steve wrote:What I'd really like to do with it is mount it on a test rotor and see how fast it will spin. To do that, I first have to figure out how to convert it to liquid fuel. Then I will be able to mount the tank on top of the rotor and let centrapetal force pump the fuel at high pressure into the engine. then the only problem will be igniting it once it is spinning, but I'm sure I could figure something out. (picture me running behind the spinning engine with a blowtorch in one hand)
Bruno Ogorelec wrote:It doesn't, of course, but it nevertheless works! :o)
Larry Cottrill wrote:Nonsense!
steve wrote:What I'd really like to do with it is mount it on a test rotor and see how fast it will spin.
Ben wrote:While interesting and fun, motorjets are hugely inefficient. For flight, you would be much better off adding a second battery to a plane propelled by a ducted fan than adding a ramjet, fueling system, and fuel tank.
If you were very clever, and could duct it such that the fan could be bypassed at speed, perhaps you could use it to get the plane up to a speed where the ramjet was worthwhile on its own. It would be faster and cheaper to just use a rocket launch, though.
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