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Old Sep 18, 2011, 11:31 PM
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Something just occurred to me. Are model jet turbines axial flow or centrifugal ? Looks centrifugal but I'm not sure.
That is definitely a centrifugal. Axial flow would have a whole lot more compressor blades. Also a lot more expensive when it sucks a rock off of the runway.

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Old Sep 19, 2011, 07:38 AM
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Yes you are right in regard to the compressor, as the standard type used now in commercial turbines are radial flow compressors, but the turbine itself would be axial.

Radial design turbines are being worked on by a few individuals and at the GTBA (Gas turbines builders Association).
Old Sep 19, 2011, 09:26 PM
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centrifugal Compressor, axial flow turbine wheel.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 09:59 PM
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 01:30 AM
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That's why it's so expensive
Old Oct 19, 2011, 09:05 AM
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That's why it's so expensive
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Hello jet pilots,

rc jet turbine engine what kind of fuel?
I couldn't find internet informed.

I guess diesel fuel?

Bob
Old Oct 09, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Hello jet pilots,

rc jet turbine engine what kind of fuel?
I couldn't find internet informed.

I guess diesel fuel?

Bob
Some engines are OK on Diesel... but it's dirty.

Along with the list above.... my old AMT lists "Mineral Spirits" as an acceptable fuel. BUT... I think AMT is the only company that allows it.


In the USA almost everyone I know burns Kero. (Jet-A is hard to buy, unless you are at an airport all the time)
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Thanks jet pilots

I got your explained.

Bob


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