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Another cool challenge would be jet engine powered racers.
The teams would need to build a jet engine to power a vehicle in a race vs the other team.
There are several variations of homebuilt jet engines, such as pulse jets, jets using tuned intake ports (no moving parts!), so the teams would have several choices of design. Auto parts such as turbochargers, etc would be suitable for building an engine. The teams would obviously have to build their own flame holders, etc. which should be really educational.
A homebuilt jet engine will produce modest thrust, but should be really spectacular and really loud :-) There are a lot of jet engine home builders around so lots of experts should be easily available. (To reply in email replace blort dot invalid with anime dot net)
-- Dan Hollis (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 2001
Sounds exciting Dan! (Not to mention loud... )
-- Rhonda (email@example.com), January 06, 2001.
I jsut got into the hole jet engine thing and i want to build a gas powered turbin engine but i don't know were to satrt maybe you could point me in the right direction i want to go to college and become a mechanical enigeer and i know how to weild use cutting torches and wire so all i need is the plans and the parts i'd really like a reply it would be great to have a turbine in the shed.
-- casey h (N0sknight@yahoo.com), December 14, 2004.