If you have the need for speed, check out our list of the “Top 5 Jet-Powered Gadgets”, which are all crazy to say the least. Did we happen to miss any? Please leave us a comment. Continue reading for the full list… (Thanks Zipped)
5. Jet-Powered Scooter
Ron Patrick has gone the jet-powered route once again with this scooter — equipped with two JFS 100 jet engines for maximum power.
Engines are 50 lb each so weight is an issue. Will probably use air-start with a carbon fiber tank of compressed air. That saves weight since batteries will then not be needed. Looks cool from the top. Will want to make aluminum housings to go over the engines just like on a DC-9
4. 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