How to Make a Coffee Can Jet Engine.

Introduction: How to Make a Coffee Can Jet Engine.


Step 1: Materials

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
lighter
small paint can lid
gallon paint can lid
battery or other power supply

Step 2:

construct everything like the picture. red is the wires.

Step 3:


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    5 Comments

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    namelessworld
    namelessworld

    12 years ago on Introduction

    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. 

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    fishhead455
    fishhead455

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I wonder if he should look at this?

    http://www.aardvark.co.nz/pjet/


    Might help.


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    rickharris
    rickharris

    12 years ago on Step 3

    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

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    12 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    jtobako
    jtobako

    12 years ago on Introduction

    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?