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.
Add to EJ Playlist Oh, just another afterburning turbojet to test on a Friday afternoon...
It was a beautiful warm day today, and almost everybody was there.
Electron Bill, Big Al, Lane, who built the engine, Walter, guest cameraman Ryan, the boys from Maddex( Brian, Mike, Amir ), Byron, Robin the president and chief operator, and Daena, who got to drive her first jet engine today.
Al is holding the jug because the oil talnk was overserviced, and the engine has a way of fixing that... puking the excess oil overboard.
And the wonderful belch at the beginning of the video is electrically powered, if you know what I mean !
Add to EJ Playlist The first couple of runs in the development process of the Maddex Turbines air-brake dynamometer, with which we will test the Allison / RR 501 industrial series of turboshaft engines. They are a very slightly modified T-56 turboprop, and produce between 3,000 and 5,000 Hp.
I am not working on this project, but I was able to nab some footage, and hack together this update for you.
The "smoke" you see during the first run is actually oil mist coming from the lube oil reservoir vent on the totally independent system of the load compressor; the one in front of the running engine.
Notice there is no mist coming off the running engine in the second run...
Add to EJ Playlist This time:
1) How safe does AgentJayZ feel ?
2)Why don't I jump with glee during a test?
2B) Do I worry about explosions ?
3)Why didn't the Avon smoke on startup?
4)Do RR engines sound better than GE?
5)Why are the fuel pigtails so long?
Somehow I seem to have grown an extra eyebrow !
Add to EJ Playlist First test run of a newly upgraded Avon industrial engine. Power output and hot section durability have been upgraded with the application of ceramic thermal barrier coatings to the most heat-stressed parts of this very popular workhorse.
It was very cold today; the wind made it feel like about -30C.
Guest appearances by Byron, Electron Bill, Donovan, Mike, Massih, Brian...
Add to EJ Playlist The GE LM500 is the industrial version of the very popular CF34 / TF34 turbofan aircraft engine.
Help me out with removing the fuel nozzles to look at the ferrules in the combustor they fit into with a handy boroscope.