Miniature v12 engine

#1
I found this fascinating.

[video=youtube;3YfTtGCsiD8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3YfTtGCsiD8[/video]
 
#2
One of the most fascinating things I've seen in a long time, the constructor is a genius. It sounds as if the case hardening has worn a bit on one of the tappets though.
 
#3
Meh, this looks far more fun!

[video=youtube;tPDLX0koXFs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPDLX0koXFs&feature=relmfu[/video]
 
#4
One of the most fascinating things I've seen in a long time, the constructor is a genius. It sounds as if the case hardening has worn a bit on one of the tappets though.
Yeah. Pushrods looked a bit loose as well but that's just splitting hairs.
I remember we had a cutaway RR K60 engine driven by an electric motor at APC Wing at Bordon. Could have watched it all day.
 
#5
When I was a kid I took time out from building plastic kits of aircraft and put together a V8 engine from a plastic kit, it was the only model I ever built that I did not end up setting fire to, I can still smell the pong and see those little bits floating around as my models crashed and burned.
 
#15
I supposed you all noticed it does not actually run but is driven by compressed air ?

Even so a phenomenal bit of engineering .
 
#16
I supposed you all noticed it does not actually run but is driven by compressed air ?

Even so a phenomenal bit of engineering .
No I didn't notice, I assumed it was a Compression/Ignition (Diesel) engine due to its lack of a HT system so thanks for the heads up.

I have seen fuel driven model V8's and the like on Youtube mind.
 
#17
No I didn't notice, I assumed it was a Compression/Ignition (Diesel) engine due to its lack of a HT system so thanks for the heads up.

I have seen fuel driven model V8's and the like on Youtube mind.
No smoke was the first thing that got me wondering .
 
#18
I recall seeing a scaled down Merlin at The Model Engineer Exhibition back in the 80s, I wonder if it was the same one? I recall it had been test run, and wondering where he'd sourced spark plugs for it, unless he built those too.
 
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