Jet engine for surf

Discussion in 'Jet Drives' started by Shait, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Shait
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    Shait New Member

    I have newbie question about jet engine... I'm looking for jet engine which will produce enough power to speed up 220-330lbs for around 35 m.p.h. I would like to use it for "surf" like are in jet-surf.com, powerski.com, aquanami.eu...
    I search all the net but of course with no success. The closet was some engines used in RC models but they are 5.000$ and this is too much. Does anybody knows where I could buy this kind of engine?
     
  2. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    RC is the way to go.

    How about a water jet with electric drive?

    -Tom
     
  3. Shait
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    Shait New Member

    Electric drive is more preferred, but problem is if there any enough powered electric drive?
     
  4. speedboats
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    speedboats Senior Member

    jetsurf.com appear to have a 2-stroke reciprocating motor driving a waterjet, rather than a jet engine. Any motor can be adapted to run a waterjet...
     
  5. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    electric won't work, where are you going to put the battery pack, takes a lot of electricity to push a human at 30 mph.
     
  6. Shait
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    Shait New Member

    Yes I thought so, electric engine will be pain in the *** :) Actually it's not a problem where to put batteries because I can do my own customized size of batteries. Problem in this case will be weight. I start calculating what kind of brushless motor I need and I notice weight could be a problem. I start thinking what if I use some pocket engine from mini bike or form RC planes... of course water cooled. Engines from mini bikes are too big... It's quite hard to find engine with enough power and in small dimensions.
     

  7. Shait
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    Shait New Member

    I found one Chinese engine for rc boats with 100cc, 7000rpm, 10hp. I is Chinese but maybe worth to try. How much speed will I achieve with this engine?
     
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