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Old 23 April 2004, 07:14   #31
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[QUOTE=MadMat]Sorry, long reply.
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I've been told the trouble with diesel is that the sulphur in it can erode the turbine blades. But lots of people seem to do it so there must be a way around it, or maybe some engines use different materials and aren't susceptible. Not sure really.

Modern diesel is shit and very low sulphur - having said that you would be better off using central heating oil which is dirt cheap and is the same as Jet fuel anyway.

All interesting stuff - have toyed with the idea of turbines for a while now - time is the prob - I have all the machinery....

Was almost temted the other day with a nice turbojet off ebay - would have been great bolted between an A frame - sod gears and props etc - straight thrust should have got it flying!!!!
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Old 23 April 2004, 07:22   #32
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Sorry, long reply.
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Was almost temted the other day with a nice turbojet off ebay - would have been great bolted between an A frame - sod gears and props etc - straight thrust should have got it flying!!!!
Search the joke thread for "Darwin Awards" and see waht happened to a guy who did this with a car.
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Old 23 April 2004, 08:09   #33
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Somewhere in the country there's a milkfloat with a turbojet on it.


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Was almost temted the other day with a nice turbojet off ebay - would have been great bolted between an A frame - sod gears and props etc - straight thrust should have got it flying!!!!
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