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Old Mar 13, 2013, 01:55 PM
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8 mm Turbine

Utube video :
Tiny Jet Engine Test #1 (1 min 46 sec)

Amazing bit of building..
Of course the thing doesn't work..
Still moderately interesting to watch
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 02:34 PM
I can put anything here?
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Lighter...very sophisticated
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 07:30 AM
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There's a guy on youtube working on a 32mm turbine but seems to have stalled on it.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by sgtcat09 View Post
Lighter...very sophisticated
The very first turbines for modelers were started this way back in the day before the advancements in ECU's...It worked then and if JetCat, etc, turbines didn't have an error code for the ignitor/glow plug failure, lighting with a lighter would work today...I had one of the first mass produced propane started turbines in the USA (Actually the SECOND JPX T240 turbine in the US!!!) and it could bet ignited this way....I've also owed 2 of the Golden West turbines that could be started with a lighter...The Golden West turbines were the first mass produced turbines modeled after Kurt Schreckling's designs, which he is the FATHER of model turbines...His turbines actually had wooden compressor wheels!!!..

Just an FYI......

This small turbine never really ignited, spooled up, and ran as post #1 noted...

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Old Mar 17, 2013, 09:02 PM
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i really like this one:
5 Stage Axial-Flow Micro Turbine - The Worlds Most Advanced Micro Jet. (4 min 41 sec)

with such a small motor and such a high output, it could make smaller turbine powered man carrying planes cheaper. or single seat helicopters
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 01:02 AM
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The guy who made that has some other models that almost seem to work.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Micro Turboprop Engine Prototype Test (3 min 52 sec)
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