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    Alternative uses for turbine engines

    So what else have you used your prized turbine engine for? other than in a plane for thrust.
    I've got two so far.

    1. Drying large areas - We have a large concrete area with a lacquer protecting a colouring, this doesnt absorbe water so it beads and hangs around for upto a week.
    So after cleaning the patio with a high pressure water cleaner, fired up my 8kg turbine (in plane), full throttle and used it like a 400 degree blower vac. Worked wonders.

    2. Pissing off the neighbours - This happened to a friend doing engine tests and the police came and knocked on his door upon a neighbours noise complaint (all in one day only). Police told him off and to keep the noise to a minimum then asked if they could come in to see the jets because theyre so cool. Imagin if they asked to fire them up again, HA.

    Anyone else got some nifty uses for our expensive tin cans?

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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    Driveway de icer.

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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    Don't forget the helicopters !!


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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    I had issues with the neighbours cats crapping on my front lawn - don't have that problem anymore[>:]

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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    What a great post!


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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    I've been known to use an 80 as a weed killer in the back garden.
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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    Its good for supermarket runs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuI1AQJSR_M

    This happened to a friend doing engine tests and the police came and knocked on his door upon a neighbours noise complaint (all in one day only). Police told him off and to keep the noise to a minimum then asked if they could come in to see the jets because theyre so cool. Imagin if they asked to fire them up again, HA.
    The same thing happen to me [&o] but my problem was the cop keep calling other cops (10 of them + firetrucks) to come checkout my jet, by time they left, I ran out of jet fuel and ECU batteries
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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    Blowing the FOD off of the run way after someones misfortune [:@]
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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    A few of the uses I have found for a P200 over the years.
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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    hey ausfester
    don't forget the coppers also did say i was doing nothing wrong
    and took heaps of photo evidence to show the crew back at the
    station. still don't know who complained.but have run up two
    new K100G turbines recently
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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    Thawing out fingers!!!



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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    Turbines are great for setting off the neighborhood dogs. In fact it has led to a new classification system for turbines. For example, my Jet Central Bee II Kerostart is a class 2B turbine....it sets off every dog in a two block radius.

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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    Use 4 P200's in a 4 engine 747 Ultra light
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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    This is a clever idea, I can use this to dry our runway fast when wet because last time I flameout because of water.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NGZgumxe04
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    RE: Alternative uses for turbine engines

    Leaf blower and hand warmer.... Boomerang Fuse works great for both....
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