Search found 4923 matches

by Mike Everman
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Quartz
Replies: 42
Views: 14891

Re: Quartz

Cool. I get dibs when you go off to the hoarder’s hospital.
Ha
So, do you think the guys that did your quartz jam could blow a whole pulsejet?
Who did you use, and did you have a good experience with them?
by Mike Everman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Tools and Construction
Topic: Quartz
Replies: 42
Views: 14891

Re: Quartz

Hey Mark, hope all is well! Getting ready to cut some of that Quartz tube you sent me lo these many years hence. I wonder if scoring it in the lathe with a glass cutter and break will work? I do need to grind the ends flush to a specific length, too. As I recall but can't find it was you were a fan ...
by Mike Everman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Valved pulsejet forum
Topic: dynamic modeling of a strip valve
Replies: 144
Views: 2845176

Re: dynamic modeling of a strip valve

You and me both. It was a fine piece of work. I made him a moderator so he could edit this thread to his heart’s content, hoping he’d embed his figures, but he hosted them all on free picture services that went away.
Tragic.
by Mike Everman
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Valveless pulsejet forum
Topic: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.
Replies: 372
Views: 1738139

Re: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.

Liking all this! So, what I liked about the Harbor Freight burner (I've had one for years) is it's a cheap way to get a nice high flow needle valve with all the hookup stuff to the tank. Though I mostly use just the tank valve which takes a fine touch when starting a small linear like this with comp...
by Mike Everman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Valveless pulsejet forum
Topic: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.
Replies: 372
Views: 1738139

Re: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.

pressure is irrelevant. I've never used a heat gun, personally. Have a compressor and a blow-off gun with a nice smooth trigger? Fine low-end control is required. I've seen a leaf blower used on a tiny motor, but it was a study in getting just the very fringe of the flow to sneak in the outer edge o...
by Mike Everman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Valveless pulsejet forum
Topic: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.
Replies: 372
Views: 1738139

Re: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.

You do have the BBQ igniter that has a battery, right? The manual pushbutton type is a pain. I usually put a rubber band around so it tiks without an assistant, though it is a fun way to get my kids involved.
by Mike Everman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Valveless pulsejet forum
Topic: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.
Replies: 372
Views: 1738139

Re: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.

You’ve made me dredge up other pipe fitting work, the weldless chinese:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2786&start=30#p34181

That one was fun.
by Mike Everman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Valveless pulsejet forum
Topic: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.
Replies: 372
Views: 1738139

Re: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.

Ah, a trickle of everything is needed until you start getting BANG! Everything open but the needle valve. Slowly crack that, and i mean minimal. Trickle air, like a badger fart. Every pop in the pulsejet cycle, when you actually get a cycle, is a small amount of fuel. You need to get some good ol ca...
by Mike Everman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Valved pulsejet forum
Topic: 100mm Zanin Z26
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: 100mm Zanin Z26

Got a pic of it running, Nitro?
by Mike Everman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Valveless pulsejet forum
Topic: Annular M20
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Re: Annular M20

I think I've boiled the "why annulars suck" to three things. 1. It violates a simple axiom of having the least surface area for a given volume, the king there being a cylindrical tube. Annular skin drag on the flow is always higher in the all important intake (2x+). 2. If you could, you'd have your ...
by Mike Everman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Valveless pulsejet forum
Topic: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.
Replies: 372
Views: 1738139

Re: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.

I see what I had was a 3/32" fuel stinger, bent and pinched a little. You really want a little exit hole for the fuel injector, like 1mm is the upper end, and there are several positions and angles that work and many that don't. did you see this post? http://www.pulse-jets.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f...
by Mike Everman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Valveless pulsejet forum
Topic: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.
Replies: 372
Views: 1738139

Re: Please put your "I am new and need help" question here.

The only fuel tube I got to work on that was 1/8" dia copper, with a little bend at the end (or was it nipped at 45?) murky memory, have to read my own thread on it. Did you do the rounding of the intake edge, making the flare? Till you heat it up some, less air and less fuel until you get some real...
by Mike Everman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Valveless pulsejet forum
Topic: Valveless pulsejet-computational fluid dynamics
Replies: 37
Views: 4689

Re: Valveless pulsejet-computational fluid dynamics

Loving that first animation, Zono. Wish it went longer to see the pressure peak happen again in the CC. Love the way it shows the rarefaction waves colliding in the tail, where it would love to collapse if we use too thin a material!
by Mike Everman
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: youtube
Replies: 1453
Views: 157253

Re: youtube

I want to make a big putt-putt boat. have a meet and do races or something