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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1485 on: November 24, 2016, 02:44:00 PM »
Ha ha! 8-)

When I got back home from work the printer was finished, after removing the internal supports the finished part looked like this.



Inside is an Arduino Nano that will act as the PWM controller, the potentiometer is for adjusting the idle.



Here is the place for it on the bike, it should look pretty neat once everything is wired up.



I also got the fuel pressure gauge in the mail today!



Cheers!
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1486 on: November 25, 2016, 10:44:46 AM »
Very nice, Anders.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1487 on: November 26, 2016, 08:45:36 AM »
Very nice, Anders.

Regards, Neil


Thanks Neil!

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1488 on: November 26, 2016, 02:42:26 PM »
After a 7 hour print the ignition box is finished, I had to print it during the day since my mother-in-law wouldn´t appreciate having a whirring and buzzing 3D-printer next to her bed all night through. :)



The internals, a high voltage transformer that throws centimeter long sparks loud enough to hurt the ears.



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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1489 on: November 26, 2016, 03:22:29 PM »
Anders said:  "...my mother-in-law wouldn´t appreciate having a whirring and buzzing 3D-printer next to her bed all night through..."

And the down side is. . .? :cheers:
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1490 on: November 26, 2016, 04:01:52 PM »
Anders said:  "...my mother-in-law wouldn´t appreciate having a whirring and buzzing 3D-printer next to her bed all night through..."

And the down side is. . .? :cheers:

She is a kind woman, made me dinner while I was out on a pleasant 15k run in ancle deep snow. 8-)



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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1491 on: November 26, 2016, 06:54:00 PM »
Anders;

15K run? In snow?     I never run unless something is chasing me!  :-D

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1492 on: November 26, 2016, 08:51:51 PM »

She is a kind woman, made me dinner while I was out on a pleasant 15k run in ancle deep snow. 8-)


Well, I figured it out now .... you don't sleep.  With all the work you do plus a 90 minute run 15K snow run, you can't sleep.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1493 on: December 04, 2016, 03:03:05 PM »
I would wager that many of you guys get twice as much done as I, it is just that my habit of documenting every single minute of work on the bike gives the appearance that I spend all my waking hours in the workshop... :)

Since I had the fairings removed it was a quick job to take the gearbox apart and check for any recent wear.



Nothing disturbing to see here, the magnet plug at the bottom was more or less clean which indicates that the setup seems to work.



A closeup on the crown wheel, the minor wear visible has been there since the first ever test run when I forgot to fill the gearbox with oil. :)



Everything seems to be in order, so now I can assemble the rear end of the bike again.



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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1494 on: December 07, 2016, 04:45:47 PM »
After spending a couple of evenings fault finding the bike tachometer I got tired of it and decided to get some work done on JU-02 instead until Olov has time to come over and help me out. No rush Olov since it is much more fun to build a new engine than trying to get electronic stuff to work. :)



The first project for the evening was to do the final adjustment to the axial bearing clearance, I measured it to 0.3mm which is a bit much so I took two tenths of a millimeter off the mating surface for the shaft tunnel and was rewarded with a snug 0.1mm clearance.



Next I had to confess to myself that the fancy countersunk insex screws holding the compressor cover to the diffuser had to go, the compressor cover wasn´t perfectly centered around the compressor wheel and the countersunk screws made it impossible to adjust. With washers and regular screws I could center everything perfectly so I have to live with the somewhat cheesier look.

An hour of grinding and measuring later and I was satisfied with the overall clearance, not much left to do before I can put some oil pressure over the bearings for the first time!



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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1495 on: December 09, 2016, 04:22:33 PM »
Today I made an engine stand for my new bike engine.



This will make working on the engine much easier when it isn´t rolling around on the work bench any more. :)



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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1496 on: December 11, 2016, 02:49:20 PM »
Tonight I decided to give the bearing tunnel some love, first off was to modify the oil channels a bit.



I used the Dremel to grind a groove in the bearing seat so the oil always can reach one of the holes in the journal bearing, I know from JU-01 that it works anyway but this is an improvement.



With that done I turned the shaft tunnel over and started making a bracket for the oil return pipe, without it the pressure in the shaft tunnel might push the pipe out of the O-ring seat and cause a massive oil leak inside the engine.



It turned out like this, I´ll fit insex screws drilled for lockwire later so they cannot come loose.



I won´t weld the bracket to the pipe until I have made the rest of the return line so I know exactly what angle it will have.

Cheers!
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1497 on: December 12, 2016, 03:40:31 PM »
Another milestone in the JU-02 project is reached, today I spun the rotor with oil pressure applied for the first time!  8-)



Without an oil scavange pump that produce a slight underpressure in the shaft tunnel there was some oil leaking past the shaft seal behind the compressor wheel, not a problem and it didn´t exactly help either that I had 6 kg of oil pressure applied...

https://youtu.be/rQ6ULl55848

I measured the oil flow to aprox. 0.5 liter/minute with +5°C oil, it should be no problem for the single scavenge pump to keep up with that flow when the engine isn´t running.



Everything spun freely with snug bearing tolerances so I am very satisfied, next up is to do the final fitting of the turbine cover and start figuring out how to design the flame tube.

Cheers!
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1498 on: December 13, 2016, 03:48:42 PM »
With the compressor cover properly adjusted for compressor clearance it was about time to get the turbine cover done as well. I painted the cover with scribing fluid to see where the blades rub.



I did aprox. 10 passes of painting, rubbing and grinding in the lathe before I was satisfied.



A bit difficult to take a picture of the result, but here it is. No rubbing whatsoever with the shaft pressed in every possible direction.



With that done I can start thinking about the combustor design, I measured everything and fitted a handful of evaporators just to get an idea of what everything will look like when finished.



Cheers!
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #1499 on: December 13, 2016, 07:13:35 PM »
Anders,
Like many others, I am amazed at your abilities and capabilities but now have a question.
In the finished compressor clearancing photo, the leading edges of the vanes have been flattened off on the outer portion, resulting in a relatively sharp angle at the flat’s trailing edge.  It seems like that would lead to separated flow and affect the flow and efficiency.    Just wondering about why the flat is there.  Thanks.