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Author Topic: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build  (Read 599216 times)

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Offline Buickguy3

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #420 on: April 09, 2014, 08:35:09 PM »
Do your X's live in Texas?

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #421 on: April 09, 2014, 11:20:06 PM »
No one in Pennsylvania and my favorite X lives in Arkansas. They both moved back home. I live in Denver so no problems :-D
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #422 on: April 10, 2014, 04:17:48 AM »
G, Don't you live in south Texas? :-D

To quote Tom Evans when someone (who's name might have been Bill) asked if I was from Arkansas.  "heck no, he's from way further south than that"
Which was good because I had no idea where Arkansas was
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #423 on: April 10, 2014, 04:33:01 AM »
Hey guys, get a room. :-)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #424 on: April 10, 2014, 05:06:00 AM »
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #425 on: April 10, 2014, 05:16:35 AM »
And keeping that in mind - is why I offered a spelling check for Anders. 

.....and this is the reason why you gave up with my bad English....... :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #426 on: April 10, 2014, 04:12:05 PM »
I´ve been busy with other stuff this week but now I have four days for myself since my family is away visiting my mother-in-law, expect daily updates this weekend in other words! :)



My plan for tonight was to make the footpegs, adjustable ones preferably so I can find a decent riding position.



This pin will lock the footpegs in place so they won´t rotate or move sideways, don´t want them to fall out at >200km/h...



With that sorted I started working on the seat, earlier this week I cut out a rough template which I now transfered to a sheet of aluminum.



The aluminum sheet got a 90° radius so that I can have something to rest my behind against.



Hmm, this doesen´t look cosy at all. What if I cut some material away?



Now we are getting somewhere! I started making the rear mount for the seat which is secured with the same bolts that hold the battery box.



I could have welded the mount tonight if this familiar sight hadn´t met me when I looked at the argon regulator....



No biggie, I´ll fill the argon bottle after work tomorrow and get back at it.

Cheers!
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #427 on: April 11, 2014, 08:41:47 AM »
Anders, good to see you figured out how to get your thread back on track... I think your scooter is a cool piece.  Nice pics, keep up the good work  8-)
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #428 on: April 11, 2014, 04:06:13 PM »
Thanks! :-)

I had a bad feeling this morning so I went to the shed before going to work and test fitted the engine, and just like I suspected the inter turbine section hit the footpeg. No big deal though, I rebuilt them after work and it turned out like this.



I had to remove the position furthest back but it feels perfectly ok the way they are now, switching them upside down makes them fit the front position as you can see.



With that hiccup taken care of I continued with the seat now that I had a full bottle of Argon again, I welded the rear mount and added a central support plate so it won´t flex and eventually crack the welds.



Finding the right profile for the back of the seat required some *cough* advanced 3D rendering. :-D



With the radius cut out I made an edge on the slip rollers where the rear fairing will start.



Welded.



As you can see I have made some ergonomical alterations to the seat (bashed it a few times with a rubber hammer) so now it is very comfortable to sit on, a 10mm thick sheet of foam used for race track bike seats arrived today so the pair of nuts on the front mount won´t rub against my own pair. :-o



Another angle, everything seems to fit like it should so I am satisfied. I have used the 100cm scale to get a feeling on how to profile the rear fairing and if I can make it the way I want it will look pretty sweet.



Cheers!
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #429 on: April 11, 2014, 09:34:06 PM »
  Anders, You need to get with Mike [Springfield Flyer] when you are ready to get the body parts going. A master of Carbon and glass.
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #430 on: April 12, 2014, 02:22:29 PM »
I haven´t decided whether I should try to make the rear fairing from aluminum sheet or glass fiber, but I´ll probably end up making a styrofoam plug and cast a glass fiber fairing since sheet metal working at this scale won´t be easy without an english wheel and a can full of experience.



The frame is sanded down and ready for being taken to the painter tomorrow! Another mile stone for this project!  :lol:

Cheers!
/Anders

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #431 on: April 12, 2014, 02:55:03 PM »
Looking closer everyday. We are all loving your build. :cheers:
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #432 on: April 12, 2014, 03:48:36 PM »
Thank you very much Glen, I am just glad to be here amongst you guys. Hopefully I will be able to share a beer with some of you at Speed Week a few years from now. :cheers:

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #433 on: April 14, 2014, 04:19:46 PM »
The frame is being painted as I am writing this, just got an MMS from the painter.


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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #434 on: April 15, 2014, 03:08:13 PM »
Picked up the frame an hour ago, it looks very good!





Cheers!
/Anders