Wren XL200

Wren XL200 model airplane micro turbine.

Well I saved up and bought one of these, I have never owned a small model engine like this before and thought it was about time that I bought one, let the fun commence.

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Nope, sure doesn’t look like I’m trying to suck in here, also I’m not sure what’s going on with the glasses? I suppose the picture does give a scale to the size of the engine.

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And here is the XL200 secured down in a basic test cell.

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Nice to see that the XL200 comes with a built in FOD screen, it wouldn’t take a lot for the compressor to get totalled.

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Exhaust end of the engine, the wire sticking in to the R/H side of the jet pipe is the engines thermocouple.

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A very nice Turbine Wheel shot.

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You can see the glow plug on the R/H side of this picture.

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Data Terminal is used for programming the engine and viewing its parameters and the servo tester is used as a replacement of the radio control transmitter to control the engines throttle.

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Fuel pump on the right and gas / kerosene valves to the left.

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Battery for powering the radio receiver on the left and the ECU for the engine on the right.

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Top view of the test stand.

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Fuel tank top right of picture.

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Testing of the Wren XL200, please excuse the poor video.

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