THE BEST Jets

Pulse Jet Engine Slow-Mo

Pulse Jet Engine Slow-Mo

The Slow Mo Guys are currently separated by an ocean, but they managed to collaborate on their latest clip, and teamed up with maker Colin Furze to go up close and personal with one of his brilliant pulse jet engines. Though they had to travel back in time to create it.

Jet-powered Canoe

Jet-powered Canoe

Paddling along in a canoe can be a quiet and relaxing pastime. But the guys at The Hacksmith are having none of that. So they took a couple of jet engines from a past project and mounted them to the back of their boat. The finished canoe is crazy loud, quick, and looks dangerously flippable.

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Jet Engine Camper

Jet Engine Camper

Builder Steve Jones got his hands on the jet engine nacelle from an old Royal Air Force VC10 airplane, and has since transformed the circular housing into a truly unique camper. It can sleep four in its cozy living space, which can transform into a dining room. Check out the full build history on the project’s Facebook page.

Flying a Lightweight RC Jumbo Jet

Flying a Lightweight RC Jumbo Jet

We’ve seen a remote-controlled jumbo jet fly before, but there’s something about this featherweight model that makes it extra special. Despite having a wingspan of nearly 10 feet, this model weighs just 6.6 pounds. RC Media World captured footage of Remy Mormino’s 1/26th scale Airbus A-380 as it took to the skies in Germany.

Giant R/C Concorde

Giant R/C Concorde

The supersonic Concorde jet planes have been retired, so the only way to witness the majesty of this marvel in flight is through replica models. RCScaleAirplanes shares footage of Otto Widlroither’s incredible 1/6-scale version of the jet. It measures 33 feet long, has a 13 foot wingspan, and is powered by four JetCat P300 Pro turbines.

Matchstick Jet Engines

Matchstick Jet Engines

YouTuber The S loves to make stuff from cardboard, and often incorporates matchsticks into his designs. In this clip, he compiles four builds which incorporate jet engines powered by numerous lit matches. While they don’t travel that fast, the fiery launches are quite the spectacle.

Driving 380mph

Driving 380mph

The Bloodhound LSR team marches closer towards their land speed record goal with a jet-powered car that could reach speeds up to 1000mph. Testing has been going well with some crazy fast runs across the Hakskeenpan desert in South Africa with pilot Andy Green behind the controls. They’ve since hit 461 mph.

LEGO Air Force One

LEGO Air Force One

A look at one of the most incredible LEGO models we’ve ever seen – a 36 foot-long replica of the US presidential 747 jumbo jet. Apparently, it was built from a 1 million bricks. The model has been making the rounds at LEGO expositions in Poland since 2016.

Never Stand Behind a Jet Engine

Never Stand Behind a Jet Engine

It’s unlikely that you’ll ever stand this close to the back of a jet engine, but if you ever do, it’s a really, really bad idea. The Hacksmith set up a human analog bust to show us the Raiders of the Lost Ark flesh melting that would happen if you got too close. Gooey bits at 9:45.

Lilium VTOL Jet

Lilium VTOL Jet

A pure-electric 2-seater jet plane designed to take off and land without a runway. The Lilium Jet can transition from hover to airplane mode once airborne, and is expected to offer speeds up to 300 km/h (~186 mph) and a 300 km (~186 mi) range, if and when it goes into production.

F-16 R/C Plane

F-16 R/C Plane

Pilot Christian Gschwenter’s amazing remote-controlled scale model looks and flies just like a real F-16 Cobra fighter jet. While its engine doesn’t have a real afterburner, it’s got a ring of LED lighting out back to simulate flame, and even can make smoke trails.

Jet Engine Ceiling Fan 2.0

Jet Engine Ceiling Fan 2.0

After tremendous response to their jet engine ceiling fan, Phighter Images came up with a lower priced model that looks just as cool. We love the carbon-fiber look on the blades. They’ve also got a smaller version in the works for kid’s rooms that will go for under $500.

Jet Engine Ceiling Fans

Jet Engine Ceiling Fans

Phighter Images makes all kinds of awesome home decor for aircraft buffs, but we’re particularly excited about their ceiling fans, constructed to look like the fans from famous jet engines. They may look the part, but they’re definitely quieter than the real thing.

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F-18 Low-level Flight

F-18 Low-level Flight

Awe-inspiring footage captured from the F-18 fighter jet cockpits of The Pukin Dogs of U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-143 as they skim along close to the ground, mountain tops and water, pulling dizzying rolls along the way.

Awesome F18 Fighter Footage

Awesome F18 Fighter Footage

A spectacularly shot reel of 60fps HD footage of U.S. Navy air squadron VFA-27 Royal Maces F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jets in action. And this is just a teaser for the team’s full-length video That’s a Shack!, which we can’t wait to see.

Testing High-speed Comms

Testing High-speed Comms

The Bloodhound SSC team is building a car that can go 1000mph. Along the way, they had to test out the communication system and make sure it will work at high speeds. We think it was just an excuse to play with Jaguars, a helicopter and a jet.

Shockwave Jet-Powered Truck

Shockwave Jet-Powered Truck

Based on a semi tractor truck, the latest incarnation of this insane vehicle pumps out 36,000 horsepower, and belches flames from its exhaust stacks. Does the 1/4 mile in about 6 secs. and tops out at around 375mph.

F-18 Carrier Ops

F-18 Carrier Ops

Awesome footage of a U.S. Navy pilot from Carrier Strike Group 8 and his F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The plane takes off, practices aloft and lands back at the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Troy Hartman’s Jetpack

Troy Hartman’s Jetpack

Professional stuntman and BASE jumper Troy Hartman tests out his personal jetpack, which he combines with a chute to help steer and stabilize his flight. Earlier test footage here.

Jet-Powered R/C Plane

Jet-Powered R/C Plane

This turbine powered R/C plane sounds more like an F-16 than a toy, reaching top speeds over 360mph. We have no idea how you can fly and land this thing remotely without crashing it.

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Jet Pack School

Jet Pack School

There aren’t a whole lot of things we’d go back to school for, but learning to fly a jet pack is definitely one of them. Pro pilot Eric Scott helps novice flyers get in the air. It’s BYO jet pack, though.

AvA02 R.E.D. Serafim Jet

AvA02 R.E.D. Serafim Jet

Timon Sager’s conceptual private jet would seat just two occupants and offer high-speed jet travel to “Rich 25-40 year old risk-takers, bored by life, naturally curious and driven by their emotions.”

Jetman over Grand Canyon

Jetman over Grand Canyon

52-year old Yves “Jetman” Rossy has crossed the English Channel and flown loops on his awesome jetpack. Here’s a glimpse at his historic flight over the Grand Canyon on May 7, 2011.

Jetpack Skiing

Jetpack Skiing

We recently saw a man with propeller-powered ski rig, but stuntman Troy Hartman totally one-ups that guy with his jet-powered ski pack, which manages 47MPH at 50% throttle. We want 100% throttle!

Jet-Powered Mini

Jet-Powered Mini

Ah, one of life’s great questions… What would happen if you put a jet turbine engine from a helicopter into a Mini Cooper. Uh. This. More footage of this good little car gone bad here.

Jet Sledding

Jet Sledding

They have JetSkis in the summer, so why not JetSleds in the winter? These maniacs tied their sleds to skitch behind a Swedish fighter jet. They left out the part where the jet takes off.

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