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Does anybody have a spare Jet engine?
« on: August 17, 2016, 10:10:16 »
Ok, a bit of a random one.

For a film we are making for BBC 1, I';m trying to get hold of a scale jet engine, the bigger the better, to use in an experiment.

There';s a fairly high chance the engine will be damaged during the experiment, so I';m after anyone who has one that works (it doesn';t need to be flight worthy anymore, just spin very fast and look functional), and that they either are happy for it to be damaged in the name of fun and science, or that they feel could be repaired fairly easily?

A big ask I know but any offers, tips of suggestions would be a great help, thanks all!
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Re: Does anybody have a spare Jet engine?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 11:30:09 »
"Hello and welcome to the One Show, tonight Alex is going to see if its possible to dry her hair with a JET ENGINE!
and I am going to find out if a door really is the best way to enter a room...."

I might have one under the bed.....Sec :hmm:

Actually I am intrigued...Please elaborate on what on earth you want to do with a jet engine ??

How might it get broken?

You can make one out of an old lorry turbo-charger if you are mad enough  :wack0

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Re: Does anybody have a spare Jet engine?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 11:40:54 »
"Hello and welcome to the One Show, tonight Alex is going to see if its possible to dry her hair with a JET ENGINE!
and I am going to find out if a door really is the best way to enter a room...."

:rofl: You know us too well :p

In seriousness though, I can';t really say too much more publicly about it what with the whole NDA thing etc, but if you think there is a chance you may have something, I could PM you?
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Re: Does anybody have a spare Jet engine?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 12:06:08 »

If one is going to be daft its best to do it properly.
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Re: Does anybody have a spare Jet engine?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 12:10:11 »

If one is going to be daft its best to do it properly.

Clinferz is amazing! I love his science bunker.


Regarding the jet engine, what we are after is one with an open accessible front. I know we don';t ask much...
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Re: Does anybody have a spare Jet engine?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2016, 21:19:05 »
Make one from a loo roll holder - a la Colin Furze .. ~~ :rolleyes:



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Re: Does anybody have a spare Jet engine?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2016, 21:46:36 »
Reptile folder , alien 500 , F/ Shark Attitudes,
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Re: Does anybody have a spare Jet engine?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2016, 22:27:37 »
Is it not a turbofan that you are after?


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