This little device has been taking shape in the Addingham Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Despite numerous setbacks with earlier versions (mostly involving spitting turbines out of the jetpipe in a stream of white-hot shards), the Mk.5 seen here has made many test runs over the last few weeks. Now that reliability has been achieved and some good baseline data captured, henceforth efforts will focus on modifications aimed at maximising thrust.malcolm uk wrote:what news if any from British workshops, garages and basements on projects for 2017?
So far, using propane fuel, the spectacular figure of 2kg static thrust has been observed and with improvements to the mass flow, conversion to kerosene and the addition of an afterburner, I am confident that it will soon be ready to chase records.
The only problem remaining is, what to power with it?