Jet Powered Bike

By Deane Barker on December 21, 2006

Jet Propelled Bicycle: I can’t help but wonder if this is a hoax.

This dude gets dual jet engines and attaches them to his bicycle and takes it out on the highway.

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  1. Yes, the bike would take off, as long as: 1) the little jet engines have enough airtrust to move the bike forward, 2) that the wheels of the bike were left free spinning. 3) that the treadmill was long enough

    If there was enough air trust from the little jet engines, the bike would still move forward regardless if it was placed on a treadmill or not (remember that the engines are pushing against the air behind it and not the treadmill). Moving forward would cause airflow over and under the wings, and as long as there is enough forward speed provided by the air trust, the Bernoulli effect would kick in and the bike would take off because of the pressure difference over and under the wings, creating lift.

    Remember that the treadmill must be long enough to let the bike reach the necessary air speed required to create lift.

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