Add to EJ Playlist A fine summer day, and a giant turbojet engine ripping a hole in the atmosphere. Things went as expected, and this is one more Olympus that's ready to head back to work.
Thanks to the Maddex Turbine Services crew: Brian at the controls, Mike on starter duty in the Cat, Donovan on fuel connection and close - in engine support, the new guys, Dan and Constantine on firewatch, and of course, Byron Westgate on fuel supply management.
Add to EJ Playlist 1) - Tail hooks on Canadian CF-18s
2) - Do we test engines at simulated high altitude
3) - FOD screens on the J47
4) - The path of turbine blade cooling air
5) - Jet engine shutdown procedure
6) - What tools do we use in our shop
Add to EJ Playlist Balancing and building up the power turbine used with an LM1500.
Plus a whiteboard talk explaining how power turbines are installed and used with large industrial gas turbine engines.
Add to EJ Playlist 1) - F-4s come with RR Speys or GE J79 engines...why?
2) - Oils and fuels used in jet engines
3) - Explaining the numbers on our control room screen
4) - In flight engine starting vs normal ground starts
Add to EJ Playlist 1) - Why is the power turbine even needed ?
2) - Close-fitting parts and why they don't crash together.
3) - What the inlet bellmouth does.
4) - Labyrinth seals.
5) - A comment on shop screwups by someone who's been there.
Add to EJ Playlist 1) - I answer some questions about the design of the racing riverboats
2) - We discuss an ongoing issue that a lot of viewers have difficulty understanding about my J79 afterburner videos.
3) - We talk about the VSV system, and how it is essential to the starting of modern engines.
4 ) - A bonus review of how a nozzle is a critical component...
Add to EJ Playlist This is the second J-47 we've had in our test cell, and this one behaves in a slightly more civilized manner.
Robin at the controls, Red is the customer rep, Electron Bill on the the starting system, AgentJayZ watching for oil leaks etc.
Add to EJ Playlist Here we read directly from the holy scriptures of GE.
I passage known as "Basic Engine Operation"
It's the way GE describes how The LM500 works.
An excellent description of the functioning of a jet engine.
Add to EJ Playlist This time we take a bit more of a look at the control room screen, as well as our aircraft gauge set.
Maybe because it was cold this day, Robin spent more time than usual with the engine power selector right against the pin... in full afterburner.
Fuel used in this test: approx.400 gallons (imperial)
Add to EJ Playlist For the first time this year: no snow !
More video of the engine monitoring computer in the control room, as well as looking at this engine running smoothly up to max power of just over 15 thousand Hp.
Add to EJ Playlist Single issue episode where I try to answer one of the most interesting questions ever posted to my channel.
I am honoured to be even asked this question.
Thank you all, and let's keep having fun with jets... !
Add to EJ Playlist Loud video !
A follow-up to Afterburner vs Mud.
The engine performed well after some tuning, and I got a couple of unusual shots I've been after for a long time.
Today we have an afterburning J79 built and tuned by Lane McCabe, and operated by Electron Bill.
The instruments to the right of the computer monitor are the exact ones used in the aircraft, all connected and functioning thanks to Electron Bill.
Add to EJ Playlist Putting a freshly rebuilt fighter jet engine through its paces in the test cell on a warm, wet spring day.
We get some baseline data, do some adjustments, and then blow some mud into the sky with the afterburner.
Special thanks to the crew at S&S Turbines:
Lane McCabe - engine builder
Electron Bill - instrumentation and computer integration
Robin Sipe - engine operator and president of S&S Turbines
Add to EJ Playlist 1) - Starter drive system for the RR Olympus twin-shaft turbojet
2) - Rapid throttle changes for airliners vs fighters
3) - Why do we do what we do ?
4) - Why do J79s smoke so much ?
5) - Why are some J79s smokey, and some aren't ?
6) - Power density in combustors - old vs new engines
7) - Why don't the combustion gases blow out the front of the engine ?
Add to EJ Playlist The brand new contender, with design improvements based on racing experience in Black Beauty, is ready for the world.
For the first time ever, Gord starts the engine, and then just can't resist starting it again...
Add to EJ Playlist 1) do I have a favorite engine...?
2) how does the fan work in the F-35 Lightning ?
3) what kind of bearings are in those engines ?
4) what's a cutoff valve ? what's a shutoff valve ? what fire detection do engines have?
5) how does the fire get lit in non-ignitor cans... ?
Add to EJ Playlist Today we compare two different combustor liners for our jet boat race engine. What was in the engine that burned up its hot section was quite worn and ready for replacement.
We have a liner from a CT58 which has very few hours on it. The CT58 was designed to carry passengers in civil aviation, so that may be why it just seems to be more heavily built.
We are going to race it !
Add to EJ Playlist The J47 is a classic, early American jet engine. It was used in the F-86 Sabre ( one ), and in the B-47 ( six! ), two of the most beautiful aircraft that have ever been created.
We've got one in the shop so we can to check out its condition, and get it ready for use in an F-86.
Pilots love this plane, and so do non-pilots; have a google, and see what you think !
Jet City Turbine Services thanks Compression Technology of Fort St John, for allowing us to be guests in their shop.