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A Microturbine

Microturbines consume jet fuel in order to produce shaft power. They produce power with high rotational speeds and low torque.

Rotarycraft Handbook DescriptionEdit

"The microturbine is rather unique.  When given a constant supply of fuel, it supplies very little torque (16 Nm), but does it at an enormous speed of 131072 rad/s, for a total output of just over two megawatts (2.097 MW)."

SpecificationsEdit

Torque

16 Nm

Speed

131072 rad/s

Power

2.097 MW

Power Source Jet Fuel
Requires Consumables No
Risks None

Tips & TricksEdit

  • Fuel has to be pumped in from the bottom. If you're placing an engine control unit on the bottom, piping the fuel into the ecu will forward it into the engine.
  • The microturbine consumes 250 mB of fuel per minute (4.16mb per second), allowing it to run for 4 minutes on a single bucket of jet fuel. This makes it an extremely energy-efficient engine.
  • At 0.0625 speed (with an ECU) it uses .5208 milibuckets per second. This makes it about half as fuel efficient as at full speed, unlike most engines which become more efficient at lower speeds.
  • The microturbine takes approximately 100 seconds to speed up to full power. During this period, it consumes significantly more jet fuel.