Two Engine Tests
A back to back run of a J79 afterburning fighter jet engine and its industrial derivative, the LM1500. All the major parts of the core are identical in both engines, but they burn different fuels, and they perform very different jobs.
Sabre Jet Engine: first start
The first start and initial test run of the Orenda type 14 turbojet that we have been working on for almost a year now... you and me! It's been a lot of work, and now it's all on the line as we crank this baby up, hit the sparks and spray those combustors with Jet A. It was an exciting and Exhausting day... A special note: this is not a hot start, but fairly typical of the older generations of turbojets to have flames shoot out the tailpipe on startup. The video response is from Burning Man participant Kunal Dovedy, and the engine section he used is the exact one featured in my video "dropped into a turbine engine".
Testing a GE J79 with afterburner
A newly rebuilt engine from a supersonic fighter is put to the test at the S&S / Maddex test cell. After some run-ups from idle to full military power, the afterburner is engaged, resulting in some extreme camera abuse...
AI-25 pt.7 Bonus Extras
More description of how we did it, and clips of all the starts.