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The Pulse Jet Bicycle that Goes up to 75 mph Answered

Pulse jets are fun to watch and you can get an intro to making one with a jam jar. Make a big one and it can be incredibly freakin' loud. Mount it onto a bicycle like Robert Maddox did and you'll get speeds up to 75 mph as you blast your ears into loose bits of jelly.

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Doveman
Doveman

12 years ago

That is beast! I got to make one...

How many Jam Jars do you think it will take to move my bike at 75 mph?

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jlund
jlund

Reply 8 years ago

More than a megaton ha lol megatons are for measuring explosions and by th way tha jam jars go boom after a wile so have fun burning your wife or mom comes out snif snif what's burning JIMMY! What are you doing

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

12 years ago

Killerjackalope, you know your mission!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Beystad beat me to it, no mines going to have to be bigger and louder...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Hmmm on a second look, I could beat this one, need some work but the chinese based engines aren't that powerful usually, I'm going for either capped end or lockwood-hillers...

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

Can't wait!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Also I'm thinking of going for twin engines... and one buttload of thrust...

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OBar
OBar

Reply 10 years ago

Is that a standard buttload or metric?

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jlund
jlund

Reply 8 years ago

Lol

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

!!!! Twin! start with one, see how many pieces you are in, then try 2

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Hells no, if I'm going to die it's all or nothing...

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benthekahn
benthekahn

Reply 12 years ago

then try 3...

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dmitri11
dmitri11

Reply 11 years ago

good luck building a lockwood

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nature223
nature223

12 years ago

ANDddddd makes WW2 British people of that generation freak out and think they're being bombed all over again by the GERMANS!!! that thing sounds JUST like a WW2 BUZZ BOMB!!!!

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I Build, Therefore I Am
I Build, Therefore I Am

Reply 9 years ago

That's because it is a WWII buzz bomb. Well, in essence it is. The original use of valved pulsejet engines WAS the V1 and V2. They were designed for it. The valveless ones came from scientists studying German tech after the war.

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OBar
OBar

10 years ago

maybe find a way to attach a hang glider to it and have a personal jet plane or something like that

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

12 years ago

Damn, he made it in the end.. Argh now mines going to have to be way bigger and louder than it was going to be...

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westfw
westfw

12 years ago

A similar device has appeared at a couple of the older Western Winter Blasts that I've attended. The noise was impressive, but not so much as the fact that the tail pipe of the thing would glow orange with the heat it produced. How much thrust was produced was a separate matter; while they ran the bike around what was normally used as a racetrack (dirt, for car racing), I don't recall that the resulting speed was particularly impressive...

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

Well, the link says "could push the bike up to 75 MPH",sounds like advertising speak, when you add a rider, the speed will be lower. ;-)

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

when I first saw that on another blog I thought it was kinda a joke. from the looks of the picture it looks like it's really off balanced.

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frag_bomb
frag_bomb

12 years ago

secretly I think its powered by his explosive diarrhea =P

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natedawg14
natedawg14

12 years ago

this thing is pretty sick. I made a smaller one that makes about 8 pounds of thrust but i didn't mount it on anything.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

There's no need to go all the way to Make a Jam Jar Jet.

This is pretty cool. Well, hot, actually. Those things glow.