"I have read the pulsejet book so far and I must say I am really impressed" - APDevelopments|
"The book is terrific! It's plenty technical enough, but really readable." - Victor Scafati
"It is absolutely incredible! Very well written." - Peter Dilworth
Now available for download
Purchasers of the online version will receive a login name and password usually within
24 hours of their purchase, giving them access to download the book and much of the
other bonus material from the CD.
If you'd prefer to download The Enthusiast's Guide to Pulsejets rather than
wait for a CD then you can save money and purchase access to
The download/update site
for just US$32.
Free Update Released
If you already have a copy of the Pulsejet Book on CD, you will shortly
be receiving a new disk containing an updated version of the book. This updated
version includes much additional 3rd-party information, two extra chapters
which show how to build simple but amazingly effective pulsejet engines
from readily available pieces of stainless steel kitchenware and some
interesting new video footage.
A step-by step video shows you how to build this
pulsejet for around $20 using just regular hand-
tools. That's right, no welder or lathe is required.
The first edition release of my pulsejet book is finally completed and is now
almost twice as big, containing many valuable extra chapters on designing
valveless engines, information on pressure-jets, afterburning augmentors
comprehensive illustrated instructions and plans for building several
different engines, my experiences on Scrapheap Challenge and Junkyard Wars,
and much more.
Printed copies of the book will soon be available as a seperate item but in the meantime I'm
releasing the entire volume, along with hundreds of megabytes of additional
third-party material on a CD. Also included are additional pictures and video footage
out of my own workshop that have never been seen before.
The third-party material includes relevent NACA technical reports, historical
documents, plans and other material which is provided as a convenience for the
hard-core researcher or enthusast. Although much of this is freely available
on the Net (if you know where to find it), getting it as a free bonus and
compiled onto a single CD will likely save many hours of searching and downloading.
There are quite literally weeks worth of reading on this disk and, to the best of my
knowledge, it represents the most information-filled reference work of its
type currently available at any price.
A Much Needed Volume
Although there are a number of websites (such as this one) which provide
some useful information on pulsejet engines, there are very few books
on the subject and those that you can find are often written in a foreign
It was with this in mind that I set about writing a book on pulsejet engines
and the principles behind them.
Here are some images representative of the contents:
Making it Easy to Build Your Own Engines
If you want to build your own pulsejet you'll find several chapters with
plans, step-by-step instructions, plenty of pictures and and useful illustrations
that document every step of the process.
Many of the steps are further documented by way of accompanying video footage
in MPEG format that will play on any computer.
This book contains a large amount of material that hasn't been previously
published and, as you can see, includes many new pictures renderings
For those eager to design their own engines, there's a chapter dedicated
to the process of calculating the critical dimensions. No matter how big
an engine or how much thrust you want, you'll find all the information you
need in this book to design a valved or valveless engine that will do the
However, if you'd rather just build an engine from a set of proven plans,
you'll find a selection of those included as well.
There's also a chapter which gives instructions for building the simplest
pulsejet in the world -- one that can be constructed with little more than
a hammer and screwdriver.
Model Airplane Plans
And, if you're a model airplane enthusiast too, there's a greatly expanded
section on how to use pulsejets for this application along with an original
set of plans for a pulsejet-powered RC delta-winged model and a pulsejet
engine to power it with.
These are just a few of the many topics covered in this book:
* full illustrated constructional chapters with plans
|How to design a pulsejet||Pulsejets for models|
|Constructional techniques||Powering things with pulsejets|
|Schmidt's contributions||Fuel systems|
|Improving pulsejet performance ||A simple guide to anodizing|
|Valveless pulsejets||The world's simplest pulsejet|
|Newton's third law||The Reynolds Effect|
|Pressure Jets||Designing valveless engines|
|Afterburning Augmentors||A Pulsejet Model Airplane|
|6lbs-thrust engine*||70lbs-thrust engine*|
|200lbs-thrust engine*||Accidents and failures|