Tin Can Jet (in the Making)

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Introduction: Tin Can Jet (in the Making)

Hello. This is my new and impropved engine that I made from my old one, which i did not post. It has a heat shield (boo-ya!), adjustble thrust, 3 commpressor blades, one exhaust blade, and will have motors. I have not put the turbines in because I am still making the best i can. The commpression chamber was not pictured.
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Devon

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    28 Discussions

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    jompon2547
    jompon2547

    2 years ago

    *squidward sound*

    "7 years later"

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    pilotgabe
    pilotgabe

    8 years ago on Introduction

    tip if you want to make a jet engine have a big fan with minimum turn ratio on the blades then for the compressor just mak a full row about 2-3 times longer than the front and for the exuahst compressor a little bit bigger than the middle chmaber compressor and have an exauhst port at the end that should work out well nice job by the way keep at it.

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    makerboy112
    makerboy112

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I've given this up. It wouldnt even work anyway, I just have given up on everything I have tried making. It wouldn't work, I should have realized it from the start

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    Gasoline+Ducttape
    Gasoline+Ducttape

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Don't give up, 100%of my turbine attempts have shredded and burned themselves completely, but I am still trying because I enjoy it :) and trust me, yours looks like it has a much better chance than mine

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    _Scratch_
    _Scratch_

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    There's always a reason for something to fail, you won't get anything done if you just give up after a few tries. Thomas Edison tried hundreds (if I remember right) of different materials for his light bulb filament before he actually got it right.

    If it was just as easy as making a prototype once, and having it work perfectly, everybody would be making things themselves. Yet you still have distinct groups of DIYers that do this stuff, and the groups that don't bother because it's TOO MUCH WORK. You can't let the belief that it is too much work get to you.

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    cool2000
    cool2000

    8 years ago on Introduction

    what is used as a axle to the blades, steel wire wont work, it just bends

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    macman11
    macman11

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Are you going to use bearings if so what kind-- you've inspired me !

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    makerboy112
    makerboy112

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry for the late reply---I got them at target, they are for some R/C cars (X-mods or something like that)

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    Chicken Gutz
    Chicken Gutz

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Give it up Kiteman.... In the words of James Matthew Barrie, "I'm not young enough to know everything"

     Good luck making one! BTW, you need heat-resistant metal alloys to make this work. I mean it could melt to pieces! I guess you're better off making a pulse jet. Of course, those are only possible outcomes. Hope that it won't explode (or implode; it's less likely to happen though), and put blast shields all over the test area in case it does. 

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    makerboy112
    makerboy112

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You shoulda saw my first one. (Lets just say its "burnt"). What kinda material do you suggest??

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    nutsandbolts_64
    nutsandbolts_64

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     Something that won't melt at around 900 Celsius. Steel's good, but heating it causes it's strength to fail. Maybe adding cooling fins around your jet; that should keep the outside cool. As for the blades in the inside, I don't know what to do with that! Maybe, making a special air structure to allow air to cool it down. I don't know what sort of structure; you're on your own on that part.

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    alien2107
    alien2107

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    would cooper work to help cool it iv noticed a lot of fans use that?

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    makerboy112
    makerboy112

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     I have access to Titanium, but not in large quantities. Maybe copper tubing and some sort of water cool pump setup? 

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    nutsandbolts_64
    nutsandbolts_64

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     maybe, all I'm worried about is temperature at the blades, and pressure throughout the rest of the jet.