Introduction: How to Make a Coffee Can Jet Engine.

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Step 1: Materials

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one large coffee can
one small coffee can
a 8"x8" piece of 1/4" plywood
bare steel wire
24" plastic tube 1/4"
small propane bottle
blow torch fittings
air pump for air mattress
1/2" wood drill
small paint can lid
gallon paint can lid
battery or other power supply

Step 2:

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construct everything like the picture. red is the wires.

Step 3:


namelessworld (author)2010-05-03

It is just a first attempt. It had almost no thrust. But i made it longer and added a more powerful fan. I will add more pictures, and show more videos. In this form it is just a large blow torch. 

fishhead455 (author)2010-05-03

I wonder if he should look at this?

Might help.

rickharris (author)2010-05-02

Sigh, to be a jet engine you need to be producing thrust - From what I could see this is not so.

When you have air + Propane + combustion chamber is a goo blow lamp at present. Nice hot flame but not much jet engine

Kiteman (author)2010-05-02

I just watched the video (hold the camera the right way up next time!), and I don't see any "jet" at all.

You need to show us photographs (not video-grabs) of the actual build - as far as I can see, this is currently just a fairly large Bunsen burner.

jtobako (author)2010-05-02

How much thrust are you developing?  Or, unless the color correction is WAY off in the first picture, are you just burning stuff in a can?

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