Re: version 3.0: The MR2 gets a gas turbine engine (Project Outline)
wow, a whole lot of good info poured in within the span of a few minutes. let me see about answering all the questions:
1) yes, the PT6 is awesome and ridiculously priced. an engine that isn't flight worthy at the place i got a quote from is $165k even if there are 10x cheaper engines that's still 4x more than i want to spend (looking to spend less than $5k on the engine)
2) hybrid electric, no, no, no. i don't care if you guys think i'm being stupid and hard headed anymore, just no.
3)i've recently gotten rid of a vette drivetrain and i'm familiar with them (bought a rolled chassis to get the frame/suspension for another Lemons project) the transmission is too long and the outputs are too far towards the end. i don't want to have to stretch the wheelbase of the car. that means that at the longest i can't have the output further than about 25" from the transmission face. maybe less depending on the drive to the transmission
4)turbine output direction isn't known yet. it depends on the turbine. i'll make sure i get the turbine before picking the rest of the drive train to avoid any drive train reversals if possible.
5)BoKu, those sites are valuable. i hadn't seen those before. buying a wrecked car for it's motor is often cheaper than buying the motor. i guess i should not be surprised that planes are the same way. and who the hell picks the model names: "Aircraft: 1991 Ayres Thrush" Thrush? really. yeah, i'd like to fly a Thrush!
6)what the heck does 400Hz DC mean? it's DC or AC, how can DC have a frequency?
7)"After landing the airplane veered off the runway and into a ditch." ok, some of this stuff makes for funny reading
8) i want to know more about $50 turbines. oh my goodness, i want some! can you get me more info about how to go about that?