Allison 501-D13 Prop Jet Aircraft Engine Plastic Model Kit 1/10
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- How long is the model when complete:
- The model measures 16 inches long
- What skill level and age is recommended:
- Skill level 3 ages 14 and up
- What paints do I need:
- No painting needed as it is molded in 4 colors
- Does it come with paint and glue:
- Paint and glue are sold separately
- How many parts are included:
- 240 parts
1/10 Scale. This model comes molded in 4 colors, Black, Silver, Blue and Orange. With 2 color 8 page instructions, educational STEM booklet, updated decals and Officially licensed! Complete with display stand. Over 240 parts. Skill level 3.
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Allison Prop-Jet info Prop-Jet (also referred to as Turbo Prop) Principles of Operation: Air enters the compressor inlet and is compressed to over 6 times normal atmospheric pressure. This high-pressure air is discharged rearward into the combustion chamber. The resulting hot combustion gases pass through two 2-stage turbines. The turbine receives power from these gases and drives the compressor, while the remaining energy is extracted by the power turbine which drives the power output shaft. This shaft delivers power to the propeller reduction gearbox, which is connected to the propeller. The Turbo Prop engine operates at essentially a constant speed. Variations in aircraft power are obtained by changing the pitch of propeller blades. The Allison Turbo Prop Model Kit was made in accurate detail from actual Allison blueprints. All major moving parts of the engine are represented in this 16 inch long replica.
A good model kit but what would have made this a great model kit was if it had a battery powered motor with it. The original release of this kit back in the 1960’s came with a motor but why this one didn’t I don’t understand. Pretty sure this was a cost cutting measure, but I would have even paid a few bucks more to have the electric motor! Otherwise, this is a cool kit to build.
I have maintained this type Powerplant for 40 years. This Model is extremely realistic, well constructed and can be used as a realistic training aid. I highly recommend this model set.
I built this to use as a training aid for gas-turbine generator operators and it has proven to be very useful. The only real difference there is a generator rather than a propellor at the end of the driveshaft.
It would be cool if I could build the rest of the Convair 580, around this model.