Got my Turbo

Moderator: Mike Everman

Posts: 292
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:26 pm
Antipspambot question: 0
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA

Re: Got my Turbo

Post by resosys » Sun Oct 24, 2004 3:09 am

Today I (and some friends) cut some parts on the CNC plasma cutter, and started collecting a pile of parts to make this project happen.

Good fun.

P1010821.jpg (30.84 KiB) Viewed 2285 times
P1010802.jpg (48.25 KiB) Viewed 2286 times
P1010810.jpg (72.58 KiB) Viewed 2286 times
P1010824.jpg (66.14 KiB) Viewed 2286 times

Bruno Ogorelec
Posts: 3542
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2003 7:31 am
Antipspambot question: 0
Location: Zagreb, Croatia

Re: Got my Turbo

Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:57 am

Ben wrote:The NRL approach, from the C.D. Porter document. Note the discrepancy from normal gas turbine notation; his P1 is actually P2 and his P2 and T2 are actually P3 and T3.
I forgot all about this, even though the document has been on my computer for years. I only ever took notice of the combustor. Very interesting! Porter & Co really took care to duct all the flows carefully. The only thing that bothers me is that dogleg kink in the duct facing the intake. Have to go back to the document and read it carefully.

What we should all do, really, is cough up some money and host a pulsejet veterans' conference somewhere pleasant. Invite all the Project Squid veterans and the major figures that came afterwards -- people like Foa, Porter, Logan, Kentfield, Kumar etc. I'd bet many are still around. Perhaps the French, too. They usually came up with the weirdest layouts. I know that Kentfield is still active.

Maybe we could find a sponsor to cover the organizing costs. I'd give my left hand to attend. OK, maybe just a finger, but still, a lot.

Post Reply