Well i am still working away and ebbing ever closer to a completed board. yesterday i finished putting together my Intake screen and starter motors. For those of you who may not know, the intake screens cover the intake of the engine and prevent intrusion of foreign bodies into the turbine. things like sticks and stones will hopefully be caught by the screens before they can cause any damage to the compressor or any of the impellers.
they may seem simple. but they can save me a fortune on having to rebuild two very expensive motors. Now all i have to do is finish my fuel tank and we can begin rolling tests.
Oh! i forgot to tell you. we have had to make some alterations with the afterburners to have them fit my motors. in doing this we also had a great idea. we will be converting my afterburners so i can run them with a hot streak. basically what this means is i dump a stream of fuel directly into the engines combustion chamber via a little pipe. it then ignites and exits the rear of the motor to be met in the afterburner with another massive fuel dump on which it then ignites that fuel. basically what this means is i will be using a massive amount of fuel haha. when we start the conversion i will go into more detail with photos to help those of you that still may not know what i'm on about. but the end product will make for less wiring and hopefully a cleaner burn. testing on this will be done prior to mounting them to the board. so some video's will more than likely be on their way ;)
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p.s. i am also keen to take on a charity and help out a good cause, if anyone knows of one that would be interested in working with a jet luge world record attempt i would be most interested in speaking with them. i have had knock backs from almost all major charities and none replies from the others. The reason i have been getting is, they cannot side them selves with motor sports or dangerous events. this i can understand but i would still be very eager to work with a good charity. If you know of some one or are someone please contact me here
Well were on our way, we are so close to having a running twin turbine jet powered luge or a Guinness World Records puts it (powered streetluge). What ever it is i am looking forward to just running it in and getting all the bugs worked out of it so i can take it up to speed finally. I have never classed myself as a builder. i love riding and it is what i would do everyday is it afforded me to. But we gotta do what we gotta do to fulfill our dreams. Building is mine.
Josh over at All Aluminium Welding has been working his butt off lately and while doing this has also been working late just to get the fuel tank for the Jet Luge complete. While it's still in it's very early form as of yet it should be completed in two to three weeks with any luck then ready for the motors to be fitted and tested. I', sure you as egar as i am to see this kitten purr. stay tuned and feel free to purchase something from the shop.
For those who are trying to work out what these small unassuming cylinders are, i will give you a hint. They will increase my turbine power output buy at least 30%.
If you guessed they are pressurised rotisserie cookers you maybe close. But then if you guessed they are afterburners you guessed right the first time but will not be enjoying any kind of pressurised culinary delicacies.
What these babies do is mount to the rear of my engines and help to re-burn any un-burnt fuel and oxygen by injecting a large volume of jet fuel into them in a very small amount of time. this then ignites, and the by product is a massive power boost. To give you an idea of what kind of power i will be working with, lets say your average power output for you family car is about 140 horse power (this is being generous). what the afterburners will do in combination with the engines at full power will create roughly about 400 horsepower. now with a board weighing less than your average 3 year old toddler and a pilot weighing in at around the 85kg range. combine this with two 12 foot flames out the back of the board and you are looking at a whole bunch of excitement. Oh! i forgot to mention. While all this is going on i will also have my head resting on about 15 litres of A1 jet fuel. as there is no other place on the board to store that amount of fuel. This will provide me with about 2 to 3 mins of run time. not he best choice of efficient transportation i must say.
i will leave it here but make sure you keep checking in as things get closer to actually mounting and running both the turbine engines. Also please remember to like and share my blog with others. thank you for reading.