1220 hour from-scratch homebuilt

Discussion in 'Home Builders and Sport Pilots' started by TangoWhiskey, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. TangoWhiskey

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    Serious fabrication skills.

     
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    Very nicely done indeed.
     
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    A real craftsman. I did not see any CNC lathe work in this video. Truly, gifted.
     
  5. Richard

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    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?
     
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    That is very impressive.
     
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    I see no ignition or carb - assuming he's running it strictly on pressurized air like a steam engine?
     
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    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.

    DOOH!

    Double click and read the desciption:

     
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    You don't even want to know what a Factory MOH costs.
     
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    Wow! That is awesome work.
     
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    I was wondering why the timing gears were the same size. That explains it.