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Hobbyking Pulse Jet Gasoline Engine "Red Head" with Ignition System

Hobbyking Pulse Jet Gasoline Engine "Red Head" with Ignition System
Hobbyking Pulse Jet Gasoline Engine "Red Head" with Ignition System

Have you heard the BUZZ? Pulse jets are the Bees-Knees. 

Pulse Jets are not new, they were around before the turn of the century.  They were made famous however when the Germans used them to power the V-1 flying bomb. These were dubbed the “buzz bomb” due to the distinctive sound made from the pulse cycle of the shutters and combustion at such a high rate.

Jumping forward a few years, due to their simple design they made their way into the early days of modeling. Pulse jets were used by the hardcore modeler breaking records and they strapped them to anything that moved! Anyone that has ever seen or heard one run in person will never forget it.

The HobbyKing Red Head Pulse Jet is a retro flash back to the days of modeling where nearly everything was an experiment and the possibilities were endless. Anyone that has ever seen the old pulse jets have instantly had ideas (some smart, some not so smart) of strapping one to something or another. Now is your opportunity!

The Red Head Hobbyking valve pulse jet is classic in design and yet modern in quality. It runs on just plain old gasoline (no oil needed), starts with a bicycle pump and comes with just about everything needed to fire it up including the ignition system to the mounting hardware, spare parts and reeds. 

Hobbyking’s Red Head Pulse Jet Engine is perfect for anyone looking to feel nostalgic and strap it to a model, place it on their mantel, or take into the garage and upset their neighbors.

length: 550mm
Diameter: 64mm
Ports/Reeds: 10
Weight: 460grams
Thrust: 1.6 kilograms (3.52 lbs)
Fuel: gasoline (no oil required)
Ignition: external igniter box 20kv (only needed for starting)

Red head Pulse jet engine
Spare parts (include reeds and CM6 style spark plug)
Mounting Clamps
20kv igniter

2~3 cell lipo with XT60 connector (for igniter)
Gasoline safe fuel tank and fuel line
Bicycle tire pump or other air source capable of 40psi (for starting)
Hearing protection

**Note: This is not a toy and gasoline is dangerous. Proper use and safety must be considered and exercised before, during and after use.

PRODUCT ID: 9171000211

Weight: 1901g
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Price  $99.99

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Total of 298 discussions.
MPLANES  1 points - 3/31/2015
How heavy plain can be with this engine? I plan to start with catapult. Can it be 5 kilos or where is a limit?
oscar7771  148 points - 1/25/2015
 oscar7771 148 points
the upper link looks like is not working may this work >> *******
oscar7771  148 points - 1/25/2015
well,,,,, ,,my engine , It is working great, after I enlarge the brass fitting , firths to a # 61 drill, the engine start right up on 91 octanes gasoline, but it running lean and after 15 seconds the reeds burn out, running too hot, I drill again to a # 59 drill and is some hard to start but now is running great with no over heat problems , now I am looking for a plane to install this engine, HK may need to sale some plane to fit it, I check several companies but now they make only stupid fommies ,,,,,,
 oscar7771 148 points
the drill # 59 is .041 thousands of the inch,
Richard  9 points - 1/23/2015
Hobbyking need to release a cheap/disposable V1 to go with this motor
Youhaan  82 points - 1/3/2015
Can you control the throttle?
 Whooo 9 points
No. Full throttle only.
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I hope HK will start selling spare reed valves for these pulse jets in time, very important replacement part that should be offered for sale.

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Hi all, I purchased this 7 days ago, got to me in Australia in record time, thanks hobby king My pulsejet was better quality with regards to welding and oval shape as listed in rv model reviews YouTube video, so maybe one for quality control, but I got. Good one so I'm not complaining. I wanted to see if it actually works, and it does! Nice and loud, I followed the instructions included, and it all works well. Awesome petrol to noise converter!

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Pulsejet arrived today, took two weeks. Body is made from relatively thick stainless steel compares to other pulse jets and the welding is satisfactory. They did get a little over enthusiastic with the grinding down of the welds on the outside though. Valve head is nicely machined, but it is covered in small but sharp burrs, including where the valve closes, preventing it from sealing. After deburring, all looks good.The mounting straps are excellent and the ignition system works really well.

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endlich ein super pulso muß ich nur noch testen!!

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Cant fault the valve head, mine was perfectly machined . The weld was a bit uneven, but what the heck only about $99! what do you expect foryour money!
Bad news is I could not get a consistant start, it was either too lean or flooded, mind you the air temp. was 2 degrees C!. Too cold perhaps?
Anyone got any Hints? was using staight unleaded petrol tank approx 10mm lower than jet.
Possibly an in line needle valve?

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