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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #615 on: July 24, 2014, 05:27:21 PM »
Way to go Anders, you are a true Hot Rodder. Congratulations on the first ride.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #616 on: July 24, 2014, 06:10:46 PM »
Ah, the fun of a first ride on your bike.  I got the chilly giggles when I saw you head down the road - happy for you and happy to see the bike running well without any fire or oil spewing out of it, too.  Best wishes! :cheers:
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #617 on: July 24, 2014, 06:19:02 PM »
All of us reading and watching the build are having a cold one to celebrate your achievement's, we are looking for you at Bonneville when you make the trip, you have a big cheering section over here. :cheers:
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #618 on: July 24, 2014, 07:47:31 PM »
That was fantastic, here's to you Anders  :cheers:

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #619 on: July 24, 2014, 08:02:02 PM »
"it's ALIVE" :cheers:
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #620 on: July 24, 2014, 08:07:53 PM »
Very good.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #621 on: July 25, 2014, 12:49:05 AM »
Gratulerar till ett lyckat test! Det blir roligt att följa dej mot målet att köra på Bonneville!

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #622 on: July 25, 2014, 12:56:50 AM »
Thank you very much, I didn´t even have an upset stomach before this test so I guess I am starting to get confident about the engine. :-)

I will do some more tests after the vacation to try to figure out why the exhaust temps are a bit high, I could probably run it as it is but every single °C higher than necessary adds wear to the engine components so I´ll try to get the idle temps down to 650°C or so. That should leave me at 750-770°C exhaust temp at full throttle which translates to a bit over 900°C leaving the combustion chamber.

The fun part is that even if the engine sounds like its on the verge of disintegrating it is only at high idle in the video, it is above 2 bar it really starts to scream! :evil:

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #623 on: July 25, 2014, 02:04:37 AM »
Here is the full GoPro video of the road test.

http://youtu.be/bIT4sAxYJjU

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #624 on: July 25, 2014, 05:15:31 AM »
Awesome Anders, the bike handles so well and smooth!

How funny that you met the other bike at the top of the road....

He must be sayin...... What the hel l is that!  :-o

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #625 on: July 25, 2014, 06:06:39 AM »
Wow Anders! I can't imagine the feeling of elation you must have had after that ride. A job very well done.  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #626 on: July 25, 2014, 06:28:39 AM »
Outstanding  :cheers:

Loved the looks on the Harley riders faces at the end. "What the F**K is that? " You couldn't have staged it any better.  :evil:

Have you checked your exhaust temp with a different gauge to verify that those temps are correct? I've spent time troubleshooting a non-issue in the past due to bad info from defective sensors, gauges, etc.  :-(  Just a thought.
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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #627 on: July 25, 2014, 08:33:46 AM »
Very awesome! It sure does scoot along real well, looks very smooth too.

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #628 on: July 25, 2014, 02:32:06 PM »
Thanks a lot guys! :-)

Outstanding  :cheers:

Loved the looks on the Harley riders faces at the end. "What the F**K is that? " You couldn't have staged it any better.  :evil:

Have you checked your exhaust temp with a different gauge to verify that those temps are correct? I've spent time troubleshooting a non-issue in the past due to bad info from defective sensors, gauges, etc.  :-(  Just a thought.

That is a very good question, the probe looks a bit worse for wear after several years of abuse so before I do anything else I will test it against a reference probe. Thanks for pointing this out!

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Re: APS/Ω Gas turbine bike build
« Reply #629 on: July 25, 2014, 03:29:46 PM »
Anders, Outstanding sir! Looks like she rides and handles well. Here's to that hard earned beer!  :cheers:  :cheers:
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