I bought 2 gas turbine 28 volt generator units at an auction.
Well that went right over my head! Darn. I was hoping it would be something I might actually know something about.
I have found that it's not always a case of having to know something about working on stuff that is completely new and totally different from other stuff that you have worked on throuout your life. It's kinda like waking up one morning and deciding to go buy a bus and convert it. Sometimes we all do things that to others might seem insane or just stupid mainly because we can!
My grandfather always told me what may seem like poor advice at times to "Learn Everything thing you can about Everything You Can!"
I fear that my problem was that I took that advice way too literally. So didn't specialize in any one thing in life and go make big money being a "strictly educated" and make that big money. As it turned out I became flexible and pretty good doing lots of things and many really well. Hey what's the point of life if you can't experiment with stuff. ( Keeps the boredom away!).
Heck, If it weren't for messing with bus conversions I would probably be dead right now. 10 years ago I suffered massive heart problems that put me down almost for good. So after 6 months of watching grass grow and being broke, I went and bought a bus. Then I bought another bus because the first one was junk and I didn't realize it at the time. I learned lots of stuff to add to my personal knowledge. I converted that bus with no budget and yet managed to get enough done to make it livable.
I did already have a background in RV's and conversions from a previous job some years back which helped.
I am one of those people that cannot pass by a salvage yard without thinking about all the goodies in there that have potential.
I don't see stuff as scrap metal I see it as materials that could be used for other projects. I have owned 5 buses, converted 3 of them and done one for someone else. (low budget job).
The bus is always the big deal, grand scheme and or monument to you your own ingenuity. It can the a lifetime project or the Project of a Lifetime, It can be whatever you want it to be, Your choice.....Never Give Up !
The other little side projects and experiments are for entertainment and bragging rights. I could imagine a bus equipped with a huge
jet engine making a speed record run on the salt flats. Always thought that would be so cool!, Realistic NO, But worth thinking about.
Why be normal anyway, That's no fun....
I was given the same advise when I was young. I not only march to a different drummer, but I also march in route step with a whole different band.
The adventure is in the journey, not in the arrival.
Keep up the good work!