Why go electric when you have jet power? These five devices demonstrate show just what kind of power turbines are capable of.
186+mph Jet Powered R/C Plane
This plane must be a rush to fly. The music is a great match for the video
Swiss Man Takes to the Skies with Jetpack
Reuters reports that Yves Rossy from Switzerland is the first person to “gain altitude and maintain a stable, horizontal flight thanks to aerodynamic carbon foldable wings.”
The wings which have a 3 metre span have two kerosene-powered engines attached which propel the passenger
Jet-Powered Go Kart
This amazing jet-powered go kart sports a MK101 Solent Gas Turbine Starter that produces 70bhp and 140.1bft torque. Other specs include a custom-built high pressure fuel system, lightweight alloy wheels, and a “ZIP Bandid Long Circuit” chassis.
The engine was originally used on the Phantom Fighter aircraft as a self-contained starter unit for the main engines when ground support was not available. It is not designed to operate for more than 40 seconds at any one time, so we had to design elements such as the lubrication, fuel and cooling systems to allow for constant running
Y2K: Jet-Powered Motorcycle
The Y2K is “powered by a Rolls Royce Allison 250 series turboshaft engine, producing 238kW (320hp). This motorcycle has a recorded top speed of 227 mph (365 km/h), with a price tag of US$150,000.”