Hacked Gadgets Forum

August 14, 2006

Jet Powered Scooter

at 6:21 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks, Insane Equipment, What Were They Thinking

Well this is one way to get a bit more speed out of a moped!

“Here’s my wife’s Honda Metropolitan scooter. She wants it to go faster than 40 mph. So I have these two little JFS 100 jet engines and I am thinking how to put them on the scooter. Engines are 50 lbm each so weight is an issue. Will probably use air-start with a carbon fiber tank of compressed air. That saves weight since batteries will then not be needed.
Looks cool from the top. Will want to make aluminum housings to go over the engines just like on a DC-9. ”