Survival Research Labs: Machines: Flame Hurricane

Flame Hurricane

The Flame Hurricane is a highly magnified version of the Flame Tornado featured in several SRL shows (and conceived by Kevin Binkert). It utilizes five LOUD 150 LB thrust Pulsejet engines and a system of 8 by 8 foot louvers arranged in a 45 ft circle to produce a rapidly rotating column of hot, high velocity hurricane like wind. Gasoline is injected into this swirling vortex of hot air at a pressure of 1000 psi and a flow of 1.5 gallons per second, producing a flaming layer on the exterior of the rotating air column. Powerful fuel vapor explosions are a distinct possibility.

Pulse Jet Test videos
03 Sept 2001
San Francisco

Quick Time   Real Player   Windows Media
Images from testing 21 Oct 2001:
[1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]

3D model by Michael Wehner