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    Starting with the Boll Aero 18

    Its more ways to turn crankshaft. I personally turn them in four jaw chuck out of ht bolt. Plans do not contain one important note- cylinder bore must be tapered!
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    Starting with the Boll Aero 18

    My first engine was Boll aero too. If you want made crankshaft with separate crankpin, i dont recommend use loctite.Crankpin must be pressed into web.Slide fit+ loctite leads to fail.Imo best option is one piece crankshaft. It be better make cylinder with bigger bore diameter- bigger...
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    making piston ring for Corliss Steam Engine

    Machining these "Z" rings looks a bit tricky. It would be a simpler make two thiner ordinary rings and gaps oriented opposite.
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    MP5 Glow engine

    Make drawings are planned, but there is not enough time.
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    MP5 Glow engine

    This engine is my version of these classic stars.
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    MP5 Glow engine

    Frankly in near future not ;) Liner is made from scrap mild steel shaft and piston is out of cast iron "puck".
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    MP5 Glow engine

    Hi Everyone ! This Boy is my new engine project. Finaly finished and documented :) Parameters are: Bore 19mm Stroke 17mm volume 4,82cc or .29 cu.in Tested on prop MA 9x4 Fuel FAI 74/26 Plug hot Video here:
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    My First Engine Build

    Hi C-mario I read your problems with engine starting.If you make needle valve as in plan (needle taper and fine 4mm thread) you need open at full 4 turn to run rich (if i remember corectly). If you put about 1/2ml of fuel into carb,few times flick and connect igniter.Engine will run.Do not put...
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    Glow plug conversion

    Hi Gerard My conversion was actually with reed valve and not rotary valve. "final" version of reed was looks much simpler. Thin steel reed screved on the backplate. Reed cover that you may see above was removed,because it caused power drop. Reed engine have excellent starting ability ,but often...
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    Building the Felgiebel

    Is acceptable head with thicker wedge profile fins like on old Enya or McCoy engines?
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    Building the Felgiebel

    Hi Maybe possible solution is simple mold by imprint the head pattern horizontally into sand with fins oriented down.
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    Glow engine

    Very well Keith.
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    Glow engine

    Yes it runs well.I must say that your engine is different than i expected. Ordinary glow engine if it stops when battery is disconnected, it is caused by too rich fuel mix or low compression ratio...But in this method of carburation i dont know. Small two stroke also needs plenty of oil for...
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    OS FS120 or Saito copy. Bar stock glow engine.

    If I should choose , it would be a design similar to the Webra T4 engines.Its simple with timing belt ,no cams ,pushrods , rockers, springs etc.
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    Glow engine

    Reed valve is fairly simple to make. I make it experimentaly from 0,05mm steel and plastic foil with same result.Engine with RV have very good starting ability ,but it have one minus.It often start running in reverse direction.
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