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Our project's goal - break the existing record of 763 mph (1,228 km/h) by reaching 800 mph (1,287 km/h)!

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JOIN US IN OUR QUEST!

NAE™ Project: Turbine Jet Engine Powerplant

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To run 800 mph (357.63 m/s) on land requires many things, not least of which is a powerful engine. The North American Eagle™ (NAE™) is powered by a jet engine; turbojet to be exact. It produces 42,500 horsepower (42,582.82 hp metric).

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Curious about how this jet engine works and why it generates so much power? Then go to this link to learn the details about this incredible piece of machinery. The LM - 1500 is a monster of a engine. It is just over 17ft long, and slightly more than 3 ft in diameter, and weighs around 3,600 lb. It is a single-shaft engine whose later high-pressure compressor stages incorporated variable-incidence stator blades. These movable components are linked together mechanically so that their position can be controlled by the fuel supply. The compressor has 17 stages and is driven by a three-stage turbine.

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This LM1500 is on what is called a "cold start" stand for testing.
 
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S & S Turbines technician performing final compressor blade inspection to the LM1500 unit prior to installation of stator cases. S&S Turbine technicians performing final assembly in Fort St. John facility.
 

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NF-104

Another complete LM1500 awaiting delivery at S&S Turbines. If the North American Eagle™ needs more power we may incorporate a 8,000 lb. (35,584 N)thrust rocket motor similar to what was used in the NF-104.
 
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Combustor section going together. Low smoke combustors, ceramic coated T-duct, resized first stage nozzle. Combustor section being installed.
 
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Turbine rotor installed. First stage turbine blades, DS cast from CM186LC material. (The only LM - 1500 in the world with these blades.) Assembled compressor section.
 
F-104 fly-by(mp3/RealOne player - 215KB)
F-104's signature "howl" (wav/RealOne - 724KB)
 

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F-104 Starfighter

B-58 Hustler

 B-58 Hustler
F-4 Phatom
F-4 Phantom
 
The design has been so successful, that it has been used in the F-104 Starfighter, the B-58 Hustler, the F-4 Phantom and the A-5 military planes.

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