Air Research TurboJet Converted JFS100-13A (1)

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One of the uses of the JFS100 turbine is as a Gas Turbine Starter or Jet fuel starter for the A7 Corsair Bomber Airplane. The engine is rated at approximately 100 HP.

Here are some preliminary views of the engine. The next four images were taken by the supplier in the USA. Accessory assembly on the lower left and Free Power Turbine exhaust on the right.

Igniter box pictured center of the engine.

Air intake, with transportation handles.
Splined shaft of the FPT which would normally connect directly to the aircrafts main engine for starting. At first glances the turbine seems to be in very good condition.

 
I'm all excited as the engine arrived today.
As I have not got a manual yet, I am going take a guess that the damaged electronic unit is part of the power turbine overrun protection circuitry. I guess we will see, I won't worry about it yet.

Unpacked from the shipping crate, first impressions are good (apart from the damaged electronic box).

 
There seems to a fair amount of corrosion coming from the area of the power turbine stator. At this point I have decided its best to investigate a little further.

The power turbine drive shaft looks mint though! The splines are in great condition which is nice.
 
All the power turbine retaining bolts have been unscrewed and with a little persuasion the unit slides nicely of the gas generator section of the JFS100.

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