Well with the motors landed and me sitting here waiting for the electronics to be delivered after getting a text saying they are being couriered to me as i type, i decided i had better give you guys an update as to what has been happening for the last 2 weeks.
Besides misplacing yet another job hehe, Brett "Smithy" Smith from AusJets.com has been going over the engines to make sure all is well. Both motors have been completely dismantled and every little bolt and nut is being given a good look over.
Below you will see a few photos of the inner workings of my motors and with it a sneak peak into what makes a turbine tick. Well actually most of you may know a turbine doesn't tick, it kinda makes a whoooshing roar type noise, but you get the idea right? hehe.
Above is the main body of the motor, you can see the intake impeller on the table to the cans left, this engine may look a little different to the ones you see on your standard jet airlines planes as this motor is built purely for thrust and power, where as the airlines engines drive a large fan at the front of the motor, which give them their distinctive look, the combustion or engine is actually much smaller on the airlines motors than you think. see below image.
you will see that on the airlines engine the combustion chamber is much smaller than the rest of the engine, this drives the larger fan, these motors are typically known as a turbo fan engine, and are built more for efficiency. Below you will see a better depiction of my engine, my engine is classed as a turbo jet engine, basically similar to the thing people have in their cars to go faster, and built for pure trust.
you may notice that the center of both engines look rather similar, that's because they are, you can see the burner (combustion chamber) in my engines in the photos below.
after the the air fuel mixture has been combusted it is drawn out though the back with the help of the turbine fan, you will see it on the far left in the below photo.
so if i haven't bored you yet and your still reading we will next be balancing the motors, then have them test run on the bench, this will be the fun bit as we don't have any mounts strong enough to hold them yet and i promise a video will be coming of the first start up.
if you have any questions related to my engines feel free to ask via the comment tab at the bottom of this thread and please don't forget to click the like button to help me get this attempt out there.