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Old 04-19-2003, 08:49   #1 (permalink)
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It's not a turbo or V8, but it makes more noise and has some serious horsepower potential.....

http://aardvark.co.nz/pjet/gokart.htm
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lol.. crazy bastard
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Pulse jets are ok but wait till he sticks a turbine on it.
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ooooooOOOOOOOO i want one.... he he he
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Pulse jets are ok but wait till he sticks a turbine on it.
I think he already has. Read some of the rest of his pages. Even fiddling about with ramjets too.

Me thinks that man is crazy
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Old 04-22-2003, 00:37   #6 (permalink)
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wouldnt want a gas leak, then youd have a real 'blast'!
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Hmmm, stage 5 afterburner......rapidly approaching top of climb now re-entering earth' atmosphere without heat shield
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Old 04-22-2003, 03:06   #8 (permalink)
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Old 04-22-2003, 04:37   #9 (permalink)
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Come on, give this guy some credit. Whoever has a good read of the site will discover that this guy knows in great detail what he is talking about. He has built a gas turbine from a small turbocharger, various shapes and forms of pulse jets and other bits and pieces. Somehow I think he is intelligent enough to keep his chances of getting injured or killed to a minimum.
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Old 04-22-2003, 04:39   #10 (permalink)
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Well he hasn't exactly got a seat or seat belt on that thing, nor much other protection. Im a part time firefighter, and I gotta tell you that his little LPG setup is just a little alarming to say the least!!!! I wouldn't want to be near where this guy lives!

memorable quotes include:

"As I mentioned -- the kart doesn't even have a seat yet so I clamped a piece of wood onto two cross-members to stop my backside from scraping along the cement."

"This board was also a handly place to lash the 20lb propane tank which provides the fuel for this jet"

"The fuel lines were zip-tied to the frame ... Very crude and only somewhat effective as it takes about two full turns to cut off the gas supply "

"Since I don't have any brakes yet,"
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