Glow Ignition Racing Engines

Help Support HMEM:

lohring

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2011
Messages
348
Reaction score
124
Some of you may be interested in a series I wrote about the development and construction of high power model engines. It's an attempt to preserve the heritage of a dying breed. I still have memories from the late 1950s of screaming control line speed engines fueled with shoe polish smelling nitrobenzene in exotic mixtures with names like Missile Mist. I hope there is enough information in these articles for an ambitious person to design and build these engines. Unfortunately, I doubt that they live in English speaking countries. Links are below:

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2018/october/14/ History

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2019/april/24/ Modern Piston & Liner Construction

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2019/october/4 Cylinder Head Design

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2020/april/4/ Tuned Pipe Design

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2020/October/4/ Port Design & Scavenging

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2021/march/16/ Mechanical Design

Lohring Miller
 

BaronJ

Grumpy Old Git.
Joined
Dec 6, 2013
Messages
1,245
Reaction score
671
Location
York, North Yorkshire
Some of you may be interested in a series I wrote about the development and construction of high power model engines. It's an attempt to preserve the heritage of a dying breed. I still have memories from the late 1950s of screaming control line speed engines fueled with shoe polish smelling nitrobenzene in exotic mixtures with names like Missile Mist. I hope there is enough information in these articles for an ambitious person to design and build these engines. Unfortunately, I doubt that they live in English speaking countries. Links are below:

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2018/october/14/ History

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2019/april/24/ Modern Piston & Liner Construction

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2019/october/4 Cylinder Head Design

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2020/april/4/ Tuned Pipe Design

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2020/October/4/ Port Design & Scavenging

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2021/march/16/ Mechanical Design

Lohring Miller
Hi Lohring, Non of these links work for me !
 

Tim Wescott

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2018
Messages
280
Reaction score
83
Control line speed is alive and well in the US. These days it's more taking production engines and modifying them -- but the mods get pretty heavy.
 

lohring

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2011
Messages
348
Reaction score
124
The last capitalized words are descriptions, not part of the links.

Lohring Miller
 

BaronJ

Grumpy Old Git.
Joined
Dec 6, 2013
Messages
1,245
Reaction score
671
Location
York, North Yorkshire
Links are not working
I fell for that issue, everything after the last "/" is not part of the link. I've put a corrected list below.

History
namba.com/content/library/propwash/2018/october/14/

Modern Piston & Liner Construction

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2019/april/24/

Cylinder Head Design

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2019/october/4

Tuned Pipe Design

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2020/april/4/

Port Design & Scavenging

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2020/October/4/

Mechanical Design

namba.com/content/library/propwash/2021/march/16/

Everything in bold is just a description.
 

bluejets

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2014
Messages
311
Reaction score
106
There's a small java app for tuned pipe design I have somewhere from way back when we used to operate on stock engines for pylon racing. See if I can find it.
 

jetstuff

Member
Joined
Mar 17, 2021
Messages
15
Reaction score
4
Location
North Norfolk UK
Lohring,
Many thanks for that series of articles, I'm just getting interested in tether cars and some great info there.
 

cobra

Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2010
Messages
15
Reaction score
3
Another great source of information on tuning two stroke engines including design of the exhaust.

.
 

Latest posts

Top