Mini Gas Turbine Motorcycle


Russ W. Moore of Bad Brothers Racing has an awesome project on his hands. The motorcycle frame is from a Yamaha YSR-50. Smaller than a standard street bike and larger than a pocket bike it comes with a 50cc engine and is street legal. The gas turbine is being constructed from a Cummins ST-50 usually found in large trucks. The documentation is pretty thorough and covers the build from the beginning. It’s still in progress, the exhaust and pumps still need to be mounted, possibly a starter too. The ECU will be a Basic Stamp II. See, you don’t need to be Jay Leno or have 150K to have your own jet bike.

[thanks arocketman]

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Hackaday Links

Yeah, I know Engadget is F@H now. I doesn’t bother me since we’re already sitting at #175 and are top 20 producers. If you need help troubleshooting your setup check out the unofficial Team Hack-A-Day Folding@HOME forum. [pocketlnt]

Speaking of Engadget: Did you see the low tech tea serving automata? You can build one entirely out of paper. [Manion]

Linux kernel 2.6.14 release impacts nearly every architecture. Lots of cool stuff has been merged like Centrino support and FUSE filesystem (think GmailFS). I’d be all over this, but still no Reiser4.

I hope someone gives [Peter] a proper rotary tool as a present. Maybe his future projects won’t look as gnarly as his CD player iPod disguise.

Modifying a Dell PowerEdge SC420 to accept a 16X PCI-E video card [h-tech]

[dcgrendel] wrote some dhtml to generate VMware .vmx config files.

Xbox-scene has some info on Xbox 360 security measures. [SilverX]

SnakeOil Labs has a couple how-tos up. Setting up FreeNX on Ubuntu and using Firefox with SwitchProxy.

[Alex Harris] has written up his experience installing Linux on his 2G iPod mini.

Live Knoppix CD for running a PPC and x86 distributed compiler (distcc) [Corey]

[John Bokma]’s experience making an XP Pro VM for the VMware player

[sle118] has an autoassociate script for WRT client mode.

Have a good weekend and we can always use good tips.

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