Bob Maddox builds an insane jet-powered go-kart called the “beast” – TechEBlog

bob maddox jet powered go kart beast

Bob Maddox, nicknamed “The Rocketman,” has been building custom jet engines since he was a kid, especially since jets flew close to his Phoenix home. When he turned 17, he turned to pulsejet engines and the rest is history. “Beast” is his latest project and this insane vehicle features a custom frame, tiny steering wheel, pedals and most importantly a triple valveless pulsejet engine that runs on a mix of propane and diesel. Read More

This triple valveless pulsejet engine generates a thrust of 110 pounds, allowing the little kart to reach a blistering 90 mph. Its small wheels make it perfect for tackling Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, although those tailpipes look a little dangerous and even more so when they start spewing flames.


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