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Incredible machine work. World's smallest V-12

TugarTugar Senior MemberPosts: 2,356 Senior Member
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If you need the translation like I did.
http://www.gizmag.com/spanish-engineer-crafts-the-worlds-smallest-v-12-engine/20636/
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    No, no necessito, hablo poco espanol. It means the smallest of it's kind in the world.
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,865 Senior Member
    I'll bet it would make a go-kart really fast!
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,390 Senior Member
    Impressive
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    How many hours do you think you could get out of it with no bearings on the cam shaft, etc... impressive none the less.

    1200 hours, I might rebuild my Searay Mercruiser 260 v-8 instead...

    D
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,424 Senior Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    How many hours do you think you could get out of it with no bearings on the cam shaft, etc... impressive none the less.

    1200 hours, I might rebuild my Searay Mercruiser 260 v-8 instead...

    D

    Couldn't put any torque on it either with no journal in the center of the crank. It's only supported on the ends. What's it running on? Diesel?? There isn't any ignition....
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  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    It is meant to expose folks to how an engine works, it runs on compressed air, the beauty is on the precise machining whcih seems was done without the aid of computers, CNC and all that modern stuff!
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    It's not really an functioning engine. It is only compressed air powered. However, it is a true work of art. It meets Mr. Patelo's requirements. I think it's beautiful
    Now for miniature engines there are two stroke model airplane engines that are four cylinder and six. They are like a Porche or VW in that they are flat with opposed pistons. These turn up about 10,000 RPM and put out 2-3 HP. They are used in large scale flying RC models. Though they are multi cylinder engines they are very simple. They use glow plugs like one cylinder model engines and are compression ignition with glow plug assist.

    I used to fly control line models when I was in school at Lamar University Diesel school. There were a bunch of modelers around Beaumont-Port Arthur area (Golden Triangle) and we would go to meets around the area. I had a kit plane known as the Combat Streak and I made the flaps workable opposite the elevator. I had a Super Tiger 35 that under pressure would turn up to 18,000 RPM and put out 7/8s HP. It was a radically timed engine. I had a tubing from the crankase to the fuel tank vent. It pressurised the fuel tank. you started it with a Chicken Stick because it was very peppy and would cut your fingers off. I would hit it backwards and it would start backwards and run rough for about 30 seconds until it got hot. Then it would pop and begin running forward and instantly pick up speed. Then a little adjustment to the needle valve would peak it out at top RPM. I would run to the control line handle in the mid circle and whoever was with me would let it go. It would damn near screw you into the ground you went around so fast. sO there werew a lot of wingovers and inverted flight, lots of loops, and figure 8s. That thing would flip over on a dime due to the workable flaps. It was the wildest one I ever built. Combat is a riot. You try to cut the other guys streamer without a mid air collision. I wrecked it more than once, but always put it back together. I don't think the wings had a spar that wasn't broken once or twice. Thank God for monocoat the iron on heat shrinking covering. Because it would have taken weeks to re cover the wings with silk span and dope. This way just cut a piece of Monocoat and iron it on and hold the iron over the middle and it would tighten up. Heck flying those things was the second most fun thing i ever had with my clothes on, the first being rifles.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    This guy actually made a working scale model of a Ferrari 312 PB down to every last detail. If he could find a miniature person, the car could actually be driven.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeUMDY01uUA&feature=player_detailpage
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  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,090 Senior Member
    Y'all wanna see something equally impressive? Check it... Warning, long post...
    http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/park.htm
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,424 Senior Member
    GunnerK19 wrote: »
    Y'all wanna see something equally impressive? Check it... Warning, long post...
    http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/park.htm

    Do the .50's really fire when you hit the trigger on the stick?? If not, I'm not impressed.........:hand:

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  • N454casullN454casull Member Posts: 647 Senior Member
    at the Browning museum in Ogden Ut. They have a large collection of minature firearms. Like a 1911 that shoots .22's they all shoot according to the guide.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Neat engine even if it does run on air. :up:
    Here's a site you might like, Tugar. Lots of working model engines, V, inline, radial, and other. Neat stuff.

    http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/KnappCol.htm
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,356 Senior Member
    An a similar note, Robart makes on heck of a nice 7 cylinder radial. It's a 1/5 scale of a Jacob motor. Weighs 7.5 pounds and makes 10hp. Sounds killer too.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    That's one cool radial engine. That would power a big F4U Corsair or F8F Bearcat RC plane nicely!
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