Homemade jet engine

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Hmmm. Beer and garage-built jet engines. Is it just me or does this look like an accident waiting to happen? That is one angry motor.

BTW: There are dozens of similar engines on YouTube. Search on “homemade jet engines.” Few of them look quite this… dramatic.

Beer+old turbo=home made jet engine – [via] Link


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10 thoughts on “Homemade jet engine

  1. eccramer says:

    that looks really really fun!

  2. samurai1200 says:

    wow, all that metal was approaching white-hot heat… surprising nothing tore itself apart.

  3. superdude4agze says:

    Nice show, it’s just too bad with all that flame coming out the back it’s not producing any additional thrust. The flame is fuel that is unburned during combustion. Nice show, no go.

    Well not as much as there could be.

  4. MonkeyWork says:

    ya that’s my complaint too. I would love to have a turbine but without any serious horsepower, I’ll spend my time and energy on something else.

    sounds cool though…

  5. Frazier says:

    Not all jet engines/turbines are designed for thrust. An application similar to this (but running efficiantly could produce torque use for electric generation. Jet boats commonly use this technique to provide torque to the props without creating forward thrust from the jet. These jets are normaly taken from old military helicopters wich did the same thing, provide power to the prop without producing forward thrust.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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