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Bob Purton

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Pulse jet moped
« on: October 23, 2012, 02:57:16 PM »
I'm thinking if converting my moped to be powered by one of these! ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=yy4KH88tLSY&NR=1

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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 05:20:17 PM »
Not particularly practical for every day use!
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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 05:36:25 PM »
not for you bob you'd burn the cabbage  :D
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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 05:43:10 PM »
From what I gather they are quite simple to build, maybe we should make a stationary one for a demo at the next rumcar open day, fire brigade on hand.

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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 05:44:16 PM »
Chortle!

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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 06:18:58 PM »
Dear Bob

What would be good would be a line of comparative engines, all about the same power showing relative size, such as an electric motor, 2 stroke , 4 stroke, Diesal, Wankel, ram jet, gas turbine and anything else you can think of. We could start them one at a time on the day. It could also attend the National as a static display.

Displays of horizontal engines, radial engines, V twin, triples, twins and singles would also be novel.

I am sure Big Al probably has one of each he is trying to clear out of his warehouse.


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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 06:51:00 PM »
Sounds fun Chris.

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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 10:02:09 PM »
Deaqr Bob

Big Al has gone very quiet

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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 06:27:42 AM »
Wow, that engine is great. I should also make one for my mopeds ;)

... especially the Yamaha that doesnt seem to work anymore!
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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 08:24:29 AM »
Deaqr Bob

Big Al has gone very quiet

Chris Thomas

I was looking for some interesting engines but only came up with the mech for a Clockwork Hornby.

Collecting interesting engines could be fun. I know for a 5 cylinder Gardner which is a wonderful lump. Nearly had a small Stanley unit.
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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2012, 08:44:28 AM »
Is that stanley as in steam ?
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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2012, 09:34:55 AM »
Dear Al

When I suggested that the engines should all be about the same power, I was thinking about Microcar power rather than truck power. Small, easy to mount on a steel frame rack that could be slid into the back of a transit van for transportation, each engine would have a small fuel header tank (or battery) and a common exhaust manifold running along underneath exiting at the end of the rack to keep the noise and smoke under control.

For me seeing an engine is an integral part of the experience of looking at cars. Whilst the body can be crisp and functional, the engine is the heart of the machine, and is not seen enough for my liking.

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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2012, 10:19:48 AM »
Stanley as in process, a sort of heat pump really.

Gardner is on a steel chassis and would slide in and out of a Transit, if you had a platoon of Gurkhas handy. You can play with the de-compressors and have it ticking over at silly low speeds or power the rally from it onto the generator that is with it driven by 7 belts. It would look excellent in the middle of the sitting room. See Dutch house with boat engine in at Sneek, pub with Jag engine with exhaust up the chimney. Might go for it if I can get it for about £400. Worth half that in scrap metal! It was out of a bus and has the gearbox with it.

Tricky to find some engines at microcar power. 10 hp wankel? Some of the marvellous model aircraft engines are in the frame. A collectors area in its own right. ONe of the old Goggo stalwarts gave up to expand his collection of those.
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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2012, 04:38:45 PM »
I wish I still had my Jetex solid fuel rocket motors. And a lifetime's supply of their cylindrical fuel tablets.
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Re: Pulse jet moped
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2012, 05:52:01 PM »
pipe dreams chris it wont ever happen  :(
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