Vol. 05: The Jam Jar Jet

Don't think you can build a jet engine at home? Here's a simple jet engine--a pulsejet--that you can make out of a jam jar in an afternoon. All it takes is bending some wire and punching a few holes.

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Note: If you have difficulty obtaining two copper reducing fittings that fit together securely, you may omit the smaller of the two fittings, and drill the wire attachment holes in the narrow end of the single reducing fitting. The effect of this change on the Jam Jar Jet's performance will be minimal.


Larry Cottrill's jetZILLA, an online magazine of amateur jet propulsion.

Homemade pulsejets webpage and discussion forum.

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