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A Gas Turbine

The gas turbine consumes jet fuel to produce shaft power.

Rotarycraft Handbook DescriptionEdit

"The most powerful engine of all, the gas turbine is a monster, outputting power comparable to that of an engine of a commercial jet airliner...and with sound to match.  These engines will, when fuelled, provide 1024 Nm of torque at 65536 rad/s, or 67.109 MW.  Be warned, unless you want to find out what it feels like to go through a blender, stay AWAY from the front of this while in operation!  Neither you nor your engine will fare well."

SpecificationsEdit

Torque

1024 Nm

Speed

65536 rad/s

Power

67.109 MW

Power Source Internal Combustion
Requires Consumables Jet Fuel
Risks

Ingestion;

Possible violent failure if damaged

Tips & TricksEdit

  • The engine takes approximately 51 seconds to speed up to full power.
  • Before reaching its maximum speed the engine consumes 200 mB of fuel per second, or 12000 mB per minute. After which the consumption halves to 100 mB of fuel per second, or 6000 mB per minute.
  • If a player is sucked into the engine, they will die, and the engine will become damaged.
  • Damaged engines produce less torque; every time an engine is damaged, its torque production is halved.
  • Damaging an engine eight times will cause it to shut down.
  • Damaged engines that are forced to continue running may begin to catastrophically fail, ultimately resulting in a large, burning, glassed crater.
  • A screwdriver that is sucked in will cause the engine to fail(Overheats then,explodes at 1000°C)
  • The jet engine can be repaired by shift right clicking with a turbine
  • It can be upgraded with an Afterburner Upgrade to double its torque and therefore power. However, this will cause it to light the area in front of it on fire, and also increase its fuel consumption by 2.5x.
  • The jet engine produces an exhaust of 1200°C (give or take ambient temperature) a few blocks behind it, which will affect the temperature of objects, such as blast furnaces. Attempting to power a friction heater with the jet engine to further increase the temperature of the blast furnace will find it being "cooled off" by this exhaust, and unable to heat up any further. Using a bevel gears to turn the output of the jet engine to the side will alleviate the problem.
  • Despite its huge fuel consumption, the Gas Turbine is more fuel-efficient than the Microturbine. The microturbine outputs 2 MW at 250 mB per minute, and the gas turbine 64 MW at 6000 mB per minute. The microturbine yields ~8 MW per bucket per minute, while the gas turbine yields ~11MW per bucket per minute.
  • At 0.0625 (idle) speed, it uses fuel at a rate of 12.5 milibuckets per second. At full speed, it uses fuel at a rate of 100 milibuckets per second. This means that the Gas Turbine is actually less efficient (about 2x less efficient) at the lowest speed than it is at full speed.