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How hard would it be to build a mini jet engine for an EPQ?

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    I want to do mechanical engineering at Uni, and I've been looking at ideas for an EPQ. Whilst doing some reading, the concept of a turbofan jet engine really interested me.

    I've now decided that I will either:
    -Compare jet engines to an internal combustion engine, and evaluate which would be more feasible to use in future vehicles
    -Attempt to build a miniature jet engine (possibly a working model, where the fluid isn't lit)

    Which of these would be the best for an EPQ? I was leaning towards the build as it is practical and a bit further away from textbook teaching, but is it too difficult to do?

    It would be damn stupid to do it whilst you're taking your A-levels. Do it as a hobby so you're not held accountable for it and there's no set hand in date.
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