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[Geek] Rocket-Beetle

I consider myself a bit of a mad scientist at times. But this guy takes the prize. He literally added a jet engine to a VW New Beetle (in fact, the same model as Skuld, just a different color), and made it WORK.

Scariest note: 'Jet intake keeps sucking rose out of bud vase.'


What I'm curious to know is, where did he get the jet engine? The article doesn't explain, except to say that it's actually from a helicopter, so presumably the guy either has a helicopter junk yard nearby, or a friend who works in a helicopter factory.
The things you can find on eBay are many and varied...
The T58's a commercial engine from General Electric. You can't buy them new any more, but you can buy them piecemeal.

- Check out this article, it explains where he got it from. :)

- You can often find some really kickass stuff in military surplus sales.

- In Tucson Arizona, there is a HUEG LIEK XBOX graveyard of almost-functional aircraft. They can be yours if the price is right!