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Old 11-25-2015, 03:31 PM
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No, that fan looks to me to clearly be operational - and a fan is needed in a Harrier to give them thrust "ahead" of the engine for the forward nozzles. That fan is constructed such that it should be able to turn at EDF speeds (around 20k+ RPM), but likely not at turbine speeds. I wonder how they plan to drive it? Perhaps a planetary gear box?

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Wren did this a few years ago with a 44 gold mated to a Schuebler fan. I believe they used a planetary gearbox.
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Torbofan test by K-100TP. the Likai changed the gear box ., now rotor rmp 13500.,


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Old 03-04-2016, 03:34 AM
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:35 AM
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:44 AM
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That's one big low pressure distribution manifold.

With the accuracy of today's 3 axis gyros.......this project may actually be feasible. It's only a matter of money now.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:18 AM
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Awesome but enough thrust?
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:27 AM
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The Likai said the turboshaft engine will be installed in the duct after I optimize the nozzles design. In the meaning time, I putting the engine outside the duct is for convinience and easy to identify the cold air thrust vs hot exhaust gas thrust.
The core engine is K-100TP now and it will be changed to K-210TP. It's very hopfully the fan can generat 35Kgf thrust when the big engine is installed.

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Old 03-04-2016, 10:28 AM
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Anton will you have actuated vanes for thrust control?
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Can't stop thinking about this one! F$&king amazing stuff! I want one
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:50 PM
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last week, Likai has installed a straight nozzle for determine the best nozzle area, the max thrust that I got was 24Kgf! But the 90 degree bent nozzles which Likai tested today really creat much restriction that can only get 18.7Kgf thrust. Likai will try to make some modification and fine tune on the caseing and nozzles for gaining better performance.
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How far would you say you are from having the production prototype ready for flight test? & available?
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the AV-8 mould under development, i hope the Likai test the turbofan by K210TP , and the thrust can over 35kg , this will make good performance for new AV-8., the release time should be 2017.,if every things goes well!
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Awesome, thank you Anton. We will be waiting
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the AV-8 mould under development, i hope the Likai test the turbofan by K210TP , and the thrust can over 35kg , this will make good performance for new AV-8., the release time should be 2017.,if every things goes well!
Any new updates on the AV-8B?
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the AV-8 mould under development, i hope the Likai test the turbofan by K210TP , and the thrust can over 35kg , this will make good performance for new AV-8., the release time should be 2017.,if every things goes well!
Has there been any progress with the AV8B Anton?
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yes, Likai tested this turbo fan with K210 on begin of this month , now over 40 kg thrust( rotor rpm 17600), we will make the carbon pod for the turbofan and the AV-8 still under development.,


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You get that worked out and i see thr f35a not far behind......
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yes, Likai tested this turbo fan with K210 on begin of this month , now over 40 kg thrust( rotor rpm 17600), we will make the carbon pod for the turbofan and the AV-8 still under development.,


Awesome looking forward to seeing progress of harrier! Will there be a none VTOL version as well or only version with VTOL?

yes F35 will be awesome too... still hoping skymaster will do Tornado!

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88lbs of thrust at 17600rpm. WOW!!!
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after AV-8 the F-35 (VTOL) in my projects list ., because the LiKai said the VTOL system of F-35 very easy to design.,

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after AV-8 the F-35 (VTOL) in my projects list ., because the LiKai said the VTOL system of F-35 very easy to design.,
How about ANY F-35? Doesn't need to be VTOL or make a fuse that can be both. Many people say it can't be done but I bet Skymaster can do it.

F-35 please!!!
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What is the diameter of the fan itself?

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after AV-8 the F-35 (VTOL) in my projects list ., because the LiKai said the VTOL system of F-35 very easy to design.,
Yeap,

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