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Turbine Temptation: Power is Life!

...ignites things and produces hot gases, which turn the turbine on their way out the tailpipe. The gases out the tailpipe are the thrust, and the turbine rotation spins the...
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Turbine Temptation: Building the Airframe

Rule number one for building the SubSonex: Build from the inside out. Rule number two: Never close anything until you have no choice but to do so—you might need to...
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Turbine Temptation

Photos: Richard VanderMeulen, Louise Hose and Paul Dye. The Making of Paul Dye’s SubSonex, Part 1. Editor’s Note: Yes, we’re working backward just a bit. As you can see...
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Turbine Temptation: Wiring, Avionics and Plumbing

The SubSonex JSX-2 prototype‭ ‬was‭ ‬designed around the MGL Explorer‭ ‬EFIS‮—‬a full-featured system with systems monitoring‭, ‬navigation‭, ‬and flight‭ ‬instrument capabilities‭. ‬One of the‭ ‬features of the MGL system is...

Flight Review: Lancair Launches the Piston Evolution

Development of new high-end aircraft—kitbuilt or production line, your choice—might leave you thinking that everybody has come down with a bad case of Turbine Fever. Why is that? They (turbines)...

Turbine Moose: The Ultimate Amphib

...said. Then he grinned and added, “Besides that, turbines sound cool.” The decision was made: a turbine Moose on amphibs. It had been done before, but that airplane was destroyed...

Turbine-Powered RV-10

turbine that TSG repairs and reconditions. As Dimech Turbines, Skoppe has been working on GE Walter 601 turboprop engines since 1991, and he currently repairs and overhauls those engines and...

The Ultimate Amphib

...Orchard said. Then he grinned and added, “Besides that, turbines sound cool.” The decision was made: a turbine Moose on amphibs. It had been done before, but that airplane was...

Turbo Power, Part 3

...turbine nozzle or a larger turbine wheel. This lowers the operating pressure of the turbine and slows it down. Since the turbine inlet pressure is also engine exhaust back pressure,...

Return of the Turbo-Compound

...from the turbine ran through the center of the first stage supercharger impeller, back to the engine and put its power directly into the crankshaft. The turbine could not be...

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