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by gidge348
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Visibility vertically through wind screen
Replies: 2
Views: 2106

Visibility vertically through wind screen

Hi been reading the rule book and just looking for a little clarification. A couple of years ago the Honda factory streamliner team got knocked back at Bonneville with concerns about visibility from the car. The rules state that "...shall provide 120 degrees of adequate vision forward". I read this ...
by gidge348
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Gas Turbine streamliner
Replies: 64
Views: 30082

Gas Turbine streamliner

Been making a bit more progress on the turbine car. We have the steering in now, a little bit different but mainly this way for safety, better visibility and easier to get out in a hurry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp-sjfI ... e=youtu.be
by gidge348
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Gas Turbine streamliner
Replies: 64
Views: 30082

Re: Gas Turbine streamliner

Been making a bit more progress on the car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BUHkX6eCFs

Cheers Ian...
by gidge348
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Gas Turbine streamliner
Replies: 64
Views: 30082

Re: Gas Turbine streamliner

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by gidge348
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Gas Turbine streamliner
Replies: 64
Views: 30082

Re: Gas Turbine streamliner

Hi Greg, thanks for that, I believe TinyPic is owned by Photobucket so not sure how long it will remain free, but might give it a try... Cheers Ian...
by gidge348
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Gas Turbine streamliner
Replies: 64
Views: 30082

Re: Gas Turbine streamliner

Yep Harky, would be good to be able to put pics up. Like a lot of other people I am caught up in the Photo-bucket ransom scam. 10 years free hosting of pics, now they $520 per year for it and can't get my pics back unless I pay them..... Sucks, but this is the digital world we live in ...... I can b...
by gidge348
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Gas Turbine streamliner
Replies: 64
Views: 30082

Re: Gas Turbine streamliner

Hi Chris, yep the front hoop does not go directly to the bottom rail, according to the rules ALL the tubes don't go directly to the bottom rail. They have a tube to fill in the gap between top and bottom and that is still to go in. The centre and rear tubes go to the lower rail and will be tied into...
by gidge348
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Gas Turbine streamliner
Replies: 64
Views: 30082

Re: Gas Turbine streamliner

Cheers Grumm, I know this is a bit different to other engines run at Lake Gairdner so always happy to answer any questions.

The main thing people will notice is the noise.

None of those pesky pistons going up and down.... just a beautiful turbine scream .... :)

Cheers Ian...
by gidge348
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Gas Turbine streamliner
Replies: 64
Views: 30082

Re: Gas Turbine streamliner

Hi Chris, thanks for that, yep gone through the rule book (for many years) and have recently sent some emails to the scrutineers about some steering changes. The cage and chassis are the "large" size tube 42mm (1 5/8")MS, I have changed one major thing in that instead all the cage vertical forces on...
by gidge348
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Gas Turbine streamliner
Replies: 64
Views: 30082

Re: Gas Turbine streamliner

Hi Grumm, this is a turbo shaft engine, not a jet engine. There is hot air coming out the exhaust, but not enough to create any down force. Standing about 20 feet away you wont notice it. This engine makes about 1000 hp..... Vesco's Turbinator at Bonneville makes about 5000 hp with a similar exhaust...
by gidge348
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Gas Turbine streamliner
Replies: 64
Views: 30082

Re: Gas Turbine streamliner

Planning on running at Lake Gairdner as a Class II (under 1000kg) Gas Turbine streamliner.
by gidge348
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Gas Turbine streamliner
Replies: 64
Views: 30082

Re: Gas Turbine streamliner

Been a while since I posted, but finally getting into the chassis build for the streamliner.

Looks like my Photo bucket account has died so have put a short video on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek6e6VHGHq8

Cheers Ian...
by gidge348
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: WA Catch up before lake Gairdner
Replies: 1
Views: 1612

Re: WA Catch up before lake Gairdner

Really sorry, but will have to cancel this Saturday. Cheers Ian...
by gidge348
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: WA Catch up before lake Gairdner
Replies: 1
Views: 1612

WA Catch up before lake Gairdner

Hi all, I was planning on having a catch up BBQ for all the West Australian DLRA members & friends on Saturday 28th of January at my place in Gidgegannup from about 12.00 on.

Any body interested drop me an email and I will get the directions etc. to you. ian@ranwood.com.au

Cheers Ian Wood.
by gidge348
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: International Event News
Topic: Video of Turbinator Blowing a tyre at 400mph
Replies: 3
Views: 5431

Video of Turbinator Blowing a tyre at 400mph

Video of Turbinator blowing a tyre at World of speed.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_l2jut ... e=youtu.be

Now that would get your attention fairly quickly...