Saturday, April 14, 2007
106 second burn Good Motor/Bad Motor
We ran the 250lb regen motor again today. We ran from full tanks to depletion at full throttle, between 105 and 106 seconds. It lit a bit hard, and it had a bad fuel leak, but otherwise it was an almost perfect run. The video up on youtube .
On the way home going up the hill on hwy 14 we blew a head gasket in the truck. It took 6 quarts of oil and 2 gallons of water to get home.
The data is below. the Load cell gave me qualitatively reasonable data, but the calibration can't be right, with the measured chamber pressure and throat size, I'd see more thrust with no expansion cone at all.... alas there is something I don't understand about the load cell calibration.
Posted by Paul Breed at 9:28 PM