Bladon jets...

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Dave Emerson, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Dave Emerson

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    Dave Emerson, Jun 7, 2010
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    Beav Guest

    I was quite amazed when the bloke on TV was talking about how long it took
    to come up a solution to manufacture the turbine wheel. Before he' finished
    yabbering I said to the missus "Has he never heard of spark errosion" at
    which point he said "We came up with spark errosion".

    I mean ffs, it's not as if it's something new and the blokes who make model
    jet engines for RC planes and helicopters have been spark eroding their
    turbine wheels for years.
     
    Beav, Jun 8, 2010
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    Simon Wilson Guest

    mmm spark erosion. I worked on designing/building those machines for
    quite a few years. It was a lot of fun. I don't miss going home stinking
    of dielectric though.
     
    Simon Wilson, Jun 8, 2010
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    Malc, Jun 8, 2010
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    Hog Guest

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    Pip Luscher Guest

    I was thinking that.
     
    Pip Luscher, Jun 8, 2010
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  8. Dave Emerson

    Pip Luscher Guest

    How long does it take per wheel, though?
     
    Pip Luscher, Jun 8, 2010
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  9. I used to use spark erosion with a razor blade to cut slices off a
    gold single crystal for my Honours Year experiments back in 1973.

    Then cyanide etching to remove the damaged layer, and X-ray
    diffraction to line it up properly in the goniometer.

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    Dr Ivan D. Reid, Jun 8, 2010
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    Steve Guest

    One is somewhat reminded of this:
     
    Steve, Jun 8, 2010
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  11. Dave Emerson

    SIRPip Guest

    That explains all sorts of things, Ivan.
     
    SIRPip, Jun 8, 2010
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    Lozzo Guest

    Genuine lol.
     
    Lozzo, Jun 8, 2010
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  13. Dave Emerson

    Beav Guest

    Nor would I, but it's not like it's a new thing this "spark erosion" :)
     
    Beav, Jun 9, 2010
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  14. Dave Emerson

    Beav Guest

    Sorry, but that sounds more medical than engineering. Do they do such a
    tihng as a syphiometer too? :)
     
    Beav, Jun 9, 2010
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  15. Dave Emerson

    Beav Guest

    I've no idea, but IIRC, Both Jet-Cat and Wren use the spark erosion process
    on their engines.
     
    Beav, Jun 9, 2010
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  16. Dave Emerson

    Hog Guest

    Which is what the Yanks have been working on for quite a long time. Multi
    stage I assume, and they have prototype cars already working. Not a big leap
    considering Capstone have been selling micro turbine site generators for
    several years IIRC.

    I've no real doubt that vehicle technology should be something like
    microturbines, ultracapacitors, one of the newer lithium battery
    technologies and leccy motors. I'm not sure that the market is going to
    deliver though. Vested interests and all that.

    I had hope that Capstone would team up with Porsche to do something special
    but now that a Porsche is just a VW it won't happen.

    You do see the door I opened there I'm sure ;o)
     
    Hog, Jun 9, 2010
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  17. Dave Emerson

    Lozzo Guest


    When was it ever different?
     
    Lozzo, Jun 9, 2010
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  18. Dave Emerson

    Hog Guest

    Hah you cut the next sentence
     
    Hog, Jun 9, 2010
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  19. Dave Emerson

    davethedave Guest

    No really. I once asked Ivan what he did for a living at the pub once.
    He explained it clearly and concisely. Yet I was never the same again.
    :)
     
    davethedave, Jun 9, 2010
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  20. Dave Emerson

    Pip Luscher Guest

    Your generosity knows no bounds.
     
    Pip Luscher, Jun 9, 2010
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