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    Default The real silver surfer

    The world needs more of this guy


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    Default Re: The real silver surfer

    Pulse jets. I helped install two larger ones on a client's boat. Lousy as boat propulsion, but way cool noise and flames. The vids don't come close to showing the level out noise. I wore hearing protection any time they were fired up.
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    Default Re: The real silver surfer

    oh holy crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    oh holy crap
    The fellow who built the two I was part of built them in a range of sizes. Somewhere out there is a skateboard, slightly longer than a normal 'longboard', with a tiny pulsejet mounted. And it still scoots.
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    Default Re: The real silver surfer

    Wait!.....there's more!!!


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    Default Re: The real silver surfer

    imagine falling backwards astride that jet!

    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    The world needs more of this guy

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: The real silver surfer

    How is he still alive?
    "Where you live in the world should not determine whether you live in the world." - Bono

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    imagine falling backwards astride that jet!
    Yeah. I wouldn't without a protective cage/cowling. What temp is required to make steel glow that color? Sheesh!!
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    Default Re: The real silver surfer

    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Pulse jets. I helped install two larger ones on a client's boat. Lousy as boat propulsion, but way cool noise and flames. The vids don't come close to showing the level out noise. I wore hearing protection any time they were fired up.
    The reason the English nicknamed the V1 the "buzz bomb". It used Pulse Jets for propulsion.
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    Default Re: The real silver surfer

    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    The fellow who built the two I was part of built them in a range of sizes. Somewhere out there is a skateboard, slightly longer than a normal 'longboard', with a tiny pulsejet mounted. And it still scoots.
    I remember ads in hobby magazines showing a small pulse jet. The sound would have to appeal to the person.
    One time I was kayaking in the SF Bay near Angel Island and Tiburon and I could hear turbine sounds building on the water and it was a ocean racer about 1/2 mile away. Then it roared shooting out huge flames and was ahooting towards Alcatraz. Crazy sound reflecting off the ridge above Sausalito.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    How is he still alive?
    Clean living.

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    Default Re: The real silver surfer

    Probably invented that thing to outrun any jealous husbands in his past!
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    Default Re: The real silver surfer

    He can have my wife, for a go on that machine
    Possibly easier to make one myself though

    Quote Originally Posted by CollinR View Post
    Probably invented that thing to outrun any jealous husbands in his past!

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