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Old 04-06-2004, 02:54 PM
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Here is the heli package. Who is going to be the first to put two of them in a model offshore cat?
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Old 04-06-2004, 02:58 PM
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Microturbines are amazing.

We designed and built a twin turbine model aircraft for an SAE competition in college.

They sounds just like the real thing.
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Whats the price tag on that little bugger?
Im thinking a turbine powered skateboard
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Approximately 5K for basic engines, and can go up from there depending on fuel management, electronics, transmissions, etc.
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They're quite extraordinary...a little 3 pound turbine can produce about 40 pounds of thrust. That would be plenty for a skateboard scooter.
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I'd seen the jets for years, but this is the first turboshaft I've seen.
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50,000 to 115,000 rpms.

You need lots of gear reductions.

Typical idle is about 30,000 rpms.
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I'm gonna put one on a Scooter so I can kick GlassDave's ass in the 04 KeyWest Scooter Race.
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well . . i guess i'll hafta build a TWIN turbine one than


actually i wanna know who's gonna be the first to hook one of these up to a blender
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More info.....is there a website?
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