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Re: Ram Jet

Post by J_Tiers » Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:23 am

Unka Jesse:

Don't worry about them rampulse jet thingies. After all, you got that engine that runs on just air.......................

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Re: Ram Jet

Post by UnkaJesse » Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:19 pm

J, you ain't that little drunk guy who watched my engine running on only air way back in 1953 are you? Otherwise you got a long memory, cause it has been quite a while since that engine was mentioned on these boards. BTW: I still have the engine and it still runs on air only. [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/cool.gif"%20alt="[/img]

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Re: Ram Jet

Post by J_Tiers » Mon Jan 05, 2004 11:29 pm

It was an article in HSM, from the year whatever. So when I was looking for an article in the back issues, I noticed it.

I just connected the names, and the other connecting link was the 109 lathe.

Couldn't resist lightening up your day......

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Re: Ram Jet

Post by UnkaJesse » Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:09 pm

Jay, It has been a long time since I wrote that article for Village Press and a whole lot longer since the actual incident happened. I designed the engine while on CQ one night at headquarters 12th Eng Battalion, Ft Jackson and whipped it up when I came home from the Army in 1953. I suppose the little drunk guy still believes that I was bought out by the big oil companies. [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/cool.gif"%20alt="[/img]

Thanks for reminding me about the engine. (I still have it and it still runs)

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Re: Ram Jet

Post by Doug_C » Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:02 am

Can you post an engine picture Jesse? Maybe a little more about its details or description?

I'd like to find a copy of the article too. Sounds like a good read. Was it a review or a project article?

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Re: Ram Jet

Post by UnkaJesse » Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:49 pm

Doug, The article was written as entertainment about a true incident that happened to me back in 1953 or so. It concerned a six cylinder radial engine I built, just for the heck-uvit. The engine has a hollow crankshaft which acted as a steam or air distributer. I completed the engine late one night and jumped on my faithful Indian Chief motorcycle and zipped down to a local all night service station to borrow their air gun. I had the gun stuck against the inlet port of the crankcase and the engine spinning merrily away when I became aware of a well dressed, but slightly "illuminated" gentleman watching me over my shoulder. He asked what I had and I said it was an engine I had just designed and was trying it out for the first time. Next, he asked what it was running on and without thinking, I told him air (which it was doing of course). His eyes bugged out and he said, "Air, well I'll be damned, you'll be a millionaire!" Before I had a chance to explain that the station air compressor was supplying the air, his friends called him to their car and they left for Memphis. The poor little guy probably thinks that some oil company bought the idea from me to keep it off the market.

See ATTACHMENT for a view of the wonderful "Air Engine that almost made me a millionaire"

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Re: Ram Jet

Post by UnkaJesse » Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:00 pm

Doug, A bit more info on the wonderful air engine. Bore is about 1/2" with stroke a bit more (after all, it has been fifty years, cut me some slack here). Cylinders are single acting with exhaust ports like on a two stroke engine. Notice no screws are used. Everything was soldered together. Pistons removable from crankcase. Material for the rods was 1/8" thick copper. The engine runs at Adams TN steam show every July if you are over that way and want to see it.

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Re: Ram Jet

Post by Doug_C » Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:38 am

I like it a lot Jesse.

Any radial is a sweet machine to me. Six cylinders is a surprising sight.

I still have my first single cylinder wobble steam engine that I built 25 years ago. 3/16" bore and 1/4" stroke. Mine was done on a Brand new Hardinge Turret lathe, back then. I know, it was a suffering too. It was either that or the Graziano saga14. I could suffer with them 2 lathes any day!

During our recent move, the garage was broken into and some things were stolen out of the tool box that this engine was setting in. Everything in there was gone except this.......nothing else in there was worth as much to me anyways.

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Re: Pulse-Jet

Post by Al_Messer » Tue Feb 10, 2004 9:33 pm

Charlie, to my knowledge, you never did post where you got the plans for the little jet that got this thread started. Would you please share with us?
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Re: Pulse-Jet

Post by Charlie » Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:54 am

It is my own design.

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Re: Pulse-Jet

Post by Al_Messer » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:24 am

Good looking job!!
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Re: Pulse-Jet

Post by Sean Skelonis » Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:45 pm

dampfwilli wrote:Have drawings, but in metric and german language.
Its like the old V-1 jet.

I would be interested in getting a copy of these plans if possible.

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