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Offline tauruck

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1365 on: July 15, 2016, 10:06:22 PM »
Jon, what about pounding pavements looking for Dollars?. :-o :-D

I'm a confused kid. Started out in school with inches and pounds
and overnight they decided to go metric!!! :evil:

Motors are still HP for me. This Kilowatt stuff is junk.
Sorry for the thread jack Anders. :oops:

You do awesome work and BTW nice bike lift. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1366 on: July 16, 2016, 02:54:27 AM »

It weighed in at aprox. 190kg without oil and fuel if I remember it correct, despite the cast iron gearbox and heavy gel battery.

It's not like it needs to be light
2 bar, that would be about 29 psi?
G

Yup, I might drop the front wheel pressure to 2.5 since that is what most people have.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1367 on: July 16, 2016, 09:39:44 PM »
I'm a confused kid. Started out in school with inches and pounds
and overnight they decided to go metric!!! :evil:

I'm Australian, so I can only count to 10.... How you Americans put a man on the moon trying to work out three eighths of nineteen sixty fourths is beyond me. Give me metric any day  :-D :-D :-D  

Cheers
Ian...
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1368 on: July 17, 2016, 12:22:53 AM »
I'm Australian, so I can only count to 10.... How you Americans put a man on the moon trying to work out three eighths of nineteen sixty fourths is beyond me. Give me metric any day  :-D :-D :-D  

Cheers
Ian...

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1369 on: July 17, 2016, 08:47:42 AM »
I'm a confused kid. Started out in school with inches and pounds
and overnight they decided to go metric!!! :evil:

I'm Australian, so I can only count to 10.... How you Americans put a man on the moon trying to work out three eighths of nineteen sixty fourths is beyond me. Give me metric any day  :-D :-D :-D  

Cheers
Ian...

When you convert those fractions to decimals, it is quite easy, mate.

John

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1370 on: July 17, 2016, 09:30:53 PM »
I'm a confused kid. Started out in school with inches and pounds
and overnight they decided to go metric!!! :evil:

I'm Australian, so I can only count to 10.... How you Americans put a man on the moon trying to work out three eighths of nineteen sixty fourths is beyond me. Give me metric any day  :-D :-D :-D  

Cheers
Ian...

When you convert those fractions to decimals, it is quite easy, mate.

John

You are right John, but mix in feet at 12:1 and yards at 36:1 then yards to miles and throw in pounds (troy or advp) to ounces at somewhere between 13 & 16:1, and things get un-necessarily complicated very quick. With Metric if you can count to 10 and be able to shift a decimal place one way or the other you are golden.

I know the US will probably never convert to metric like the rest of the world, but that is just how things are  :dhorse: :dhorse: :dhorse:

vive la difference

Cheers
Ian (Woodie)

ps I remember the first few years when metric came in here it was a real head f**k but there is no way I could be bothered with imperial any more. Having said that I still work out MPG for my car rather than L/100kms.....
 

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1371 on: July 17, 2016, 10:49:50 PM »
Woodie, no mention of rods and chains? You're making our system sound simplistic.   :roll:

 Don
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1372 on: July 18, 2016, 01:24:50 AM »
Woodie, no mention of rods and chains? You're making our system sound simplistic.   :roll:

 Don

I don't want to hijack Anders thread but while looking up Rods & Chains in my 1801 copy of "the Tutors Compendium" I found some things that may be of interest here.


9 Gallons of Beer is a Firkin.
63 Gallons of wine is a Hogshead.

So I guess if you drank all that you would have a .........wait for it ........... Firkin Hogshead of a hang over.... :-D :-D :-D :-D :cheers:  

Cheers
Woodie
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1373 on: July 18, 2016, 10:16:19 AM »
I'm a confused kid. Started out in school with inches and pounds
and overnight they decided to go metric!!! :evil:

I'm Australian, so I can only count to 10.... How you Americans put a man on the moon trying to work out three eighths of nineteen sixty fourths is beyond me. Give me metric any day  :-D :-D :-D  

Cheers
Ian...

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1374 on: July 18, 2016, 10:35:09 AM »
Let's move on from the  subject.  There's gotta be something better than hearing Woody talk about using a micrometer. :roll:
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1375 on: July 18, 2016, 10:40:26 PM »
Let's move on from the  subject.  There's gotta be something better than hearing Woody talk about using a micrometer. :roll:

And a zero to 1" mic at that.

John

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1376 on: August 16, 2016, 02:08:35 PM »
I´ve hand painted the race numbers on the fairings and added some appropriate stickers, the One Mile race is held in just three weeks so it is time to get busy! :-)



Not that anyone would suspect that this bike belongs to any other team than ours, but I still added a Mobacken sticker to it. :)



This morning I started the bike to see if it is ready for the race, I adjusted the idle and found that the tachometer scaling is somewhat off.



Oh well, I might have to use the P2 gauge as usual to determine how hard I am running the engine. Can´t trust the tachometer until I have tested it thoroughly.

https://youtu.be/azQQ13Kzq9I

Anyone nearby I can really suggest a trip to Färila and Föne air base, it will be a very fun weekend!



Cheers!
/Anders

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1377 on: August 16, 2016, 09:57:50 PM »
Anders, you are much more relaxed now when you fire it up.  It must be working good.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1378 on: August 16, 2016, 10:55:37 PM »
Anders:

I was at Bonneville this weekend and had a long conversation with a guy about your build and how much it amazes us. It is a fascinating project. Good luck and good racing.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1379 on: August 17, 2016, 12:46:28 AM »
Anders, you are much more relaxed now when you fire it up.  It must be working good.

Exactly, I am starting to feel retty confident in the bike and the starting process now. It still runs hot at idle but that is a design flaw that I cannot do much about without rebuilding the entire core of the engine, the important thing is that it runs good at higher revs where it matters.

Anders:

I was at Bonneville this weekend and had a long conversation with a guy about your build and how much it amazes us. It is a fascinating project. Good luck and good racing.

BR

Thank you very much BR, hearing that the "normal" landspeed people approves of the build means a lot to me since I feared initially that the bike wouldn´t be allowed to run anywhere because of the imagined dangers with the unusual powerplant type.