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Post  scanman Mon May 04, 2009 11:36 am

Hello from Florida and thank you for this forum! I recently graduated with a mechanical engineering degree, and like many of the posters have always admired the laminar jets when I first saw them at Epcot.

I attempted at creating a small jet about five years ago and I could never get it to work properly. Laminar flow was possible only at low speeds, and the arc was no more than 2 feet across. There was very little information online and most of my information was based on a poorly written instruction guide on some random site I found. Seeing the wealth of information in this forum has renewed my interest and also already enlightened me as to my previous attempt's problems- I had the input valve feeding directly behind the jet (as opposed to the 90 degree elbow) and my V exit hole was in the wrong direction! I look forward to finally getting one of these built and hopefully adding the cool effects that many of you have been posting.

Mario- your jets are quite amazing, keep the posts coming!!

-Matt

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Post  liteglow Mon May 04, 2009 12:03 pm

Thank you Smile

I`m glad you are inspired to try one more time ..
If you need help, just ask and you will get answers Very Happy
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Post  John Mon May 04, 2009 12:34 pm

Since you live in Florida, you are required to go to Epcot and do research for the group!!!!!! We are all wondering how the Epcot fountain cut the water.
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Post  scanman Tue May 05, 2009 6:34 am

Ha, certainly. Next time I'm in Orlando I'll be sure to grab as much video as possible of their nozzles.

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