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Discussion in 'Home Builders and Sport Pilots' started by TangoWhiskey, Nov 29, 2011.
Serious fabrication skills.
Very nicely done indeed.
A real craftsman. I did not see any CNC lathe work in this video. Truly, gifted.
At the beginning was that a paper mock up of the block? I would have liked to see how he milled the block.
Even though the pistons were grooved I didnt see any piston rings.
Can you reliably gap for valve lash at that scale?
That is very impressive.
Craftsman. Too cool.
what retired watchmakers do?
I see no ignition or carb - assuming he's running it strictly on pressurized air like a steam engine?
Could be compressed air.
But it's possible that it's two stroke compression ignition (crank / cam gears look to be the same size) - not uncommon for model aircraft engines - with fuel mixed in the air cleaner looking part
Compressed air seems more likely.
Double click and read the desciption:
You don't even want to know what a Factory MOH costs.
That's some exceptional handywork.
there's some guys here in the U.S. that build miniatures.
IIRC they sold their OX-5 for ~$10k.
Wow! That is awesome work.
I was wondering why the timing gears were the same size. That explains it.