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(popsci.com)   Guy builds rocket powered port-a-potty that shoots 30 foot fireballs. For his next trick, a jet-powered beer truck with F-16 engines   (popsci.com) divider line 43
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2005-01-01 02:33:54 PM
Awesome. Totally and completely awesome.
 
2005-01-01 02:39:53 PM
 
2005-01-01 02:44:55 PM
If I was in that, I think I'd just shiat... good thing thing it's a shiatter...
 
2005-01-01 07:30:14 PM
One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn't belong. Can you guess which one?


(1) The back half off an old Boeing 502 turbine.

(2) Four-gallon tank attached to a CO2 cartridge holds pressurized JP-8 fuel for the afterburner.

(3) Twelve-gallon tank holds JP-4 fuel for the engine.

(4) Six-inch rubber Goodyear tires from a go-kart.
 
2005-01-01 07:46:37 PM
Big deal, I did that to an outhouse once. Was some good chili the day before...
 
2005-01-01 07:46:54 PM
Oh lord protect this rocket-outhouse, and all who dwell within the rocket-outhouse.
 
2005-01-01 07:47:56 PM
Needs more guns.
 
2005-01-01 07:49:51 PM
Good thing the tag is then isn't it?
 
2005-01-01 07:51:50 PM
I just can't help but think about the girl who passed out in a Porta-Pottie one year at the Gasparilla Parade. They collected all of them the next morning,and she woke up 15 miles away at the cleaning yard.

/Porta-Potties will rock your world.
 
2005-01-01 08:04:47 PM
Reminds me of Jay Leno's Chevy S-10 with the Pratt & Whitney jet engine in the back of it. It sounds like a 737 taking off because...it's got the same engine.
 
2005-01-01 08:05:39 PM
Behold the power of an American male.
 
2005-01-01 08:06:48 PM
Poo on the go!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-01-01 08:07:39 PM
The proper prayer is the long-lost final verse of the Navy Hymn:

Eternal Father, last to hurl
Whose arm hath made the toilet swirl,
Who bid'st the mighty compost heap
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to you,
for those in peril on the loo.
 
2005-01-01 08:11:21 PM
anyone got a link to the kid on that forum who made a flame thrower? sry. can't be specific.
 
2005-01-01 08:13:34 PM
 
2005-01-01 08:16:04 PM
Approved, with Darwin goodness.
 
2005-01-01 08:17:25 PM
For when you REALLY have to go!

/ouch
 
2005-01-01 08:23:30 PM
The REAL Port-a-Rocket:







 
2005-01-01 08:24:15 PM
$10,000 well spent.
 
2005-01-01 08:29:59 PM
46mph with a tailwind? Bah! So it shoots fire, whoopty-doo. I did that with a super-soaker loaded with gasoline back in my really stupid days (I'm only at moderately stupid at the moment). If it was a jet powered outhouse that actually ran low 12's or something, THEN I'd be impressed.

I think these people are all going about this the wrong way. It reminds me of some doofus I saw on the Discovery channel once who put a jet engine in a 4-wheeler. He started with a perfectly good little engine equipped with a PTO, then took off the driveshaft and converted it to a thrust-only engine.

So he ended up on a hideously inefficient lump that would eventually get up to a hundred or so. Probably be ten times as quick if he had kept the proper drive arrangement and ran it as it was designed to run, but no. He has to shoot fire.

Bah!
 
2005-01-01 08:38:55 PM
One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn't belong. Can you guess which one?


(1) The back half off an old Boeing 502 turbine.

(2) Four-gallon tank attached to a CO2 cartridge holds pressurized JP-8 fuel for the afterburner.

(3) Twelve-gallon tank holds JP-4 fuel for the engine.

(4) Six-inch rubber Goodyear tires from a go-kart.


Is that six inch *diameter* tires?

As for which one doesn't belong, I'm wondering about the JP-8. That's the high temperature kerosene the Blackbird ran on. Who uses that stuff besides NASA/USAF?
 
2005-01-01 08:39:58 PM
(Cue Tim Taylor grunt)
 
2005-01-01 08:43:25 PM
If you ask me, this is just a stupid waste of time and money. Why can't a guy with that kind of know-how build something useful...like a jet powered recliner.
 
2005-01-01 09:02:21 PM
Best graphic ever. Popular Science is hilarious.

 
2005-01-01 09:04:00 PM
C. Driver sits on the original throne and looks out through a hole in the door. (Stender tried to keep the toilet paper, but it kept getting sucked into the engine.)

I have that problem all the time.
 
2005-01-01 09:05:50 PM
Jet-powered beer cooler (pops), done and done.
 
2005-01-01 09:15:20 PM
I know what JP-1 & JP-4 is, never heard of JP-8.
The SR-71 uses JP-TS with some TEB injected for "hot starts" which burn green.

So what is JP-8 ????
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-01-01 09:20:25 PM
JP-8 is the new military standard fuel. It can burn in almost anything that burns liquid fuel. It is believed to be safer than the fuels it replaces.
 
2005-01-01 09:41:45 PM
SR-71 used JP-7, I believe.

Required a special "igniter" fuel to light it off. One shot every time an engine was fired, or the AB lit.
 
2005-01-01 09:47:06 PM
The whole thing is pretty crappy if you ask me

/rimshot
 
2005-01-01 10:16:17 PM
Craptacular!
 
2005-01-01 10:34:05 PM
old news
 
2005-01-01 10:34:10 PM
They don't call it a portapotty for nothin...
 
2005-01-01 10:50:08 PM
Just wait until this monument to mediocrity goes tits up and shoots through the gallery, belching incinerating flame on every hookworm host it passes by. Then the shiat will hit the turbofan.
 
2005-01-01 11:06:32 PM
Wow. Progress marches on.
 
2005-01-01 11:27:13 PM
It wouldn't take much effort to convert that to a functioning crapper, would it? I'm thinking a shute with an airlock kinda setup that you could swing open and shut from where you'd hang the TP at to just drop the fecale matter into the exhaust pipe and incinerate it every time you start it up.
 
2005-01-02 12:22:01 AM
I take it he found this easier than attaching the laser beams to the shark?
 
2005-01-02 12:38:56 AM


Anybody seen the episode with the superpower toilet?
 
2005-01-02 01:07:24 AM
...and the Nobel prize in Physics goes to...
 
2005-01-02 02:06:42 AM
Minion_69:

Well, I'm probably not the guy you're thinking of, but I'll contribute the flamethrower of my own design.

Crummy video of the first trial.

Further videos and a writeup are forthcoming.
 
2005-01-02 07:38:07 AM
I have to show this to a friend of mines wife. Now our pulse jet powered cast iron bathtub for a regatta we plan on participating in doesn't look so silly.
 
2005-01-02 09:25:29 AM
No no, the reporter got it all wrong. It's not a rocket powered outhouse, the guy just had the bean burritos for dinner.
 
2005-01-02 12:53:59 PM
Hell I do that everytime I eat at Toxic Hell erm...Taco Bell. I believe it is called running for the border.
 
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