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The accidental pocket jet engine...

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Step 1: Tools and materials

Picture of Tools and materials
Tools:
*Pliers
*File (possibly avoided)
*A lighter

Materials:
*A metal pen barrel
*The cap of a bic pen
*Some wire (I used bare steel wire)
*A jet lighter nozzle (If you don't have one I'll soon have an instructable showing you how to make one)
*A lighter reservoir (I used one off another jet lighter that had three nozzles, converted it to one for power)
 
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Mario15 years ago
When is this "soon" going to be ???
killerjackalope (author)  Mario15 years ago
Very - I got sidetracked by a lot happening to me, plus other projects and tech work, I'm getting materials and such next week.
 any idea when the instructable will be finished cos im eager to make another engine
I was wondering if it gives off a little push so you can put it on a R/C car or boat I've been trying to rig rocket engines to one but i want something that is reusable and all i'd have to do was change the lighter
killerjackalope (author)  Jesusjuice9176 years ago
Umm that's lighter revervoir is actually refillable but at the moment it develops little to no thrust, I think I'm going to try my hand at a pulse jet for your pocket.
where did you get the lighter reservoir and nozzle ... a jet lighter? ... i want you to make an instructable showing how you got the nozzle out and made the reservoir please.
killerjackalope (author)  masterj5 years ago
Have a look at my 'ible on jet lighter repair, it shows the innards of the lighters very clearly and how they're put together, would that suffice?
for igniting i used the peize ignitor out of the lighter it works realy well
killerjackalope (author)  camthefarmer5 years ago
I prefer a second lighter but either works nicely...
CCH3ST3R6 years ago
i was watching junkyard wars they had a jet engine and i thought how i wanted to make one sooo i searched it and saw this but how do you make theeeee uhhhh jet liter nozzle???
killerjackalope (author)  CCH3ST3R6 years ago
Still perfecting that one, sory it's hard work but it might not even be a necessary component soon, I've been playing with this only in spare time and my advances are incredible, I had a quick look at jet history and found that I have basically done ten years of work in these few days, shame it's not already been done...
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