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jam jar jets? snorkles?

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:46 pm
by adibrook
I'v seen a few references to jamjar engines and "snorkles".

I was wandering, what they are and how they work? (and what they do?)

The idea of a jet made out of a jam jar is pretty interesting. Does anyone have any idea how theyre made?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:27 am
by Stephen H
look at the FAQ Section. ill put it there soon.

Re: jam jar jets? snorkles?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 9:24 am
by Nick
adibrook wrote:I'v seen a few references to jamjar engines and "snorkles".

I was wandering, what they are and how they work? (and what they do?)

The idea of a jet made out of a jam jar is pretty interesting. Does anyone have any idea how theyre made?
jam jars are just that, a jam jar with a hole in the lid. pour a little meths inside adn swirl it round , then place a naked flame by the hole, the rest as they say is history.

You can make them out of steel see my web page for a video of one working.
http://www.pulseweld.dsl.pipex.com/

Nick

Re: jam jar jets? snorkles?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:42 pm
by larry cottrill
Nick wrote:jam jars are just that, a jam jar with a hole in the lid. pour a little meths inside adn swirl it round , then place a naked flame by the hole, the rest as they say is history.

You can make them out of steel see my web page for a video of one working.
http://www.pulseweld.dsl.pipex.com/

Nick
adibrook -

You can also add a stack and a set of smaller holes to improve performance, even on a glass jar. See Hank's article on how to do it:
http://www.jetzilla.com/jetZilla.html#Article_2

L Cottrill