Survival Research Labs: Machines: Flame Whistle

Flame Whistle

Comprised of 200 lb. thrust turbojet with a fuel afterburner and a large police whistle attached. Machine is stationary and the engine has been modified to work in conjunction with the whistle, primarily to generate sound. It also produces hot air and small bursts of low-lying flame with an average distance of five feet. The engine is shielded by 1/4 inch thick steel plates (heat shield), runs on diesel fuel. Made in 1996.

Fuel load: 30 gallons diesel (the jet and flame generator combined)

The Boeing Jet was modified for the Austin show by the addition of a large police whistle. Fuel injectors were added along with an ignition system thereby creating the loudest flamethrower in history.

A 3D web (VRML/Java) interface was written for it in 1998 for the What Is Real show. Users in the San Francisco's Moscone Center were remotely controlling the burning of the Eplileptic Bot by the Flame Whistle located in South Park. Video of the prank can be viewed here Search SRL for more on the Flame Whistle