Rolls Royce Turbine Engine For Small Planes
A 300+ hp (flat rated) turbine that weighs well under 300 pounds designed
for small general aviation aircraft. Is this what the high-end piston
market has been waiting for? Pilots may be asking, and Mooney may have an
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Osprey GP-5 Reno 2010
Here is a short clip of the V-8 powered homebuilt racer 'Osprey GP-5'.
After many years the plane finally made the trip to Reno only to have the
engine let go during a qualifying run. As can be seen in this clip, Lee
Behel managed to get the plane down in one peace, the plane should be back
to try again for the 2011 races. More info can be found here
Roger Followell's Geared Drives LS1 Engine for Legendary P-51
Bud Warren starts the Geared Drives the LS1 Chevrolet firewall forward
engine package with Geared Drives PSRU prior to delivery to its owner,
Roger Followell. I heard the engine start up so I grabbed my camera...this
was the very first start and it did start first time. We are running it
gently since there is no load on the engine.
US navy begins tests of ADVANCED F-35 on aircraft carrier
The US Navy has begun to test the F-35 stealth aircraft on an aircraft
carrier. The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat,
single-engine, all weather stealth multirole fighters undergoing testing
and final development. The fifth generation combat aircraft is designed to
perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions. The F-35
has three main models: the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL)
variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) variant, and
the F-35C carrier-based CATOBAR (CV) variant.
The F-35 is descended from the X-35, which was the winning design of the
Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. It is being designed and built by an
aerospace industry team led by Lockheed Martin. Other major F-35 industry
partners include Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney and BAE Systems. The
F-35 took its first flight on 15 December 2006. The United States plans to
buy 2,443 aircraft. The F-35 variants are intended to provide the bulk of
its manned tactical airpower for the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy
over the coming decades. Deliveries of the F-35 for the U.S. military are
scheduled to be completed in 2037.
F-35 JSF development is being principally funded by the United States with
additional funding from partners. The partner nations are either NATO
members or close U.S. allies. The United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Canada,
Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Turkey are part of the active
development program; Several additional countries have ordered, or
are considering ordering, the F-35.
The F-35 appears to be a smaller, single-engine sibling of the twin-engine
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, and indeed drew elements from it. The Exhaust duct design was inspired by the
General Dynamics Model 200 design, proposed for a 1972 supersonic VTOL
fighter requirement for the Sea Control Ship. Lockheed consulted with
the Yakovlev Design Bureau in the F-35B STOVL variant's development,
purchasing design data from their development of the Yakovlev Yak-141
"Freestyle". Although several experimental designs have been developed
since the 1960s, such as the unsuccessful Rockwell XFV-12, the F-35B is to
be the first operational supersonic, STOVL stealth fighter.
Acquisition deputy to the assistant secretary of the Air Force, Lt. Gen.
Mark D. "Shack" Shackelford has said that the F-35 is designed to be
America's "premier surface-to-air missile killer and is uniquely equipped
for this mission with cutting edge processing power, synthetic aperture
radar integration techniques, and advanced target recognition."
Lockheed Martin states the F-35 is intended to have close- and long-range
air-to-air capability second only to that of the F-22 Raptor. Lockheed
Martin has said that the F-35 has the advantage over the F-22 in basing
flexibility and "advanced sensors and information fusion". Lockheed
Martin has suggested that the F-35 could replace the USAF's F-15C/D
fighters in the air superiority role and the F-15E Strike Eagle in the
ground attack role, although the F-35 lacks the range of the F-15.
Some improvements over current-generation fighter aircraft are:
Durable, low-maintenance stealth technology, using structural fiber mat
instead of the high-maintenance coatings of legacy stealth platforms;
Integrated avionics and sensor fusion that combine information from off-
and on-board sensors to increase the pilot's situational awareness and
improve target identification and weapon delivery, and to relay information
quickly to other command and control (C2) nodes;
High speed data networking including IEEE 1394b and Fibre
Channel. (Fibre Channel is also used on Boeing's Super Hornet.)
The Autonomic Logistics Global Sustainment (ALGS), Autonomic Logistics
Information System (ALIS) and Computerized maintenance management system
(CMMS) are to help ensure aircraft uptime with minimal maintenance
manpower. The Pentagon has moved to open up the competitive bidding by
other companies. This was after Lockheed Martin stated that instead of
costing twenty percent less than the F-16 per flight hour, the F-35 would
actually cost twelve percent more. Though the ALGS is intended to
reduce maintenance costs, the company disagrees with including the cost of
this system in the aircraft ownership calculations. The USMC have
implemented a workaround for a cyber vulnerability in the system.
Electro-hydrostatic actuators run by a power-by-wire flight-control
A modern and updated flight simulator, which may be used for a greater
fraction of pilot training in order to reduce the costly flight hours of
the actual aircraft.
Lightweight, powerful and volatile Lithium-ion batteries similar to those
that have grounded the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet.
Awesome V12 Monster diesel engine Awake and Alive startup
Awesome V12 Monster diesel engine Awake and Alive startup
The first V-type engine (a 2-cylinder vee twin) was built in 1889 by
Daimler, to a design by Wilhelm Maybach. By 1903 V8 engines were being
produced for motor boat racing by the Société Antoinette to designs by
Léon Levavasseur, building on experience gained with in-line four-cylinder
engines. In 1904, the Putney Motor Works completed a new V12 marine racing
engine -- the first V12 engine produced for any purpose. Known as the
'Craig-Dörwald' engine after Putney's founding partners, the engine
mounted pairs of L-head cylinders at a 90 degree included angle on an
aluminium crankcase, using the same cylinder pairs that powered the
company's standard 2-cylinder car. A single camshaft mounted in the central
vee operated the valves directly. As in many marine engines, the camshaft
could be slid longitudinally to engage a second set of cams, giving valve
timing that reversed the engine's rotation to achieve astern propulsion.
"Starting is by pumping a charge into each cylinder and switching on the
trembler coils. A sliding camshaft gave direct reversing. The camshaft has
fluted webs and main bearings in graduated thickness from the largest at
the flywheel end." Displacing 1,119.9 cuin (18,352 cc) (bore and stroke
of 4.875" x 5" (123.8 x 127 mm)), the engine weighed 950 pounds (430 kg)
and developed 150 bhp (110 kW). Little is known of the engine's
achievements in the 40-foot hull for which it was intended, while a scheme
to use the engine to power heavy freight vehicles never came to
fruition. One V12 Dörwald marine engine was found still running in a
Hong Kong junk in the late-1960s.
Two more V12s appeared in the 1909-10 motor boat racing season. The Lamb
Boat & Engine Company of Clinton, Iowa built a 1,558.6 cuin (25,541 cc
(5.25" x 6" (133.4 x 152.4 mm)) engine for the company's 32-foot Lamb IV.
It weighed in at 2,114 pounds (959 kg). No weight is known for the massive
3,463.6 cuin (56,758 cc) (7" x 7.5" (177.8 x 190.5 mm)) F-head engine built
by the Orleans Motor Company. Output is quoted as "nearly 400 bhp (300
By 1914, when Panhard built two 2,356.2 cuin (38,611 cc) (5" x 10" (127 x
254 mm)) engines with four-valve cylinder heads the V12 was well
established in motor boat racing.
In automobiles, V12 engines have not been common due to their complexity
and cost. They are used almost exclusively in expensive sports and luxury
cars because of their power, smoother operation and distinctive sound.
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Aero-TV: Trace Engines - Re-Engineered Turbocharged Power
C.E.O. David Czarnecki Profiles the 600 horsepower Trace Engine
Until recently, general aviation manufacturers had only one option, the turboprop, for powering market aircraft.
Trace Engines LP spent years developing and designing an alternative
solution to meet the aviation industries need for a modern, cost effective
reciprocating engine. Fully certified and ready for production, the Trace
V-8 engine represents an evolution in engine selection.
The turbocharged, liquid-cooled engine
improves operational performance by increasing speed, range, and gross
weight without increasing operational cost; TRACE Engines estimates that
with the combined lower cost to purchase, repair, and overhaul, operators
can save 35% to 50%. As Czarnecki explains, while a turbine engine
displays constant power degradation as altitude increases, the turbocharged TRACE V-8 maintains cruise power all
the way up with an estimated 600hp maximum takeoff and 500hp maximum
continuous; an equivalent turbo prop
engine would need to be rated as much as 1,000 horsepower at sea level to
match the TRACE engines output at altitude. The result is an average 27
gallons per hour fuel rate, less than 30% than the fuel rate of an
equivalent powered turbine engine.
Currently, typical installations can be found in singles with gross weights
up to 6,000 lbs and twins up to 12,500 lbs. The starting price remains at
200,000 for an engine package, with total installation costs varying due to
time and labor. TRACE Engines LP is located in Midland, Texas where its
production facilities are able to produce around 100 engines a year for
over 40,000 potential aircraft retrofit opportunities.
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How to build HORSEPOWER - Ford 461ci Windsor V8 by Dandy Engines
Engine specialists Dandy Engines building a small block Windsor 461ci
stroker for Pat Staplton. Follow the engine assembly as the guys aim to
make more than 820hp naturally aspirated on regular pump unleaded 98-RON.
Pat plans on putting this brute of an engine into a Ford Falcon XD/XF Ute.
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Jahzzar - Breaking Bad
World smallest V12 engine
Apparently the builder's name is Yesus Wilder and he only used three
materials to build the engine. Stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze.
All credits to him.