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Old 26 February 2003, 04:27   #1
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Now heres an interesting thing......

A wave piercing RIB? Seems a bit of a contradiction to me but check out this story on IBI

news:http://www.ibinews.com/ibinews/newsd...21ibinews.html


John Aldiss, IIRC was the bloke on RB4 with the home designed and built RIB.

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Old 26 February 2003, 08:10   #2
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Have they got the rated HP a wee bit out

"from Rolls Royce Allsion C18 gas turbine, producing 317hp at 6,000rpm"

Have left one or even two zeros of that.

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Old 26 February 2003, 09:27   #3
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No, that's right. 317 shp at 35,000 power turbine rpm. It's only an itty bitty helicopter engine out of a Jet Ranger after all!

You can hear what one sounds like here!

Actually it's not as daft as it may seem. There's even a conversion kit available for marine use. Have a look here for another C18-powered boat project.

The engine weighs just over one tenth of a 300hp six cylinder turbo diesel. Should be a lot of fun

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