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Jet Turbine Powered Generator


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Old 04-07-2016, 01:05:06 PM
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Default Re: Jet Turbine Powered Generator

All of the ones I have seen up for auction are indeed 400 hz.
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Well, you could rectify the 400 cycle current

Then use an inverter like some modern sets do!
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Chinook Helicopter ... it must be large. Got pics??
Going to guess it may be the APU to start the main engines,
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If it's a General electric T-700 I could help you out with some info, I work on them for a living. The biggest thing with turbine engines is proper fuel, keeping the air intake clean and free of any debris, and proper "NO LOAD" warm up and cool down cycles. If the engine has been sitting for a long time the biggest concern I would have is the fuel system. Jet engines that are in storage for longer than 1 month should have the fuel systems drained and purged of fuel with 1010 oil. It helps to preserve the fuel system components and keeps fuel from going bad and gumming up parts.

My advice would be to flush the fuel system, change all the filters and engine oil first. It probably runs on JP-4, just make sure the fuel is clean and free of water. Engine oil should be MIL-L-23699.
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Default Re: Jet Turbine Powered Generator

It's probably a ground power unit, a lot of naval and air force ramp stuff is turbine as well, not just the 'flying things'
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Some years back, a good friend and I got hold of an APU off of a B-52 that was powered by a small (62 hp) Solar Turbine. One thing lead to another and the contraption attached was the result. Eventually added an afterburner system for greater effect. The Chair actually had little thrust but made 20+ feet of flame and lots of noise. We had a hoot!

Our greatest moment was at an air show after the Blue Angles had flown and were taxing by returning home. As they passed, I was sitting in the Chair with a helmet blipping the afterburner. They started pointing and laughing as they passed and #5 banged on his canopy and gave us a big Thumbs Up.

We figured a "Thumbs Up" from Blue meant it was good. We were proud. Click image for larger version

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Default Re: Jet Turbine Powered Generator

@Pegasuspinto

I understand its a ground power cart, I'm in the USAF and we have a 'huffer' or air cart that has a turbine engine. The info I gave is for any and all turbine engines.
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Default Re: Jet Turbine Powered Generator

There were a bunch of them that are 28vdc sold not long ago as well.
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Default Re: Jet Turbine Powered Generator

Cool find. Turbine engines are pretty interesting and a great idea from the start. Yes they take special operating procedures and guzzle fuel but the flip side is that unlike piston engines which have steadily gone down in quality since 1984 or so. Turbines have gotten better and better with time. In fact the only engine I would buy New or built after 84 would be a turbine.

Here's to hoping it runs and makes power as intended
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Default Re: Jet Turbine Powered Generator

When I was young my Dad got his hands on some sort of DC charging system, Milsurp and turbine powered that he thought would make a good machine to boost the diesel fleet on cold winter days.

All I recall of it was it could suck so hard on a steel drum of fuel that the sides collapsed if not vented properly and the heat would melt snow in a huge radius.

Seemed like a good idea, but was not practical to start cold trucks....
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