Why? Because he can....

When I was 10 I raced a go kart with (2) 11hp McCulloch 2 cycle engines and it did more than 60 mph. This jet thing should do way more than that.

Posted by ghostsniper at May 21, 2015 2:03 PM

Hey ghost, this "vehicle" has nothing to do with top end performance.

This is all about playing with FAYUURRE!!! Great gobs of fire!

Hey, when you were a kid, didn't you want your very own WWII flamethrower? Me too!

Posted by RedFred at May 21, 2015 2:56 PM

Better than that, I think it's a pulse-jet, which makes it in the same league with a V-2 rocket.

To the bone.

Posted by Rob De Witt at May 21, 2015 3:59 PM

I've never seen someone so ardently vying for a Darwin Award before.

Posted by Grizzly at May 21, 2015 7:20 PM

Daredevil stuff.
It reminds me of the guy that gets shot out of a cannon at the fair, or Evel Knievel jumping 'most anything.
Adrenaline junkies have a jones like no other.
I bet his speedometer (if he has one) has two speeds: flat out and fuckit.

Part of me wants to say that guy has courage, I wish I had that. The other part of me says he's a fool.

Posted by chasmatic at May 21, 2015 9:54 PM

3 or 4 of those adrenaline junkies just offed themselves "BASE" jumping off cliffs last weekend. I don't guess I've ever been that bored.

Posted by Rob De Witt at May 21, 2015 11:29 PM

Loved it. The pulse jet construction method was cool, basically inflating a steel balloon with water, and I spent the next two hours reading about valveless pulse jets trying to figure out how they worked. Thanks for the find.

Posted by chuck at May 22, 2015 8:41 AM

A Pulse Jet engine would've been the V-1 "Buzz Bomb".

The V-2 was the Von Braun designed, liquid fueled ballistic missile, which was a pure hyperglolic, (bianary fuel, self-oxidizing, (not requiring atmospheric oxygen) rocket. It followed a ballistic arc, ascending to as much as 70 miles altitude, before descending upon (usually) London, at approximately Mach 2 speeds.


The kart looks hella fun though!

Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by Jim at May 22, 2015 5:55 PM