Pulse Jet Engine Plans, Tutorials & Kits
Pulse Jet Engines, or Pulsejets, are an amazingly simple type of jet engine that almost anyone can build at home with basic tools. They can run while standing still, with no moving parts, on almost anything that burns. No other jet engine comes close to being able to do that. While they may just look like a simple hollow tube, the science behind how they work is pretty complex!
There are few things that are as satisfying as building your own jet engine and firing it up for the first time. That moment when you first fire it up, and the engine starts shooting flames, glowing orange, and drowning out the sound of everything around you is something you’ll never forget.
Pulse Jets are the perfect way to get into hobby jet propulsion. They are mechanically simple enough that you can build one with some basic workshop equipment using a set of blueprints, but the physics behind how they work is complicated enough that it could be the focus of an engineering thesis.
Because of this they make for the perfect science project, whether for high school or college, and the skills you’ll learn while building your own Pulsejet will help you out in many other areas.
As with most things in life, a little bit of knowledge and the right tools for the job can make things seem infinitely easier. In this case a little bit of reading can save you untold frustration and money. There can be a lot of variables in getting a pulsejet to run for the first [...]
A question that comes up a lot is what is the best “first pulse jet engine”. This depends on a few factors. Some of the engines that are easiest to build, are the most difficult to run. The converse is also true, some of the ones that have the best running characteristics are the most [...]