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Kurt Schreckling

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Name  Kurt Schreckling

Role  Engineer
Kurt Schreckling Gas Turbine Engines for Model Aircraft Kurt Schreckling Keith

Books  Gas Turbine Engines for Model Aircraft, Home Built Model Turbines, The Model Turbo-prop Engine for Home Construction

Taking A Look At The Kurt Schreckling Model Turbine Engine

Kurt Schreckling (born 1939) is a German who pioneered home-constructed turbojet engines for model aircraft.


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His design was constructed using hand tools, and has a wooden compressor and a bent metal gas turbine. It was fitted into a radio-controlled aircraft that flew successfully. He won various prizes and wrote books about this field of research. Jet engines following his design are designated with a K, and J for Jesus Artes — his codeveloper for example 'KJ66'.

Years later and being retired he became an innovative well known developer for high end amateur astronomy components in the field of amateur telescope making, (ATM). Having worked in his professional career as a physicist and measurement engineer in a German DAX-Company Kurt Schreckling introduced advanced opportunities and unorthodox ways to optimize and measure telescopes for ambitious amateurs on a high quality level regarding surface quality, light weight construction while permanently compensating different optical aberrations. His ideas for improving telescopes and their optical perfection have become legendary in the German-speaking countries in the amateur telescope maker scene. Kurt Schreckling is active in various amateur astronomer forums in the internet.

Kurt schreckling running his turbo prop at the 1997 gtba wmv


  • Schreckling, Kurt (1994). Gas Turbine Engines for Model Aircraft. Traplet Publications. ISBN 0-9510589-1-6. 
  • — (2000). The Model Turbo-Prop Engine for Home Construction. Traplet Publications. ISBN 190037126X. 
  • — (2005). Home Built Model Turbines. ISBN 1900371375. 
  • References

    Kurt Schreckling Wikipedia