Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pulse jet powered amateur rocket flies

Here's a video of  the first flight of a pulse jet rocket.  That's a bit of an oxymoron since it's not rocket powered.  WTH, it looks like a rocket to me.  I've seen lots of videos on home made pulse jets, but I didn't realize they could be built light enough for vertical flight. This one used propane as its fuel.  If you view the video on YouTube, you can find parts #1 and #2, which document the development of the engine.  Looks like it would be easy to damage yourself and burn up you launch site with these things.  I wouldn't fiddle with them but still think this is pretty darned cool.