Feathers, unfortunately I dont have a welder but my dad is buying one this summer so I'll be able to use his when I'm home for summer break. As far as any parts I need machined I will probably have to outsource it since I dont want this project to be too "cowboy rigged"
Post by nanobotdoc on Mar 19, 2013 19:50:04 GMT -5
My Name is Dan Spangler, I work for the DIY publisher Make Magazine in there Lab building and testing all the projects that get into the magazine. im a jack of all trades kind of fellow with skills in both machining and welding as well as design and CAD. I absolutely LOVE Gas turbine engines, and am excited to make a few of my own with the help of the turbine guru's on this forum.
Hello everyone. My name is Perry Watkins, some of you may remember me from the Yahoo DIY turbine pages, though i haven't been on for a couple of years. My hobby is building silly cars! i currently hold the record for the world's smallest road legal car and also the World's fastest furniture (A V8 queen anne dining table that does 130 mph!) Until recently i held the record for the World's lowest car The Flatmobile. The Flatmobile had a DIY turbine and A/B, hence my interest in turbine sites. You can check out my cars at: www.perrywinklecustoms.co.uk
Anyway, to get to the point, i am starting work on my next car. I have chosen and bought the powerplant, a Rolls Royce Viper 535 engine from a BAC Strikemaster jet. 3360 lbs of thrust and what a noise! i would appreciate some reliable opinions on afterburner construction, but i will ask in a separate post.
Post by maritimer95gt on Apr 1, 2013 20:48:29 GMT -5
Hi everyone, my name is Alex. I'm 24 years old and located in Michigan and I'm somewhat new to the home-built turbine scene. I've watched a friend build one over the last few months and after witnessing it start for the first time and spool to WOT, I knew I had to fabricate one. I've got a background mainly in cars and gunsmithing and I'm more than excited to dive in and get one built. I already have a VT50 on the way!