Well it just had to be done sooner or later. This Wren Turbine thingy has finally found its way into a flying machine. Mr Cheese, a Norfolk cross breed dog of above average intelligence (Skeeter Pilots' dog), is a little disappointed I think.
Followers of this great Turbine section on Runryder, may know from previous posts that Mr Cheese has been the brains behind this whole Turbine build project from the outset.
It was Mr Cheese who constructed the turbine in the first place, which arrived from Wren in flatpack form. Wren also thoughtfully included a step by step picture book for non readers like Mr Cheese.
This was then followed by a very serious job offer from Wren the following day,
and that really was the turning point in his career. Whilst I was experimenting with a Wren Hog Roasting Rotisserie & BBQ unit, Mr Cheese had bigger ideas, he had been working on something very secret.
(see post below titled, ''The Wren Rotisserie Mystery'')
Very briefly Mr Cheese, under the cover of darkness, moved my Smart car from Skeeter Pilots' drive leading us to believe it was stolen, and over the next week removed the Smarts' 3 cylender power plant and substituted it with the Wren. Skeeter Pilot discovered the car a week later in an out building on his property, but by then Mr Cheese had finished the job.
I now realise that this whole affair was just a PR stunt by Mr Cheese to gain notoriety.
He is now the chief thermodynamic consultant at Rolls Royce and moonlights for British Aerospace, and that's that we know about, Skeeter Pilot and Sally hardly see Cheesy now. They say he's totally changed, he no longer listens to Vaughn Williams, now it's Drum and Bass, Hip Hop, with a bit of James Brown thrown in. At the weekends he's often seen out larging it with his bitches and bigging it up, he is indeed a changed dog!
So what about the Wren Turbine then.
Well you can't buy jet fuel at garages in England, so I decided to convert the car back.
As for the Turbine, well I thought I'd see if it would work in a helicopter.
I won't go into the details of the Century Predator conversion, as that is another story. All the clever stuff is done by the girls and boys at Century and Wren anyway, so I can't take any credit.
The whole things a doddle, all you do is build the Predator (piece of cake) and slap the turbine in using the Wren conversion kit (that's easy too).
Everything fitted perfectly and there no bits missing from either engine kit or heli kit!!! Wow how about that!
I then just charged it up, fuelled it up, and went flying. It was easy, No drama No flame outs, No starting problems, hot or cold. It has to be the easiest heli I have ever flown, and bloody hell is it fast!! It goes up like a missile on a wire........... I am truely amazed.
One problem with it though.... I have got a bit addicted to the sound of turbine engine starts, I have done over 70 starts so far, is this a problem?
So just to conclude, I love this Century Predator/Wren Turbine thingy.
So if you are a human of below average intelligence, make sure that you are advised by a dog of above average intelligence like I did, that way this Wren/ Predator Turbine thingy build should work out just fine.