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Old March 14th, 2010, 12:47 PM   #1
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Old March 14th, 2010, 12:49 PM   #2
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Attach jet engine to blue lawn tractor.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 12:55 PM   #3
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It is attached, thats whats holding it still. and the other side is attached to the explorer.we didnt know how much thrust the afterburner would create.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 01:08 PM   #4
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Old March 14th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #5
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need some closer pictures.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 03:04 PM   #6
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damn why fire that thing up in the garage and not an open field. Your looking to burn the house down if something goes wrong.

Pretty cool, safety first...
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Old March 14th, 2010, 03:22 PM   #7
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how many stage? What size burner? What kind of fuel?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #8
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Old March 14th, 2010, 03:55 PM   #9
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Old March 14th, 2010, 03:57 PM   #10
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bet the neighbors loved that.............oh well just tell them you are working on an industrial mosquito fogger
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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:05 PM   #11
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The turbine runs on propane, the afterburner is kerosene injected.It burns through a tank of propane pretty fast.the tank actually freezes up.Original thoughts where to put it on a big go cart type chassis. but just sits in my buddys garage collecting dust.The main piece is a Detroit diesel turbo charger and we made the rest from scrap parts.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #12
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where in whitehall are you located id like to see it in person.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #13
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Its at my buddy's house in muskegon, near the college, thats his house in the pictures.We keep talking about running it again. It is very loud. have to find a place where the neighbors dont bitch.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 11:22 AM   #14
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So what kind of thrust does it actually generate. And when he said attach to lawn tractor he meant hard mount it to the back so you can drive it down the street. You might consider some cooling on that thing too, before there is a melt down.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 11:40 AM   #15
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Any idea what the EGT is
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Old March 16th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #16
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.I would be careful with that thing if you don't know what your doing you could have a real disaster on your hands. A turbo charger is made a little different than a Jet engine and the blades are not meant to handle that type of heat. It looks like you have made a giant blow torch and if your pressures are not right you could push the ring of fire down your fuel line for your after burner.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 12:02 PM   #17
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Very cool. Dont know much about jet turbines but I got a feeling if they built it from scrap then they probably have an idea of what they're doin.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 12:14 PM   #18
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Very cool. Dont know much about jet turbines but I got a feeling if they built it from scrap then they probably have an idea of what they're doin.
Maybe they do maybe they don't if they don't there sitting on a bomb. When a well designed turbine engine fails it causes lots and lots of damage. I have hade blades come off a turbine wheel and go thru the side of a van and thru a tool box making a dent in a wrench.

Just saying to be careful.

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Old March 16th, 2010, 12:18 PM   #19
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Old March 16th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #20
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I would like to know where in whitehall too... I am on White Lake Fire and just thought it would be nice to have a heads up when we head your way...
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