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The Concept of Jet Engines Propelled Flying Trucks & How Possible It Could Be(+video)

The Concept of Jet Engines Propelled Flying Trucks & How Possible It Could Be

Concept of Jet Engines Propelled Flying Trucks

This post will be discussing some of the topics regarding the use of Jet engines to power a truck to help it fly in the air in times of emergency or road traffic. We will discussing:

  • The Concept of Jet Engines for Fly trucks
  • What power will a truck require to move on the road?
  • What power will a truck require to fly?
  • Can jet engines power a truck to fly?
  • What is Jet Engine?

The idea of having flying trucks is not new as many inventors used video illustrations to display their concept and how it could be achieved. However, the question remains whether such could be possible or not.

The Concept of Jet Engines for Fly trucks

Before now and even presently, trucks move on roads and make use of internal combustion engines. Depending on the size of the truck and its loading bearing capacity, the IC engine is usually a big one with multiple cylinders starting from fur cylinder IC engines and above.

The need for such an engine is due to the large horsepower required from the engine to move the entire weight of the truck as well as the load in it.

Though trucks differ according to their sizes, there are normally trucks whose IC engine is so large that it could generate 200horsepower and far beyond it.

Such are meant for long and heavy buckets used in carrying building sands, chippings, gravels, bags of cement, building rods, wood and timber, industrial goods, imported containers, and many other products.

Due to the versatile use and design of trucks, the name seems to cover many varieties of transportation vehicles used in conveying goods and industrial materials.

If a truck equipped with an IC engine that has 12 massive cylinders will need to fly using the power of jet engines, how possible could that be?

A concept that appears almost impossible. However, let us analyze it from the engineering perspective to see whether such an invention could be possible.

What power will a truck require to move on the road?

The power required by any truck to move on the road is the power capable of overcoming the frictional resistance between the truck tires and the road surface.

The more the resistance the greater power required moving the truck on the road and the power will only be provided to the tires through the IC engine or any other engine powering the truck.

This implies that the energy needed from the engine is just to overcome the frictional resistance which acts on the surface of the road due to the weight of the truck.

It equally means that the higher the weight of the truck the bigger the power of the engine it will need to move on the road. Those are the basic principles vehicles use to move on the road.

However, this principle is completely different when it comes to flying. Let us discuss what happens if we need the truck to fly.

What power will a truck require to fly?

Flying is not the same as moving on the road. While moving on the road the engine needs to overcome only a few forces such as the air resistance, weight of the truck, and frictional resistance between tires and the road surface.

However, to fly the powering engine (eg jet engine) needs to overcome gravitational force acting on the entire weight of the truck which makes it rest on the road surface, in other words, remain on the ground.

The truck engine equally needs to overcome air resistance while in the air. Air resistance force is applied to any moving object whether in the air or on the road except inside water, space, or a vacuum.

For the truck to fly, it will also need to engine power large enough to execute either vertical take-off or runway take-off.

With all the above conditions required from any truck to fly, it will certainly require a great amount of energy to achieve it and such energy may not be obtainable from the right size of internal combustion engine due to weight/power output considerations of IC engines.

For this reason, the use of jet engines becomes the only option presently except if the future invention of engines changes it.

Yes, if actually, such concept will is possible it can only be done by modern designs of jets engines due to the following reasons:

  • Jet engines provide massive propulsion power that reads in thousands of horsepower yet they have considerable light weights.
  • Jet engines operate in a manner that stabilizes power differences and help to keep any object it powers in the air.
  • Jet engines are simpler and less complicated to use in modern air-vehicles.

Despite the above advantages of jet engines, little has been discussed about this superpower engine and how it operates.

What is a Jet Engine?

In case you are hearing it for the first time, the Jet engine is an advanced type of internal combustion engine that works to provide a large amount of propulsion force by simply compressing incoming air in the axial direction to a considerable amount of pressure and burns the air with a mixture of fuel injected into the hot air in a unit in the engine known as the combustion chamber.

The combustion creates a high force that turns several impellers/blades attached to the engine which causes the engine to provide a high level of airflow in combination with exhausting hot gases.

The working principle is not different from gas turbine working principles. In simple terms, the gas turbine and jet engine have similar working principles.

Can jet engines power a truck to fly?

The answer is YES. Depending on the size of the truck and the size of the jet engines fixed on it.

If the proper size of jet engines are fixed at the equilibrium points of the truck, the force will drag the enter weight of the truck upward and keep it in the air while good navigation adjustment will transform the upward force to forward or backward freight.


So in conclusion, it could be assumed that if the need is, future trucks may be equipped with jet engines to fly especially when they meet high road congestion or obstacles on the road but such will really require a great deal of energy from the jet engines.

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