I am a fourteen year old freshmen who just started my school year. I
was fortunate enough to get into my dream elective, intro to industrial
technology. This is the first time I have had acces to a full metal
shop and I am considering building a small jet engine. I only want
enough to get up to 30 mph on a bicycle. How many pounds of thrust
should it have and what kind of design would be best for a begginer?
Right now I'm thinking a presure jet would be the best. Pulsejets have
moving parts that wear down to fast, ram and scram jets have to be
moving really fast to even start, and turbo jets have complicated oil
and cooling systems. Pressure jets sound like the best of each design
and simple for a begginer to build.
- posted 16 years ago