Welcome to the Jet Luge Video page.
As more and more clips come available they will be added to this page. if you have a clip of the cowboys jet luge that you would like to show, feel free to submit a link via the contact page.
This, the latest version of the Jet Luge. Now known as the Mk3. Is the first test run of the board. we still have a long way to go but. the board runs and is just about ready for street trials. we will button up just a couple extra things and make sure it's safe before we strap test the Cowboy test dummy to it.
This was the first time we got to test fire the afterburner on the jet luge turbine engine. though the test was unsuccessful in producing thrust, we proved that our flame catcher works and there is potential for the afterburner. we will be looking at an electronic igniter rather than a hot streak ignition system for the afterburner.
Below is a run through of the newly rebuilt turbine. now with more thrust. we built a test platform to give us live data to help balance the power of each turbine. this platform will also be used to fine tune the afterburners.
Below is the jet luges first news report, along with part of an event i organised
below is some footage i found of a test start i did at the local park.
Thanks to Darren Lee for this footage below that he sent me of the first rolling test of my jet luge. i appreciate you hanging about mate.
Below is raw on board footage of the jet luge moving under it's own power for the first time. the board still sits a little to low and was scrubbing out. but all in all a very successful test fire.
Below is the very first test run of both engines. it was a successful test and very exciting being officially the first twin turbine jet powered luge in the world.
After putting in some heat shielding on the starboard side engine i had to start it up to test for hot spots and see where, if any, smoke was coming from. can't say the neighbours love me though hehe.
The clip below was filmed at Sydney Speedway in Parramatta NSW. It was the last run fro the night and i invited the kids to feel the jet was from one engine at 60% thrust.
this clip below is footage i captured during the first ever start-up we did.