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tegwin

posted on 15/12/18 at 06:31 PM Reply With Quote
jet engine project up for grabs

A few years ago I started building a turbo-charger based gas turbine engine.

The frame is built along with the combustor and pipework. The oil pump and fuel pumps are made and mounted. I have all the pipes, cooler, tanks etc to get this running but I got distracted by beer and girls so I am unsure when I will get this finished.

Intention was to run this of high pressure diesel with direct injection hence the high pressure pump and nozzles. Pre-heat on gas.

There's probably 1000 worth of parts in this...

I don't believe it would take much to get this up and running.

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I would love to see someone finish this and get it running. It's located in Plymouth but I will be heading to North Wales for Christmas via Worcester and Chester so can meet up.

Id sell the whole lot for 200 which is about how much the fuel pump alone was....

















[Edited on 15/12/18 by tegwin]





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ReMan

posted on 16/12/18 at 09:23 PM Reply With Quote
I need a jet!
But I need my nuts for Christmas





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femster87

posted on 17/12/18 at 12:44 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ReMan
I need a jet!
But I need my nuts for Christmas


Bit optimistic

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nick205

posted on 17/12/18 at 10:07 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by femster87
quote:
Originally posted by ReMan
I need a jet!
But I need my nuts for Christmas


Bit optimistic



A man has to have dreams in life

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nick205

posted on 17/12/18 at 10:09 AM Reply With Quote
tegwin...

It's not for me, but out of interest what was the plan for the jet - to thrust a wheeled vehicle along?

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tegwin

posted on 17/12/18 at 10:15 AM Reply With Quote
Aha yes, a niche thing.

The plan was to built this as a gas producer and then make a free power turbine to drive an alternator.

Mostly just a bit of fun to see what I could achieve.. the most glorious way of converting diesel fuel into noise ever!





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scudderfish

posted on 17/12/18 at 11:55 AM Reply With Quote
Jet powered beer cooler?

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SPYDER

posted on 17/12/18 at 11:56 AM Reply With Quote
It will keep your workshop warm too! If only I had more time this would be right up my street.
I worked in jet engine manufacture/refurb for years but have only fairly recently taken a more detailed interest in the "workings".
We scrapped many a combustor liner that was beyond use but they would have been too big for this anyway.
This project would have had me rummaging in the skips for a fuel nozzle or a liner or two.
Your liner looks interesting. Is it your own "design?"

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tegwin

posted on 17/12/18 at 12:17 PM Reply With Quote
Sounds like my background too. I started my career as an aentice building jet engines.

The combustion liner is a fairly conventional design for this type of engine. Theres a comprehensive calculator somewhere on the web that helps decide hole areas, bypass volume etc for a given compressor wheel.

This was built to well tried theory with quite some precision so Ive no reasons to suspect it wont work.





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