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Ideas for a Jet test stand

Old 06-15-2021, 04:51 AM
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Hello, I am getting ready to start my first turbine.It is a older
Jet Central Rhino.I need to build a stand to do this. I need a
suggestion on what I need to do.Please give me some ideas.I don't want to buy one,trying to do this on the cheap side
Till next time!
Jerry B
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Old 06-15-2021, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by jerrybern View Post
Hello, I am getting ready to start my first turbine.It is a older
Jet Central Rhino.I need to build a stand to do this. I need a
suggestion on what I need to do.Please give me some ideas.I don't want to buy one,trying to do this on the cheap side
Till next time!
Jerry B
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A piece of plywood 1/2" or so, with two short sections of 2x4 screwed to it, spaced to mount the turbine on.
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A test stand is a good idea. I am glad that I was talked into using one for my first (and my second) turbine.
Mine was dead simple. A couple of blocks of wood appropriately spaced, screw to a bit of plywood and held on a portable workbench.
Add the valves, battery, Rx fuel tank etc as appropriate.
Weigh it down to withstand the thrust, and you're in business.

My old JetCat 80 on test

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Finally found a photo of my latest test stand, for my new Xicoy X-45.



Just like the first one really.
This time I assembled all the innards, the tank, UAT, pump, filter, manual tap, the Rx and battery, all onto a carbon fibre frame. After the test the whole frame was transplanted into the aircraft so the whole system had been tested, including all the plumbing, complete. Just bolted in the engine, reconnected a wire and a tube, and good to go.

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Old 06-15-2021, 01:16 PM
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I would call that overkill...but have at it if it soothes your mind

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