not to mention a blisk that has to be effectively 'carved' using a high rpm air tool, I've carved a lot of model aircraft props and he's trying to persuade me to do that bit for him - He's got no bloody chance!

Redwulf 32 - Nis
03-14-2007, 04:52 AM

SimJet Nexus 3600 AES GE (http://simjet.com/C1256F6600773F26/getPopup/00C25970BCE7457AC1256F6A0033D0AA?open)

03-14-2007, 10:50 PM
I wanna install a few of those on my motorcycle!

03-15-2007, 01:01 AM
Jeremy Clarkson on a model jet powered bike on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDbsSUMl3ZE

03-15-2007, 03:43 AM
This chap has amazing standards of finish on his engines:

www.rcdon.com (http://www.rcdon.com) <-- look under 'experimental projects'. Sorry, he's gone and put sound clips on his website (only on two screens, and they play once only though).