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Tag: Jet

Rolls-Royce LEGO Jet Engine: Rolego-Royce?

Rolls-Royce LEGO Jet Engine: Rolego-Royce?
For this epic LEGO project, a team of people from Rolls-Royce the built an incredible 675-pound replica of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine. The LEGO jet engine you see here took 152,455 bricks to build and is accurate all the way from the fins of the intake fan to the combustion chambers were jet fuel would be burned.

Behold, a LEGO Raptor Flying in a LEGO Raptor

Behold, a LEGO Raptor Flying in a LEGO Raptor
Yo dawg, I herd you like Raptors, so I put a LEGO Raptor in yo LEGO Raptor, so you can fly prehistoric-style while you fly. That’s what Jack Marquez, who goes by “Ewok in Disguise” on Flickr thought a lot about that when he was constructing his little F-22 Raptor fighter jet out of LEGO blocks.

Jetman Yves Rossy Flies in Formation: Danger Has No Meaning to This Guy

Jetman Yves Rossy Flies in Formation: Danger Has No Meaning to This Guy
Yves Rossy, the flying Swiss maniac, has appropriately called himself Jetman, and I have to say that his moniker is well deserved, because that thing strapped to his back just looks plain dangerous. His latest stunt?

Jet-Powered Harley Sold on eBay: Hell Yeah!

Jet-Powered Harley Sold on eBay: Hell Yeah!
This is the ultimate motorcycle if you ask me. I have wanted a jet bike since I was a kid when that Battlestar Galactica TV Movie had Starbuck and Apollo flying around on jet bikes. This jet bike doesn’t fly, but it is something special – a 1929 style Harley with two jet engines.

Turbine LED Watch Won’t Fly Off Your Wrist

Turbine LED Watch Won’t Fly Off Your Wrist
I’ve always been a fan of stuff that uses the persistence-of-vision illusion to create images which aren’t actually there, but appear thanks to the trick that our eyes and brains play on us when trying to recreate images from pieces.

Turbine-Powered Batmobile Hits the Streets

Turbine-Powered Batmobile Hits the Streets
I will admit that while I have seen all of the Batman flicks they have all been crazy cheesy until Christian Bale took over in the recent Christopher Nolan-helmed films. Bale and Nolan took Batman and made it much more real and gritty.

Hypermach SonicStar: Fly from New York to London in 2 Hours (Someday)

Hypermach SonicStar: Fly from New York to London in 2 Hours (Someday)
Like many people, I was saddened to see the Concorde retired, but it looks like there will be an even faster alternative available for those with deep pockets: it’s called the Hypermach SonicStar, and it’s supposed to get you from Toronto to London in 2 hours.

F-35 Ejector Seat Gets 600mph Tested on Video

F-35 Ejector Seat Gets 600mph Tested on Video
All I know about ejector seats and jet aircraft I learned from watching Goose hit the canopy in Top Gun. I can only imagine that pulling the ejector handle at 600 mph during a firefight or mid air crisis would be a very harrowing experience.

7-Year-Old Buys Harrier Jet on eBay, Dad Refuses to Pay

7-Year-Old Buys Harrier Jet on eBay, Dad Refuses to Pay
When I was a kid, I always wanted a Harrier jet. They aren’t the best looking or fastest, but they can take off and land like a helicopter, which made up for other shortcomings in my book.

Home Theater Flies in Style on a Gulfstream III Jet

Home Theater Flies in Style on a Gulfstream III Jet
An unnamed Hollywood producer is showing off his sweet Gulfstream III private jet that has a home theater for the sky in it that is about as large a screen as you can pack in a relatively small jet.

Martin Aircraft Presents Their Real Jetpack!

Martin Aircraft Presents Their Real Jetpack!
A company from New Zealand is going to start selling flying jetpacks commercially. Strangely enough, these real jetpacks cost $75,000, which is less than the earth-bound JetLev Flyer which we posted about yesterday. The Martin Aircraft Company jetpacks have about 200 HP coming out of their dual propellers.

747 Jet Bed: Just Try and Sleep With All That Engine Noise

747 Jet Bed: Just Try and Sleep With All That Engine Noise
How’d you like to curl up for a nice nap inside the engine cowl of a 747? Well ask, and ye shall receive… The madmen over at MotoArt have taken the engine nacell from a decommissioned 747 jet engine and turned it curvy metal headboard.

F-4 and B-52 Ejector Seat Office Chairs: Best Seats Ever

F-4 and B-52 Ejector Seat Office Chairs: Best Seats Ever
These office chairs are crafted from old military aircraft ejector seats – and they are awesome. The guys over at Motoart took this seat from an authentic Vietnam-era F-4 fighter jet, and turned it into a cushy, padded desk chair.

Jetlev Water Powered Jet Pack Laughs in the Face of Jet Skis

Jetlev Water Powered Jet Pack Laughs in the Face of Jet Skis
With up to 215 horsepower, the JetLev jetpack flings you up to 28 feet in the air at up to 40MPH by pumping water through its jets.

Retractable Calculator Rears Its Metal Head

Retractable Calculator Rears Its Metal Head
I don’t usually get too excited over the prospects of owning a new calculator, but sometimes industrial design just reaches out and speaks to me. Such is the case with designer Theo Williams’ new Jet Calculator from LEXON.

Aquarain Turns Your Bath Into a Light and Fountain Show

Aquarain Turns Your Bath Into a Light and Fountain Show
This gadget takes your ordinary bathtub and brings it to life in a cascade of moving water and bright colors. The AquaRain is a battery-powered device that floats along the surface of your bathwater and sprays a geyser of constantly recirculating water into the air in a couple of different patterns.

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