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Flying Like Iron Man #13: JET ENGINES, EDFS AND MORE!

February 15, 2020

Yeah everyone evacuate Jesus Flying like Iron Man returns the project you’ve all been waiting for Peter the guys convinced me that if we crack 100,000 subscribers We should try and recreate this scene from Iron Man in three two one Let’s be honest, it’s probably gonna look more like this You know the drill I promise the internet something stupid and now we have to deliver A big thing to everyone who’s for the GoFundMe campaign in one year We raised three thousand six hundred dollars out of our seventy-five thousand dollar goal Unfortunately, it’s become very apparent that we’re not going to be able to use crowdfunding to support the flying like Ironman project and as such We’ve shut down the GoFundMe campaign and will not be asking for any more donations T-shirts t-shirts get your t-shirts here help make sure the hacks machine doesn’t go under since we do really expensive projects We don’t really think about it However we’re not giving up, I promise the internet I was going to fly and I still intend to why haven’t we posted any updates on the flying like Ironman project in over a year Well, we have just not to YouTube there have been posts on our Instagram page and our Facebook page and even our Twitter Which is another reason? Why you should follow us on those social platforms, but the funny thing is if everyone who commented asking Where’s this project? Why aren’t you posting videos on it? Just donated five dollars? We would have broke our goal in a matter of weeks And then we would have been able to continue the project anyway with the three thousand six hundred dollars We did raise from GoFundMe We were able to buy one of the 195 millimeter Kubler etf’s able to produce 24 kilograms of thrust wait a sec $3,600 ooblar costs $6,500 Unfortunately these ETFs have a very long lead time We ordered one But we won’t be getting it until around February 2018 so until then we’re gonna be working on different aspects of the project But we are hoping to have about one video per month on the fine like Ironman project so if we’re shutting down the GoFundMe campaign How are we gonna afford to continue this project? Well instead of continuing the project from a year ago Which many of you guys were asked us to we decide to put on the back burner and? Focus on growing our YouTube channel and our business instead and it’s worked in the past year We’ve grown our YouTube channel by over 1 million subscribers and over 70 million views in fact We’re in the top 50 channels in all of Canada. That’s insane We have an awesome facility and great people on a team in fact We have four full-time employees here a few part-timers And we even have high school co-op students what we’re doing here is really unique I don’t think there’s ever been a case of an engineering company that’s been born on YouTube until now and that’s us and now that we’ve gotten to the size that we are it’s a lot easier for us to get Sponsorships so our plan to finish the flying like Iron Man project is to fund it fully through the videos Through sponsorships like this video sponsor war robots as you know you guys can help support this project without spending a dime All you have to do is click on the link in the description below and play a free game War robots is an awesome tactical 6v6 multiplayer robotic warfare game There’s an absolutely huge variety of specialized robots, so you can find the gameplay style that fits you for me It’s the robot called hover it’s as if we merge the flying like Iron Man project with the exoskeleton and loaded it with an absurd amount of weapons is a Glorious flying killing machine with the amazing 3d graphics and constant updates with cool new stuff It’s no wonder over 70 million players have already installed the game download war robots via my link below and given a special massive bonus of the GI Patton robot and a unique skin for it for Punisher machine guns 100 gold and 400,000 silver to spend on whatever upgrades you want with this offer You’ll have a pretty big advantage when you start playing but now back to the project Go ahead and click the link in the description below and try war robots for free if enough people sign up We’ll be able to afford one of these a freaking jet engine wait a jet engine. I thought you’re using ETF’s well That’s the plan, but jet engines have way more thrust Yeah, but you can’t control them accurately. How are you gonna? Hover stabili? well if we use a hybrid system of jet engines and ETFs we should be able to hover and have enough thrust I Don’t know why you’re explaining this right now people have stopped watching or talking too much You’re right So as you guys know for a while We’ve been saying no jet engines don’t use jet engines and that’s because there’s quite a few cons to using jet engines There are pros though a jet engine has far more thrust than EDF you get a longer Flight time because you can store more gas on your back than can lithium polymer batteries And they’re smaller than ADF’s so it’ll be just like flying like Iron Man rather than maybe something like flying like vulture But there are some issues with using jet engines one you can’t control them accurately like you can with an EDF if you put four Jet engines in a square. You couldn’t make it Hover because fine-tuning each of those to be able to hover just as impossible number two The exhaust coming out of a jet engine is over 800 degrees that means we’re back to the first problem We had using model rocket engines We’d literally burn our skin off down to our bone probably if we got in the way of the exhaust So that’s another huge issue that we have to work around but What if we did a hybrid system if we used a few jet engines to provide most of thrust to lift us off the ground? Then we could use lower power ETFs around us in a drone shape and use a commercially available Drone controller board to give a stable flight now. That’s an idea Regardless we’re still very much in the engineering design phase We’re gonna have to get a jet engine and a good ETF in house to do tests to see if our design is even feasible The jet engine we’re looking at right now is by King King Tech the jet engine we’re looking at right now is called the J King 10 the K 3 10 G And yes that stands for 310 Newtons and thrust that’s almost 70 pounds of lift That’s huge, and it’s only slightly bigger than the shoe blur 195 millimeter ETF’s, right Actually it might be smaller its skinnier, but maybe longer Plus you can get even bigger jet engines that put out hundreds and hundreds of pounds of thrust that aren’t that much bigger The issue is cost we’ve looked at some of these and they can cost upwards of fifty thousand dollars each Which is crazy? But weight hack Smith hasn’t Richard browning already flown successfully Like Iron Man using jet engines aren’t you just copying him now? Well to be fair my videos came out first almost a year before his first video came out so if anything I think he copied me Nah he didn’t copy you he’s been working on this in secret for years and years Well, maybe, but I did it first on the internet and that means I did it first Okay there, buddy Anyway, well it’s true that Richard browning has already successfully flown like Iron Man using jet engines like we’re maybe going to do There’s a few issues that we see with his design and the biggest one that sticks out to us is his lack of control Basically it relies completely on pilot skill to be able fly which while that is really cool You do have to be a skilled pilot in order to use this super scary system It’s not really practical especially if you’re planning to commercialize it which apparently he is What we think would work better is if you had a hybrid system like we mentioned earlier where we have? ETFs and jet engines to provide stable flight that you don’t have to control Because the big issue we see is if he goes up too high in the air, and he loses control He’s not saving himself in fact. We’ve already seen this in a few of the videos that he’s released Besides hybrid systems are already tried and proven That’s how the flyboard air works, which is one of the closest things to flying like Ironman that we have right now Have you seen it before? What I don’t understand is why hasn’t someone put an Ironman costume on yet and use one of these But wait I thought you said you’re gonna do your own EDF Well if you guys were following us on instagram. You’d see that We’ve been working on one for the past half year actually and the reason we’re able to do This is because we actually got a sponsorship from SolidWorks now SolidWorks is the CAD software that both Ian And I have been using for over a decade It’s basically one of the industry standards for a mechanical engineering CAD and they gave us the full package We even have simulation software which will allow us to determine if our EDF design will actually put out enough thrust Electro tape blue of The simulation says we should get about 250 Newton’s of thrust from this design But unfortunately that is just a simulation so we’re gonna have to actually test this and to do that We’re gonna have to build a thrust test jig All right All right just kidding That is not our test rig so what we need to do is build a thrust test rig and is capable of measuring several things the RPM of the motor the input voltage the input current and obviously the thrust output by the EDF blade oh And the input throttle and we need to log it all so we can graph it later Both Bogdan Benjamin and been working on this thrust test jig for a few months now And we’re actually going to explain it in more detail in a future video So we’re outside the shop and we’re about to test our custom completely in-house designed 20 inch is it 20 or 24 20 22 honey 20 inch EDF So we had to outsource this to auditive because in house we only have the FDM printers Which as you saw in our previous videos gifts didn’t hold up to the test that we did last time So this is actually printed with a process called SLS or a selective laser sintering, and this is actually nylon powder That’s been fused into that shape and then we actually printed the duct ourselves So that’s eight individual pieces all screwed together and then epoxy using ecstasy resin bobbins created this little thrust test jig and What we’ll actually be able to do is measure the thrust output from this fan blade and this motor So the power of this we’re actually using a hundred and fifty, CC gas engine replacement motors sold by hobbyking It’s roughly around 10 kilowatts. Which is a crazy amount of power in such a small form-factor It should be fairly strong, but we’re gonna test it and see if it explodes, but big shout-out to auditive for providing us with this part They have tons of other 3d printing technologies that you just can’t get in-house So I believe the simulations said we should be getting around 30 kilograms of thrust out of this so if we can Get that and that means we know the saw works simulations are correct, which will allow us to redesign the blade and optimize it Whoo All right so our initial test is just going to spin it up to about 20 or 30 percent we don’t want to push it right away because there’s a good chance this propellers just gonna explode and When we go up to a hundred percent, I want to be really far away look So that means if I go all the way to the top Maximum power is still 30% if we flick it to the third person yeah third position That’s a hundred percent, so we don’t want to do that so middle position Let’s do it oh My god Jesus you guys you guys realize how dangerous is flying like Iron Man project really it. Did you hear how loud that? Looks good motor is gold speaker trailer is cold I Don’t like that noise though you guys just six of these on my back Alright, so you turn the controller on to give us full hundred-percent throttle and we’re only going to go up to fifty We’ll see what happens. See how we’re feeling and then continue from there. Oh Boy, I’m not standing in front of it Oh, it’s 15 per side I Feel like we’re building up friggin genin She still hasn’t blown It looks fine like looking at it Okay, ready, yeah This is 30% Yeah, everyone evacuate And everyone to safe distances alright, so we’re going up to 30% again That’s 30% unlocking full-throttle My god sexy 70 80 100 The entire neighborhood can hear us the entire neighborhood Motors hot motors Bernie a bit Speed controller not too bad Wires not too bad Would include this in the video too slow a clip like we live stream five kilograms wow five kilograms yeah Alright, so those initial numbers were pretty pathetic, but we’ve looked through the data now and plotted on a graph So it’s science time for those interested slowed down the video to 1/4 blah blah science blah science cool stuff blah graphs blah science haha science blah blah So the TLDR of that is we need to do a lot more testing which we’ll be doing in a future video But regardless we’re actually really happy with that test because the part didn’t explode which is really impressive considering. It was 3d printed Well, that’s all for this update. We’re gonna try and have an update on this once a month, but big Thank you to all our supporters on GoFundMe you guys allowed us to buy one of those sugar 195 ml ETFs to test out and a big, thank you to our video sponsor war robots Which will hopefully allow us to buy a jet engine to test as well And if you guys want to support the project we’re selling some limited edition hacks No t-shirts that you can buy to help support this project show your support by buying one. There’s a link in the description below Thanks for watching and make sure you subscribe you’re not going to want to miss this


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    And how to make iron man repulsor

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    something you gotta understand is when you speed it up and process the video, slowing it down makes it choppy, but halfway through you kinda get used to it

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    Whats the song at 8:40?

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    I think you will be able to fly!

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    Why does the title say #13 but the series thing above it say 15

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  • Reply InfectiousGames December 26, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Thank you for doing what you do i'm 18 and have been watching you since the exoskeleton. You inspired me to go to college to become and engineer and I hope to do something like your channel in the future.

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  • Reply Shami Sushant December 31, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Listen you don't need to create iron man armor. Now before people bash me, here is the reason.
    Current tech won't be able to support you. Why not make a robot or armour like iron monger from iron man armoured adventures. A small one. This is better to start off.

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    Frist on 2019

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    Who is watching it in 2019 ?????

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    i sped it up 2X

  • Reply Aaron Martin TV January 8, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Kind of funny you guys are super smart like Tony Stark unfortunately you're not super rich like him.

  • Reply StormyBlueJay January 10, 2019 at 8:22 am

    I slowed down the video to 0.25, as he asked us to, just to see what he was saying, but I forgot to turn it back to normal as I went back to 16:07
    Jesus I couldn’t stop laughing

  • Reply Alex Azeredo January 10, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    What happened to the Spider-Man web shooter

  • Reply IPhone User January 12, 2019 at 4:04 am

    He’s real salty about the fact that no one donated 😂

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    If you could have like million dollars you could make anything

  • Reply the m3lon8r January 21, 2019 at 1:40 am

    wow, you guys are seriously one of the coolest channels I've seen, honestly from the making spiderman's equipment in real life and working on a real life iron man suit it's surprising that you haven't been hired by either the military or some kind of production company to design technology and costumes for movies XD

  • Reply Red-Blooded Warrior January 22, 2019 at 5:43 am

    I also want one about the arc reactor yeah this is a kid doing this making this, I’m just using my mom’s tablet – you know where exoskeleton and you made put that in build like a Iron Man suit and hopefully you’ll fly inside of that van like that might work and you knew that aren’t reactor it you made and you could use for a lot of her fangs like the engine you’re also try am powerless soup with that are cracked or you made and by the way if you use this idea tell them tell him about the name of every video and make regular warrior Rambler warrior with a number behind higher you go what are the videos like wine you get it and so so wine sorry I guess put that in the comment forIn the thing I was talking about but for what you use the earth reactor to try amp highway onto power rod

  • Reply Miguel Ramirez January 27, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Is it possible to make mini EDF this way you could place multiple and they wont use up much power just an idea I had hope it helps

  • Reply Jayant Jadhav January 29, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    How do you make thing

  • Reply Droslay YC February 5, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Part 100 is gonna be him flying properly

  • Reply Pizza Cat 1732 February 6, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    ask Colin furze for help

  • Reply AxTiOn February 7, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Iron man have rocket on back of the suit it prevent from falling back maybe

  • Reply Gloria Negron February 10, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Im trying myself to make an ironman suit that flies and some cool features

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    I downloaded the game today and started playing [from your link] it to help you to help you get more fund from the sponsor.

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    Mi kids watches you

  • Reply Hoddies Gaming February 15, 2019 at 10:42 am

    At first you said you want to fly like Iron Man, but now you are using anything possible just to lift off like the scene in Iron Man, Tbh is a very pathetic attempt, you are not even recreating that scene. If you dare to talk about flying like Iron Man then please just do as Iron Man do without any weight pulling you up or any fan blowing you up whatsoever.

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  • Reply Nephilim Death February 24, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Love Ur videos man

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    4:36:01sec voice 1st but man cm after 4:36:02sec…😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Donut Dude March 5, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Forget iron Man, make the vultures jetpack from Spiderman homecoming. Just have the jet/fan tilt in any direction you want.

  • Reply Souza beast March 8, 2019 at 2:19 am

    You need to make green goblens glider from spiderman

  • Reply BAE KIM March 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Why dont you put it on the bag

  • Reply Juan jose Santillan navarro March 18, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Por que no hacen el traje completo de iroman que vuele y que dispare por las manos el rallo

  • Reply AlejandroTGarcia March 20, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Nothing against you but your t-shirts are expensiv

  • Reply Liam Perich March 23, 2019 at 2:45 am

    I agree with Seth, though don't they have enough now with endgame coming up.

  • Reply Kaledius March 25, 2019 at 10:26 am

    9:44 liked the Unreal track u used there buddy!

  • Reply lynus lobo March 29, 2019 at 1:33 am

    U are awesome

  • Reply Jordan Weiskopf March 29, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    What about rocket engines

  • Reply THE AGGREGATE March 30, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Hey !
    Hacksmith you can use 4 194mm schubeler edf

    It may give you a best high altitude flight

  • Reply Trinity XYZ March 31, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Why not fly with the help of wings?

  • Reply Long Band April 17, 2019 at 3:37 am

    I think hacksmith is gonna be superheroes

  • Reply Sebastian Harley April 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Use a water jet pack then design aqua man swimming

  • Reply dazzastar68 April 22, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Downloaded Robot Wars but didn't get the awesome starter pack.
    Oh well still great channel

  • Reply Legends School May 6, 2019 at 5:37 am

    flying manually is better bcz that why it is iron man suit

  • Reply Darlene Márcia May 7, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Olá galera

  • Reply priyanshi wazir May 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Make a real iron man flying iron man suite please sir

  • Reply Egan De sa May 16, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    I really felt sad for them when he said they got 3500$ out of 75000 😭😭

  • Reply 김태용태용 May 17, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks for your knowledge sharing~!!!

  • Reply MD.BELAL ANSARI May 18, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Not ggod

  • Reply ETR Earth May 20, 2019 at 5:43 am


  • Reply Rohan Rishov May 20, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Watching in 20 May 2019….

    Love you Bro

  • Reply ZORD May 21, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Why you look sad from inside but you trying to smile People still love your work we know it's hard

  • Reply IT'S MY DAY May 22, 2019 at 6:05 am

    What if you build a mark 1 so its not to hard already

  • Reply Gdo G June 26, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    am i the only who noticed "HL3" typed on the blackboard at 4:31 ?

  • Reply Samir Siraj July 4, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Hacksmith , you are a really great engineer/ scientist. I want to be a scientist. How can I be one ?

  • Reply htm peg July 6, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Ok so ues every thing you put into flying like Iron man it's a flying like falcon. You know you can feel way more on his wings then just Iron Man suit. Or dont ill still like the show👍

  • Reply Jim Sprague July 14, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    I know this particular video series is a few years old now, but I'm curious to see if a gyro along with the EDFs would help stabilise human flight?

  • Reply Andrew Joseph July 15, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Controlled jet fuel, from hands and feet, nano hoses.

  • Reply Andrew Joseph July 15, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Ironman suit, big fans ..

  • Reply Nikkove Wolfe July 20, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Hey guys! I just learned about something called Explosive Pulsed Propulsion. Imagine a small explosive blowing you 10ft into the air. Now imagine setting off explosives below you repeatedly to keep you in the air.

  • Reply KylaKhurt ClaudGacho July 28, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Can you make falcon ‘s wings

  • Reply Darrell Brooks August 1, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    How come you haven't tried housing the EDF's together in a single housing strapped to your back using hoses to filter the air thru the ports at the bottom of the feet and hands? ??

  • Reply HAZIK RABBANI August 12, 2019 at 6:39 am

    No Take Money Complete That Project Bro We All Support U U r Awesome.

  • Reply Rafael V August 22, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    thrust should not be the only thing to be looked at when “flying” like iron man. Like this is all you see jet engines and no study of physics in all forms of getting off the ground it’s quite primitive just using jet engines by now.

  • Reply interesting video's August 24, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    He ment 0.25x

  • Reply BARNALI GHATAK October 10, 2019 at 8:39 am

    How do you earn

  • Reply Sonu Dhingra October 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Sir can you plz tell me from where I can buy clockwise and anticlockwise both edf sets …I want make a drone with edfs plz reply

  • Reply Narendra Solanki October 20, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Hey hacksmith, please can you make a web fluid and web shooters that are strong and can make a man swing on it.

  • Reply Kamlesh Motwani October 28, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    hi hacksmith iyam daksh pleace make plane

  • Reply Black Face 2006 November 4, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Hey James what kind of engineer are you ?

  • Reply Colt K December 22, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Build vultures wings

  • Reply SubstituteGaming December 26, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Really enjoyed the slow down aspect in order to listen to the detailed explanation of the data.

  • Reply Broc Ursal December 27, 2019 at 5:11 am

    A flight board, that would be more silver surfer, not iron man.

  • Reply Eagles Mountain Biking December 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    i could use 4 of the engines to fly with many pounds to spare.

  • Reply build buy and master January 8, 2020 at 1:34 am

    You have a 3d printer try casting a jet turbine with multiple stages

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