Considering this engine for my next boat...

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  1. cthippo
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  2. Landlubber
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    ...mate, go for it.....at least it would be something to tell the grandkids about!
     
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    what will be the life cycle cost of running this sucker?
     
  5. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    More likely she will end up like one of these......

    [​IMG]

    This is the 6,000 Hp Baby Duck from Belgium. She does 0 to 160 km/h in 3 sec. The 4 gasturbine engines are from Russian helicopters.

    [​IMG]

    A drag wagon has to be pulled in this sport. The drag wagon has wheels on the back and a foot on the front. The load on the wagon starts at the back and moves driven by the wheels forward to the foot whilst running. There are gears to regulate in which speed the load moves forward to the drag foot. Max load on the drag wagon is about 24 ton nowadays but that is moving up as the tractors get stronger.

    [​IMG]

    Usualy a run is max 100m. Pulled distance before the wagon stops the tractor is what counts. In case of a full pull it's the time that counts.

    [​IMG]

    But don't bother, this is a girls sport . . . :p :p

    In Europe there are tractors over 10,000 Hp, max weight for these animals is 4.5 ton.

    Here is Baby Duck's website, here the photo and film links. See also Tractor pulling.

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
  6. apex1

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    Nice to see a picture of you Angel!
    And now you affinity with tractors becomes clear .......
     
  7. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Well, this red tractor.jpg was my avatar here for a while :)

    But the girl's name is Caroline, she does the electronics and is one of the two drivers.

    I consider it as a compliment to be compared to Caroline! Thanks :)

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
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    whatever happened to kinder, kuche, kirche
     
  9. WestVanHan
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    Like anything there's a time and place for everything.

    They can have a thermal efficiency of up to 40% which is much better than gasoline engines.

    Given a choice,1100 hp:
    -buying,maintaining,and rebuilding every 100-200 hours a supercharged 500-600 Ci V8
    -having 2.5 tons of a huge expensive diesel engine ~50 gallons an hour
    -having a 400 pound, 1100 hp 5' by 2' diameter turbine and have it last couple thousand hours. About 80 gallons an hour,maintenance consisting of changing the oil and able to burn whatever is flammable.
    Have seen good used surplus/rebuilt for $5k...rebuilding is basic.
    A friend works on heli turbines...

    Love the sound...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMsUXUQx-XI
     
  10. apex1

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    That was before tuning and repainting, of course! Caroliiine.........:D


    ouch........
    that may come back on you!;)
     
  11. cthippo
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    They do sell a lot of LM2500s
     
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  13. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    This one is red and has a tuned [​IMG] piston engine. Big pic here :eek:

    It's the European Maid in 2009 in Wierden in Holland. Driver is OK due to good clothing.



    But slightly back to topic . . . . [​IMG]

    What about one of these as a genset for heating and juice * in a boat . . ? ?

    PS - * and Absorption Chiller Air Conditioning (exhaust heat can be used for a absorption chiller which create cold for air conditioning from heat energy)

    Microturbines click for many links in the original article.
    Cheers,
    Angel
     
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  14. apex1

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    Wow Angélique,

    thats what I call a proper cigarette lighter!

    Yepp, the Micro Turbines are a promising solution. Unfortunately the industry is not providing too many reliable and affordable items as far as I am aware.
     

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    Jaguar is looking at micro turbines as back up/get home power in electric cars.

    The largest problem is the accurate micro machining of the compressor blades to get efficiencies up,guy has been working on the problem for 15 years.
     
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