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powderpig
12-07-2011, 07:02 AM
Here is a link, maybe it is a repost. Still very cool what a guy can do. 10 min video


http://www.wimp.com/tiniestengine/

Enjoy

Overlander
12-07-2011, 07:38 AM
Very inspiring - a tribute to top level dedication and amazing attention to detail. Wasn't sure at the end if it ran under its own power, somehow.... didn't even matter.

The last slide said that he invested 1220hours into it.... wow.

Woodsman
12-07-2011, 08:22 AM
Pretty cool . . . though I am partial to Cummins new 95 liter locomotive diesel.

http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_release/10446673/cummins-launches-qsk95-high-speed-diesel-with-more-than-4000-hp-for-locomotives

wesintl
12-07-2011, 08:56 AM
wonder how long it can run with no oiling system

rover67
12-07-2011, 09:28 AM
I liked seeing that crank getting made.

Uncle Ben
12-07-2011, 10:22 AM
wonder how long it can run with no oiling system

I think it is running on air pressure not actually internal combustion. No glow plugs or spark plugs!

wesintl
12-07-2011, 10:24 AM
I think it is running on air pressure not actually internal combustion. No glow plugs or spark plugs!

doesn't matter how it's running there is still friction

Uncle Ben
12-07-2011, 10:47 AM
doesn't matter how it's running there is still friction

True but at least the heat is only from friction and not combustion which will keep expansion under control. He used some clear lube on assembly. You would think it would shed it quickly by centrifugal force. These projects always interest me but to be honest I love the actual working ones.

http://www.weberprecision.com/

Here's a v-12 that actually runs on combustion....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=lc6jCGHj6Nc

Red_Chili
12-07-2011, 11:15 AM
Good thing we stopped the Germans when we did!!
Picture that thing in your RC airplane. Like, Me109F 1/10 scale. Woot.