Luc wrote:Is that all what the WORLD MARKET IS ... 8 or 10 peoples?
I certainly hope not, for your sake. however, this forum is not the world market. It's probably not even your primary market. It's a bunch of steel-bashing noise and heat geeks. Personally, I'd love a fully made up chinese, but I don't have the cash.
There certainly seem to be enough - ahem - suckers out there willing to shell out hard cash for 'gluhareff' plans that (as you found out) don't work entirely as advertised. So there has to be a desire for the things.
So. The buyers are there, somewhere. They need to be convinced to come to your door.
If I might suggest something, which one could possibly see as unethical, depending on one's outlook, you need advertising, to the sort of people who might shell out for this kind of thing. I'm not talking trade rags, although they are good. I'm not talking a paid google ad, (although that might pay off, 'gluhareff, pressure jet, helicopter tip jet,' etc would be good phrases). No. I'm talking about the great leveller. The destroyer of websites. Slashdot. Seriously. Slashdot readers have cash, are interested in noisy dangerous things, and like a laugh.
How might one get oneself slashdotted, we ask, should one be out in the icy wastes of Canada?
One might, and this is just a suggestion:
Equip a snocat with a big gluhareff, and video the ensuing mayhem. Hell, a bobsleigh or luge with a 130kg gluhareff and go _up_ the run with it.
Get video of test firings of all the various pulsejets you have, with maximum fireball madness.
You get the idea. As dangerous and madcap as possible, entertaining, and likely to get people interested in buying kits. Get Viv on a snowboard with a chinese or two strapped to the back ;-)
Shove it up on your website, plus a few mirror sites chosen beforehand
Get someone to post it to /.
Watch your hosting company's servers melt as thousands of geeks grab video files.
Several minutes later, your shills post 'mirror sites' and take a pounding too.
Hopefully you sell a few kits, enough to pay for the extra bandwidth charges ;-), but what's more important is that your name is out there.
Just a thought.