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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.

Specs:
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)

Included:
Red head Pulse jet engine
Spare parts (to include reeds and spark plugs)
Mounting Clamps
20kv igniter

Required:
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
Quantity: 
International Warehouse
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Price HKD775.92

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  • Silicon fuel pipe (1 mtr) Yellow for Gas/Nitro Engines 4x2.5mm

    Combo Price: HKD11.25   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy nano-tech 1300mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: HKD77.99   IN STOCK

  • Hobbyking Pulse Jet Gasoline Engine "Red Head"

    Combo Price: HKD550.57   IN STOCK

  • Pulse Jet Ignition System 20KV Igniter Box

    Combo Price: HKD199.90   IN STOCK

  • Replacement Reed Valves for HobbyKing "Red Head" Pulse Jet Engine (5pcs/Bag)

    Combo Price: HKD15.13   IN STOCK

  • Replacement Fuel Nozzle Assembly for HobbyKing "Red Head" Pulse Jet Engine

    Combo Price: HKD13.81   IN STOCK



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Total of 288 discussions.
btmurton  7 points - 10/25/2014
 
Anyone know where i could just get the valve head (The red part)? I have heard it is the only really good part on theses engines so want to put it on my own design.
Ashish Paul  15 points - 9/16/2014
 
how does this work?
 ROBERTO 8 points
AIr-Fuel mix enter the combustion chamber, and because the heat it explodes, gas try to get out, the entrance valve closes because the presure, gas goes back thru the tube, this cause a low presure inside the combuster chamber that opens the valves leting more fuel-air mix go into the combustió*n chamber, mix explodes because the remaing heat, and the cycle repeats,60-100 times per second (?) Some body knows the fuel-flow (CC's per minute) consuption of this specific pulsejet so flight time can be calclated? regards happy flights
Jake  6 points - 9/11/2014
 
So does this take regular car gasoline, or model airplane gas?
 Whooo 9 points
Gasoline.
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 Whooo 9 points
Not model airplane fuel.
 x3mperfmance 48 points
no, normal unlead gasolin.
 zeroskin76 62 points
higher octane is better...if you live in a area that has access to cam2 car racing fuel , buy it that works great
Whooo  9 points - 9/5/2014
 
2 problems I see: Fuel valve must be tight. You notice when the valve is loose or rotated to the left it spits and pops. when turned to the right it tries to run. Move the fuel tank below the center line of the engine. We put the fuel tank a little below table top level. Your almost there. Good luck .
 robertogyn 3 points
Thanks, I will try.
robertogyn  3 points - 9/5/2014
 
Someone can help me? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Abl9OqQAvg
 Kokusnussen 1 points
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7tAvrZ3o6s
 robertogyn 3 points
Thanks, I tried it too...
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tyro185
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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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FLGOFF Andrew
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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! http://youtu.be/3kiJeztHolE


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TOMRE
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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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IRONMAN
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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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