This AI-25 gas
turbine engine is originally from a L39 Albatros
fighter trainer of Czech origin. The engine has
a maximum thrust of about 3500 lbs and weighing in at
As a twin spool engine the AI-25 should be
more fuel efficient and quieter than it's pure turbo
A close up of
the compressor guide vanes with the first stage fan
just behind them.
I presume that
these are dual probe k-type thermocouples.
A bit of bad
news is that there is a small amount of damage to a hydraulic
fitting of some description and the thing that hangs
down that is about the size of a coffee cup. I currently
have no idea as to what they are for, I just hope they
are not important for ground running use only.