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cool turbine van

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Mendy, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. #1 Mendy, Mar 1, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 13, 2015
  2. There was a similar sort of thing when i was at calder park about a month ago, a jet powered old holden shuttle van, a mazda rx7 and a holden crewman. Pretty cool to look at and a bit of a novelty but i don't think they were super fast down the track...
  3. I love the fact that it looks like it was held in by a few bits of 4x2.
  4. Really? I thought it was a piano stool :grin: .

    That's because jets are a bit crap at low speeds. It's a few years since I saw the maths of it, but at ground bound, standing start speeds, you're far better off taking the drive off mechanically than using thrust to propel your vehicle.