Originally posted by 747drvr
I own a RAM 500 turbine that does the occasional "test" run in my townhouse development parking lot. My neighbours love me !
I bet they do! Mind you, I know someone who has a pulse jet which he sometimes runs up in his suburban front garden ...
My club had a visit from the UK distributor for JPX turbines some years ago. He spooled this thing up in the car park behind the local village hall ... awesome! The people living in the street wondered what on earth was going on
It's interesting how loud they are close up (very) but how quiet they are in the air (you can barely hear them).
Cost and size of these turbines continue to drop, and convenience increases (plenty now run on kerosine and some even have built-in electric starters - just flick a switch and the startup sequence is totally automated), no wonder they are catching on.