well after a great and VERY VERY hot weekend we inch ever closer to the goal. some of you may know i was down at the Blacktown Inn car show over the weekend. and as usual still working on the board. were i could. the heat got a bit to much for me later on.
The biggest problem i faced was having the Port side engine sheer on the afterburner when it expanded with heat. it's a very fine science with turbines and the clearances are very minimal. so i had my brother bring the grinder down so i could take off a couple a thousandths of a inch. sadly i took off enough in one spot but to little in another and the impella sheered on the afterburner again. by this stage it was way to hot to work on any more and i just had to leave it for the day. after all i still had the Starboard engine... or did i?
well the starboard engine ran fine until i had problems with another relay. this could become an expensive exercise in correct wiring haha. so basically i was left with a very large and heavy but cool looking paper weight at the end of the show.
Now you ask yourself this sounds like a horrible day. but in fact it was a great day. most importantly because i got to spend it with some great blokes. but also because i did get to test fire the Port side engine and we now have the ECU programed perfectly with the other engine. also, the starboard engine ran great while it was running and was smooth as butter.
the following day i was sent a link to a few photos taken at the event by Scott Cummings. thank you for passing that along Scott.
Follow the link to see them. HERE all the Jet Luge stuff starts about a third of the way down.
you can also see a video of the event in the Video section shot by David Cameron