asteroza + apu   11

The world’s first printed jet engine
So basically Safran lets students disassemble a jet turbine APU, 3D scan it, and print a copy of it. Notably, there's no mention of the copies being assembled and actually run.
proof-of-concept  3D  scanning  printing  fabbing  jet  turbine  APU  engine  copy  hardware  Delicious 
february 2015 by asteroza
Atom (2-3hp)
I wonder how applicable this would be to the electric quadcopter world as a range extender/genset/primary powerplant?
small  compact  hybrid  electric  UAV  drone  powerplant  genset  generator  range  extender  APU  Delicious 
january 2015 by asteroza
APUs
A modified Cubewano UAV engine is the heart of the SilentHawk's series hybrid electric setup.
SilentHawk  hybrid  wankel  rotary  multifuel  engine  ICE  electric  generator  APU  range  extender  genset  Delicious 
january 2015 by asteroza
Clarion Labs rotary piston generator
See US patent application 20110133486 for the integrated generator in the wankel rotor. They claim to use the integrated generator to fiddle with piston rotation timing to improve efficiency (loiter at top dead center?), no permanent magnets due to an inductive layout,and ceramic apex seals.
compact  small  form  factor  integrated  electric  generator  wankel  rotary  engine  ICE  battery  hybrid  portable  multifuel  range  extender  APU  genset  Delicious 
january 2015 by asteroza
マツダ、ロータリーエンジンによるレンジエクステンダーEVを公開 - 【自動車業界ニュース】 - carview! - 自動車
Appears to be a single rotor wankel generator on it's side, so it is a low flat pack. AVL was doing something similar previously. I wonder how they handle the vibration of a single rotor?
mazda  range  extender  HEV  APU  ICE  wankel  rotary  engine  single  piston  Delicious 
december 2013 by asteroza
EGTS - Introducing the electric green taxiing system
Hrm, uses main landing gear motors, rather than WheelTug's nose gear style system.
propulsion  taxi  gear  landing  APU  green  motor  electric  Honeywell  ground  Safran  main  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
Boeing tests fuel cell for electricity in 737 experiment - GeekWire
Boeing using a 737-800 "ecoDemonstrator" to try new tech, including a fuel cell APU and adaptive wing trailing edges (flaps?)
Boeing  aviation  aerospace  research  technology  transportation  green  APU  fuelcell  power  generator  Delicious 
september 2012 by asteroza

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