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. ”
DUDE ! Do you love your wife ?? Thats sooooooo frenk’n cool…! But for the love of god Don’t let it go toooo fast.. And make sure she has some sort of clamp to hold her wrists to the handels when they start up. That kick is going to be something else…
As for how to mount them, at 50lbs a peice, I would personally concider mounting them like the old vespa side cars. The extra wheels will help with stability and perhaps you can design it to detach for when you dont need (er… want?) them.
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