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Author Topic: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build  (Read 614852 times)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #600 on: July 14, 2014, 02:00:57 AM »
Thanks a lot guys, things are looking promising indeed! The sparks coming from the exhaust are most likely small pieces of ceramic coating from the turbine scroll, I was running a 1000C inlet temp into the gas producer turbine and that is a bit hot even for the coating.

I am not really into naming my builds, but "Nordsvensken" came into mind a couple of years ago while I was planning for the frame jig design. It translated to "The Northern Swede" and is the name of a large Swedish bred working horse similar to an Ardenner.  :-)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #601 on: July 14, 2014, 11:37:46 AM »
Very cool! I love it! Great job. You put a ton of time and effort into it and now its working right and really close to running down the road!

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #602 on: July 15, 2014, 08:42:22 AM »
Thank you Crackerman, it sure is a great feeling to have built a running motorcycle from a pile of aluminum and CrMo tubing. :-)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #603 on: July 15, 2014, 11:42:13 PM »
Anders, I watched the video. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Very cool. You did good man.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #604 on: July 16, 2014, 04:59:55 AM »
Thanks tauruck! Hopefully I will have time to do another test in a couple of weeks where I hope to see a 80-100C drop in exhaust temps, that would call for a beer! :-)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #605 on: July 17, 2014, 09:49:28 AM »
Anders, That's awesome man!  :cheers: Very happy for you. That's a big step in getting the bike on the track.

As far as the beer goes, I've found that the best beer I have ever had is when you're sitting back with a big smile on your face admiring your accomplishment! Keep it up man, I can't wait to see the bike in person. And better yet, watch it rip down the salt!
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #606 on: July 18, 2014, 05:13:53 AM »
Thanks! A beer well earned always taste best. :-)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #607 on: July 18, 2014, 10:20:19 AM »
Congrats Anders!   :cheers:  -Dean

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #608 on: July 24, 2014, 02:16:30 PM »
I took the engine apart last night to fix the air leak.



It took only two hours to take the engine out of the frame, remove the casing, assemble the engine and install it in the bike again, not bad!



Threw a leg over the bike today, I ran it for a kilometer without problems and it pulled like a train even at 1/3 throttle! As an extra bonus for you guys I tried my best at speaking english. :-)

http://youtu.be/bKRx3L7E5X4

The temps are still a bit high so I think I will try to figure out a couple of more mods before I take it for a full trottle run, perhaps time to remove the freepower and fit an unrestricted lenght of pipe to the exhaust to see how hot it runs then.

Dodge! Four and a half year led up to this moment, now it is time to get this baby singing at its highest note at the track! :cheers:

Cheers!
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #609 on: July 24, 2014, 02:25:39 PM »
  The moment you've been waiting for.  :-D :-D :-D
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #610 on: July 24, 2014, 02:31:07 PM »
"Hopefully it won't catch fire" Whenever a test drive starts with this phrase you know it's going to be good.  :-D

Well done Anders! What you've achieved here is just great, you've built your own turbine, and then the bike for it to power. Thanks for sharing and congratulations!

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #611 on: July 24, 2014, 03:16:33 PM »
I'm going through a tough time here but just watched your video and you made my day.
Thanks Anders. That was great.

Awesome project and it runs well.
Well done. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #612 on: July 24, 2014, 04:50:08 PM »
Thank you very much guys, one step closer to the salt flats. :-)

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #613 on: July 24, 2014, 04:55:52 PM »
looks great Anders  :cheers:

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #614 on: July 24, 2014, 05:01:50 PM »
Congratulations, Anders. This is a great milestone.  :cheers:

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