This 3D-Printed Working Model of a 787’s Jet Engine Has Impressive Thrust

This 3D-Printed Working Model of a 787's Jet Engine Has Impressive Thrust

Given the challenges with precision, building functional machines with a household 3D printer isn’t easy. And that’s why it’s all the more impressive that someone on the RC Groups forum has used a 3D printer to make a fully-functional scale model of a Boeing 787’s GE-built turbofan jet engine.

Harcoreta’s scale replica, which includes over 60 3D-printed blades and vanes on the inside, isn’t just a model destined to collect dust on a shelf. It actually produces more than enough thrust to power a remote-controlled airplane, and that’s exactly what its creator intends to use it for.

To make the design and build of the replica even more challenging, but also more accurate to the real thing, Harcoreta has even incorporated a functional thrust reverser into his engine. So when he’s eventually bringing an RC airplane in for a landing, he’ll be able to stop his creation in time before it runs off the end of a runway. [RC Groups via The Awesomer]

This 3D-Printed Working Model of a 787's Jet Engine Has Impressive Thrust


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Laser Powered Lightsabers Slice Through Des Moines

LightSaber3Troy Powers builds laser lightsabers from dismantled digital projectors, DVD burners, and even medical devices.

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Become a Mystery Shopper to Earn Some Cash on Vacation

Become a Mystery Shopper to Earn Some Cash on Vacation

Mystery shopping is one of the ways you can make some pocket money in your spare time. If you get assigned to mystery shops at airports, on your next vacation you could not only kill time waiting for your flight, you could earn some money and possibly score free food too.

Daily Finance explains:

Why on earth would you want to spend your vacation mystery shopping? Because mystery shopping companies often have mystery shops in airports and trouble getting them filled. Sinclair Customer Metrics is almost always looking for people to mystery shop major airports. You might even make more money per shop, too, because retailers are so desperate for the feedback. If you have a long layover, you might even be able to earn as much as $100 on mystery shopping gigs. You could end up scoring some free food, too.

Sinclair is just one of the companies that need people to mystery shop at airports (Google “mystery shopping airports” for more).

Hey, you can kill some down time and get compensated in cold hard cash at the same time.

5 Money Saving Travel Hacks for the Airport | Daily Finance

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10 cool tricks and illusions you can do with liquids

10 cool tricks and illusions you can do with liquids

You can do so much with just water and other liquids. Like glycerin can make bottles disappear, water can start fires, honey does a good job at real life slow motion, a glass of water can reverse arrow signs and so forth. Brusspup, the YouTube illusionist extraordinaire, shows us 10 fun things you can do with liquids and some of them will make you question the secret powers of water.

  1. Slow motion ball
  2. Water fire starter
  3. No leak magic bag
  4. Liquid stacking
  5. Invisible bottle
  6. Dancing liquid
  7. Magic water barrier
  8. Leidenfrost effect
  9. Reverse illusion
  10. Reversing liquid


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6 gadgets to help you keep track of your kids

By Cat DiStasio

When kids are young, most parents have some kind of monitoring device at home to keep tabs on the tots when they’re in another room. Whether they’re audio-only or combo audio/video contraptions, baby monitors are extremely common. In addition, though, there’s a slew of other devices that can help parents keep track of wayward munchkins whether they’re in the house, at the park or at a crowded outdoor event. From GPS watches to clothing with embedded tracking devices, read on for a look at these new ways to keep an eye on your offspring.Slideshow-315521

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