Can you feel that? No!?! oh! well ok... what i am trying to get across is the feeling of anticipation that myself and some other must be feeling leading up to the completion of the jet luge. i have been ripping into it hard to try get this thing done and the spoils of everyones hard work is showing off. have a look at the pictures below. Brett, my good mate over at AusJets did an amazing job and got the afterburners attached to the motors. there was so much work needed on getting them fitted he truly is a god. the next thing, you know that comes, is testing. hehe this is the fun part of owning any turbine engine.
but with any fine motor you need a fuel source and to hold that fuel source you need a fuel tank. Josh at All Aluminium Welding has been killing it and come up with this piece of artwork you see below. it is almost done. this was taken from my original and one off design. let's hope it work huh haha.
Above you will see the filler cap and breather valve for the tank. the cap is yet to be welded in place and i am working on a mounting system for the turbines as i type.
In this shot you will see the the fuel pickups for the turbines at the very bottom on the left and right of the tank. the pipes you see in the middle that are bent to face each other will make a sight glass. this is done by putting a length of clear hose in between them. kinda how they did it back in the day on the old Bobber motorcycles. OLD SCHOOL BABY! haha.
The entire tank is held to the board via six stainless steel bolts. this are some heavy duty bolts and i did kinda go over kill on them but hey i never have to worry about the tank separating from the board. that job is left up to me. lets hope i never do separate from the board.
Above you will see The man Josh that has done all this fine work holding what will soon be the stupidest thing i have ever done. i can't thank him enough for the amazing work he is doing.