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