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Author Topic: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build  (Read 634441 times)

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Offline manta22

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1215 on: January 30, 2016, 09:48:59 AM »
Looks good, Anders. A few tie-wraps on the wiring and it will fine.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1216 on: January 30, 2016, 01:41:33 PM »
...beautiful ladies walking around wearing nothing but a silly smile and a Mobacken Racing t-shirt! :-)

That should have read nothing but a smile and a beanie, right?  :-D

Ah don't be too hard on yourself regarding the wiring. Life's too short to have a fast bike, that looks good AND has got a tidy wiring loom!

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1217 on: January 30, 2016, 01:52:21 PM »
Last night I made a pair of brackets for the dashboard, the plexiglass dash was a bit flimsy before (as Glen pointed out) but now it is very rigid. Pretend you don´t see the wiring, I blame the experimental state of the bike at present. :-)



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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1218 on: January 30, 2016, 01:55:24 PM »
Or as we used to say when I was a teen-age ham radio builder -- "Finish the project, turn it on, and then tune for maximum smoke!" :roll:
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1219 on: January 30, 2016, 02:39:27 PM »
That bike is so complex you can be forgiven for some untidy wiring.
When the fairing is on no one will see it. :wink:

Jon, do you still build radios?. :-D

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1220 on: January 30, 2016, 03:13:20 PM »
Thanks for the comforting words, as soon as I have figured out what gauges and stuff I need I´ll rewire the whole bike with color marked wires etc but for now it would be a waste of effort to tidy it up.

It would just make the decision to modify something harder to make.


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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1221 on: January 30, 2016, 03:21:15 PM »
No, I haven't built much for quite a while.  I grew up and learned tubes and had an okay but not great relationship with transistors and as for ICs -- sheesh, maybe I'll just buy some gear. :evil:

I've been licensed since '62 -- there've been a few changes since then. . . :roll:
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1222 on: January 30, 2016, 03:23:38 PM »
Electrical and electronics I can't do and I'm way too old to learn.
I admire all you guys that can.
Past experience was that the Electrician wired up all the stuff and after that
I would strip the cables off one at a time and tidy up. That I can do. :-D

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1223 on: January 31, 2016, 08:58:31 AM »
Something I´ve been planning to do for a while now has been to close the hole in the front fairing, the original plan was that it would let air in to the engine but with the nest of cables and hoses behind the dashboard all it does is create extra drag at high speeds.



I used a piece of construction plastic to draw the profile of the hole, then I transferred it to a sheet of aluminum and cut it out on the bandsaw. A little bashing with a hammer got it to roughly the same shape as the rest of the fairing.



With a couple of rivets and washers I fastened it to the grille behind it, not exactly fancy but it´ll do the job. :-)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1224 on: January 31, 2016, 01:58:53 PM »
Nice Fix.................Looks like a repurposed U.S. Interstate Sign :-D
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1225 on: January 31, 2016, 10:20:53 PM »
Nice Fix.................Looks like a repurposed U.S. Interstate Sign :-D

I was about to ask, "does that say I-80 on the other side by chance?"
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1226 on: February 02, 2016, 04:10:42 PM »
But whatever you plan to do: Don't paint it... It looks weirdly awesome as a contrast to the fairing. :-o

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1227 on: February 02, 2016, 05:05:58 PM »
But whatever you plan to do: Don't paint it... It looks weirdly awesome as a contrast to the fairing. :-o

I agree, the fairings on the other hand will get a paintjob this summer. I am not really satisfied with the cream white color plus every time I get near the bike I leave oily stains on the fairings so I will have them painted the same black color as the frame. It should look sweet against all of the aluminum stuff.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1228 on: February 03, 2016, 01:56:26 PM »
I sort of lost momentum with the JU-02 build when I realized that my lathe was too small for the job, my father who lives 200km north of here has a larger lathe which I will "borrow" from him next summer when I can find a truck large enough to take it.



A couple of days ago I suddenly realized that I can actually do most of the job on my rotary table in the mill, an added bonus is that I can do both drilling, milling and turning without removing the parts. So, time to get busy! :lol:



First off was to turn the journal bearing seats.



With the seats cut to the correct radial clearance I fit the shaft tunnel to the rotary table and drilled and tapped the compressor side bolt circle.



With that done I fastened the diffusor plate to the shaft tunnel and milled a flat surface so I can fit it the other way when I make the thrust bearing seat. Great to have a project of this magnitude going so I have something to occupy my mind with while waiting for the race season to arrive! :-)



Cheers!

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1229 on: February 06, 2016, 06:56:56 PM »
Neat work and awesome pics Anders. :cheers: