It couldn't be simpler!
Here's an ultra-simple way to build a pulsejet engine without using
a lathe, milling machine, welder, or any other expensive machinery.
In fact, all you'll need are the tools shown in this picture, somewhere
to work, and a bench- vise.
Using these simple tools, you can convert this pile of metal into
your own pulsejet engine.
- A drill (electric prefered) with a set of drill bits
- A hacksaw
- A screwdriver
- A hammer
- A file
- Some scissors or metal snips
- A tape-measure or ruler
- A black felt marker
- A center-punch
- Some muffler sealant paste
The materials consist of:
And the result is this engine which is capable of several pounds of thrust
and, if built with thin enough tubing, is light enough for use on model
boats, planes or cars.
- Some 0.060" to 0.010" spring steel or shim steel.
- a length of steel or stainless-steel tubing.
- a cheap stainless steel drink flask
- a length of scrap aluminum bar
- 4 x self-tapping screws
- 4 x small bolts
- a short length of copper tubing
- a hose-clip (jubilee clip)
An abridged set of instructions for this project will be uploaded to the website
shortly. The full step-by-step set of comprehensive instructions are already on
my CDROM -- which includes a VCD-quality video showing the entire construction
sequence with plenty of tips and advice.