Do-It-Yourself Turbocharger Turbojet
This is a run-up of my home built turbocharger turbojet engine. Long, but maybe of some interest
to other engine builders. It is quite old now and dated somewhat and I now
know far more about jet engines than I did then. Please go easy on me
guys... It is my first video!
I would like to issue a challenge to all fellow Do it Yourself turbojet engine builders and brushless electric
R/C park flyer hobbiests/manufacturers out there.
Please comment and discuss the feasibility of mounting a small "outrunner"
style permanent magnet brushless electric motor to the compressor side of
this and similar engines. I realize that shaft harmonics and bearing
limitations will play a very significant role in whether or not such a
motor/generator combination would hang together at 140000 RPM or more. Of
course, associated power electronics with the ability to switch from
starter motor to DC generator would need to be designed as well to
efficiently (relatively speaking) produce electricity at these ultra high
Such a device would mimic some of the hybrid turbocharger or "electrically assisted turbochargers" that have been developed by Garrett
and others in recent years. These have been designed, developed and built
to reduce "turbo lag" and recover wasted
energy in the form of electricity with the intention of supplementing the
charging system in vehicles. They have not quite made it to market yet in
any production vehicles that I know of. I am crossing my fingers!
A hybrid turbocharger in my opinion is
the Holy Grail for DIY turbojet
Once this exists as an off the shelf device, a whole world of potential
uses opens up!
An inexpensive, simple, robust turbojet
engine! Heat and electricity with only one moving part!
Imagine a tiny turbocharger based boiler
in your basement that would heat your home, heat your domestic water AND
charge your batteries in an off-grid or grid tied electrical system.
It would easily burn almost any conventional fuel including natural gas,
propane, diesel, kerosene, waste oil, waste vegetable oil, bio-diesel,
pellets, garbage and even wood logs as has been proven with the proof of
concept device built by myself and Mark Nye at Nye Manufacturing and
featured on The Discovery Channel's Daily Planet.
Your comments and discussions about how a PM motor generator could be
adapted to this task are anticipated.
As promised, I am currently (slowly) working on a large afterburning VT-50
based engine (actually three of them) that will hopefully produce a
combined two or three hundred pounds of thrust and be featured on Youtube
I would like to run all three together in a stretched Quad ATV or mini
dragster to take around to the car shows and make some noise. My concept
for this engine will to both fuel and lubricate it with waste motor oil.
Hopefully I will be able to offer construction plans and combustion chamber
kits if it is successful and interest warrants it.
Thanks for looking! Good luck with your projects!
Forced Induction - Supercharger vs. Turbo Charger
This video was made to describe in moderate detail the differences between
Superchargers and turbo Chargers, as well as describing the
components, advantages, and disadvantages to each. Complementing the
speaking track is a slideshow of related pictures and videos. I hope this
video helps some of you curious up and coming mechanics to better
understand methods of forced induction. Please comment maturely, and
How to build a TURBOJET ENGINE
HELLO GEEK WEEK
So this is the first in my trilogy of videos about building a turboJET engine from scrap.
This video is me building the jet then tomorrow i'll take you through the
simple maths and it is simple.
enjoy subscribe and see you next video.
Music by march to the grave
The scrapyard is C.towell and they are great for off cuts of stainless etc
PLUS more at
The JET Bicycle - The most dangerous unsafe bike EVER
An old womans bike built for shopping turned into a bomb inspired safety
hazzard. This is the final part in my series on the wonderfull pulse jet
and what an end.The jet will push the bike a little faster but its staying on thats the
challenage as some of the more keen eye'd people will have noticed the side
shaking , yes we could have cured it with better frame better wheels etc
but i like its a shit bike n still is.
Other videos in the series are
Part 1- Making the jet
Part 2- First test
Part 3- Strapped up in van and nearly setting fire to everything
Part 4- Making the jet bicycle
also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/colin_furze
and my facebook page
For more info on this project and other crazy ones like it visit my website
Contact me either here on youtube or at email@example.com
Music by march to the grave heres the link etc