How far are we from the perfect electric "homebuilt" ?

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  1. Sep 24, 2019 #401

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    Well bladon has the new jaguar range extender.

    Hkg works with pininfarina using the h600.

    Define efficient? Lightweight, turn fuel into amps fairly efficiently...
     
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    Head off. https://www.bladonmt.com/micro-turbine-genset/technical-specifications

    25% is on pair with same power 4 stroke engine. My knowoledge is retarded on turbo and efficiency.
     
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    However, the turbines are lighter weight than a 4 stroke generator so... Pretty sure the Jaguar ones they're claiming 41% efficiency, clearly not the the same as the ones that are being sold as grid tied.

    What's interesting is if you look at the Jaguar implementation they're running multiple smaller turbines.

    There are a few hobbiest projects around using the self starting RC turbines as generators (bigger 'starters' to be used as generators once running) in uavs hybrid electrics.

    With a proper fadec and multiple smaller microturbines you'd have some cool and efficient options...
     
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    As far as i knew - turbines smaller than 100kw, had huge leaks, which leads yo poor efficiency. Judt you cant machine it tigh at whole temperature range... Which is huge..
     
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    Bladon has some fancy new machining technology according to some of the Jaguar releases.

    Don't know. Engadget had details today on a uav running off a microturbine today as well.

    Gotta love the bleeding edge of development. Pretty much why I said modern lympne trials with electric would be fun :)
     
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    12 KW is 16.08 hp. Maybe 4 hp shy from usual size for glass fibre sail planes.
     
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    For SAR operations that's awesome.

    Remember all the Antarctica rescue flights to drop meds or evacuate sick people - 10 hours in a twin otter... Much of the Canadian Arctic (and Alaska) have people living way the eff out there who occasionally need emergency stuff too.
     

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