What busy bee's we have been indeed. unfortunately i had to miss out on a streetluge competition, but i believe the results are, and totally will be worth it. you see i had a choice to make recently. the choice was to finalize fittings, plumbing and wiring on the jet luge or head off to a gravity event. i only had enough money for one or the other. and in truth, not really enough for either haha. but as i keep telling myself i MUST do this. i MUST get it done. well judging by those of you who have already snuck a look at the photos. i chose to finalize the jetluge.
below is a good friend of mine Dave. he is the man with the magic that is also helping make my board a reality. he has done some amazing work with the fuel and gas lines and he is just as eager to get started on neatening up my mess of wiring. I can't thank him enough for what he is doing.
Dave himself owns an amazing little jet powered Daihatsu Charade. that's right, three cylinders wasn't enough so he put in a fighter jet engine with afterburner in it. check what it's like inside the car in the video at the bottom of this thread.
above you will see gone are the old braided lines. i loved them but for safety sake i don't want two metal tubes flapping next to my head at 300kph. besides these look neater and are lighter.
Those lines then run down to the back of the turbines and connect to the fuel pump. above you can see one of the afterburner pumps and the engines fuel line with the rubber hose connected.
we first connected the afterburner pumps and afterburners up. we thought it would be a little more problematic than it was. but it worked out great.
here you can see the afterburner pumps and afterburners fully connected. we now only have to run power to them and we have HUGE flames.
Above you can see very thing is now connected about 80% of the wiring will be gone as we have worked out a new way to run all systems on one battery. this will save weight and space, as well as making things much neater. that silver/grey tube cylinder in the middle sticking up is a one way valve for the dual gas lines for when i start the jets. i now simply attach a hose and release it once the turbines have gone through the preheat stage of start-up. it works amazingly.
As a special treat take a ride along with Dave and i as he fires up his Jet car at a recent event. he was a little reluctant to be on camera at first. i apologize in advance for the skinny view. this was before i realised i had to turn the camera sideways.