Pro Engineering blogging site writer "Trevor English" from "Interesting Engineering" (#InterestingEngineering) fooled by old video of fake gas turbine engine writes how "Impressive" the contraption is without studying the footage further to understand what's really going on in the video.
The video purports to show a Miniature Gas Turbine engine, which the writer Trevor calls "Miniature TurboJet Rocket Engine", which it clearly is not. It is in fact a contraption built around a Brushless Electric Ducted Fan (or EDF) that is used to blow air through a tube then mix fuel to it before it enters the rear flame holder which is nothing more than a glorified Bunsen Burner. You can clearly see the 35Amp Brushless ESC (in blue complete with 35A sticker) to the bottom left of the image which is used to drive the motor from a DC power source and controlled by a standard 3 pin PPM/PCM servo connector.
I am absolutely appalled that I used to follow this group on Google+ as I thought it was run by a bunch of like minded engineering types, but clearly I was wrong. What is even more disappointing is not that people take it as fact and "+1" it - then share it to their feeds, it is that out of the hundreds of alternative REAL gas turbine videos with proper machined parts and polished aluminium shrouds built by engineering fanatics all over the world, they chose to show us this more than three year old video of something that looks like it was thrown together with duck tape and bean cans in a first grade Craft Design Technology class at some high school. It goes to show, there are many wrongly publicised articles and videos on the net by so called self proclaimed "professionals". Don't trust everything you see on the internet as anyone can claim to be an expert in their field if they have the balls, and always do your research before posting something as fact for others to see so you don't make a complete ass of your self to be archived by thousands of servers around the globe.
Well done "Interesting Engineering" you've shown us that you employ regular-know-it-alls to write for you when you run out of real engineering to write about. Unfollowed!