Reserve Your Jet Engine Kit!

milegajo

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In an insane twist of events, it appears we're pretty close to manufacturing our first batch of Jet Engine Kits.
After speaking to a UK engine kit retailer, they've asked we reserve a twin jet engine kit and all going well will place an initial order of 25 Kits.
Will post some CAD drawings soon but here's the idea. The pic below is the size we're going for.

Heres a vid of a simliar setup. YouTube - Jet Powered Bicycle of course ours will not be a turbine engine and subsequently wont cost over $2000

It will however be self starting and self aspirating and importantly valveless. Therefore NO moving parts. Installed and used correctly, the engine life is effectively limitless.

Initial complete kit price estimate is between 114.37 USD and 171.56 USD however we plan to integrate it so it uses as many parts as possible that are already used for the HT engines. This means the price will be less for those who already have an MB. So far one of the biggest contributors to the price is the need for a fuel pump as we hope to run the engine primarily on either petrol or methanol (although propane and other flammable fuels will also be compatible). A parts list will be published and we'll be open to "pic'n'mix" orders whereby if people find they already have some of the parts the price can be reduced accordingly.


The basic kit will be for one engine mounted behind the rider and over the rear wheel, the "turbo deluxe" kit will include two engines mounted either side of the rear wheel.

If you are seriously interested send your details (Name, Address, Email, MB forum ID, and Kit desired) to boostmeup@tigertoothbikes.com when production is ready we envisage implementing a fixed refundable reservation fee something in the region of $21(10%)-$85(50%) with the balance to be paid prior to dispatch.

Thanks chaps will be interested to see the level of response and hear your thoughts.
http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww320/tigertoothbikesuk/JetPromo.jpg

http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww320/tigertoothbikesuk/jengine-1.gif

http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww320/tigertoothbikesuk/jetgif.gif
 
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cool prototype bike!, I'm curious as to how loud are these engines? I saw a youtube clip and the guy had to wear heavy duty ear protection.
 
.....Thanks chaps will be interested to see the level of response and hear your thoughts.......


Don't want to be a "downer" here, but pulse jet engines are loud, inefficient, and (IMHO) not a great way to propel a bicycle. Regardless, you would probably need some videos of a working prototype before anyone would put a deposit on a kit.

Don't mean to burst your bubble, but you wanted to hear some thoughts.
 
Don't want to be a "downer" here, but pulse jet engines are loud, inefficient, and (IMHO) not a great way to propel a bicycle. Regardless, you would probably need some videos of a working prototype before anyone would put a deposit on a kit.

Don't mean to burst your bubble, but you wanted to hear some thoughts.

Thanks for your input there - no bubbles burst i can assure you

Thought you might like to see this article http://gizmodo.com/391602/the-75-mph-bicycle-thats-powered-by-a-jet-engine

Any engine that powers a bike to 75mph might be loud and certainly thirsty, but can't be that inefficient at propelling a vehicle.... at least Hitlers V1 flying bombs would say otherwise.

Also a vid here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxuUjlTzLy0

Some crazy machinery here requiring some crazy operators!

Good to get some feedback, thanks guys.
 
Thanks for your input there - no bubbles burst i can assure you......

.....Any engine that powers a bike to 75mph might be loud and certainly thirsty, but can't be that inefficient at propelling a vehicle.... at least Hitlers V1 flying bombs would say otherwise.

Also a vid here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxuUjlTzLy0

Some crazy machinery here requiring some crazy operators!

Good to get some feedback, thanks guys.

Jet engines simply are not suited to propelling vehicles that need quick throttle response. A Kawasaki Ninja 250 can top out over 100mph, will accelerate faster than the huge pulse jet engine you linked to, get (much) better fuel economy and make much less noise.

The Nazi "buzzbombs" weren't designed for efficiency as much as low manufacturing costs.
 
If I get to wear a leather helmet and a duster I'm in. HT8386-001.jpg
 
Jet engines simply are not suited to propelling vehicles that need quick throttle response. A Kawasaki Ninja 250 can top out over 100mph, will accelerate faster than the huge pulse jet engine you linked to, get (much) better fuel economy and make much less noise.

The Nazi "buzzbombs" weren't designed for efficiency as much as low manufacturing costs.

I think your missing the point somewhat. And a funny bone perhaps..... lighten up dude :giggle: this is awesome
 
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