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P300 RX-G Glow Plug

Old 04-13-2022, 12:34 PM
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Hello guys, I'm currently trying to fix a JetCat P300 RX-G. The story of this turbine is a bit sad: it was bought by my university back in 2010 or so for a UAV that was actually never finished and, after a couple of static runs, the engine sat unused in a shipping container. We are now trying to revive it just for the sake of it.
The turbine has many problems including fuel leaks from the solenoids due to deteriorated o-rings and an intermittently working starter, but the main issue we identified is the glow plug which does not warm up at all even when powered directly by a lab bench power supply. Knowing the engine's history and that it was actually tampered with by countless students, it wasn't really worth it to send it back to Jetcat for repairs and so we proceeded by ourselves with a complete disassemble isolating the faulty glow plug.
Are any of you aware of any place where we could get a spare part? Of course, we know it will be borderline impossible to get a replacement so we are open to ideas and suggestions for "alternative routes" to get this turbine to scream one more time. Obviously, it will never fly, just be used in static runs.
Thank you all in advance!
Old 04-15-2022, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Garuda00 View Post
Hello guys, I'm currently trying to fix a JetCat P300 RX-G. The story of this turbine is a bit sad: it was bought by my university back in 2010 or so for a UAV that was actually never finished and, after a couple of static runs, the engine sat unused in a shipping container. We are now trying to revive it just for the sake of it.
The turbine has many problems including fuel leaks from the solenoids due to deteriorated o-rings and an intermittently working starter, but the main issue we identified is the glow plug which does not warm up at all even when powered directly by a lab bench power supply. Knowing the engine's history and that it was actually tampered with by countless students, it wasn't really worth it to send it back to Jetcat for repairs and so we proceeded by ourselves with a complete disassemble isolating the faulty glow plug.
Are any of you aware of any place where we could get a spare part? Of course, we know it will be borderline impossible to get a replacement so we are open to ideas and suggestions for "alternative routes" to get this turbine to scream one more time. Obviously, it will never fly, just be used in static runs.
Thank you all in advance!
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