Discussion in 'General Engine Discussion' started by Ukko, Apr 19, 2018.
which is better horizontal or vertical ic engine?
Totally depends on where you are putting it.
For small boats horizontal is my preferred option
Make it adjustable.
Here are some of mine, same basic engine of 10mm bore X 20mm stroke.
Just a few pieces swapped over and they can be either.
By adding the gear for the horizontal, with string wrapped around the shaft, it will easily lift a house brick off the floor with only about 4 or 5psi through it.
Sorry this is about steam, but you should be able to do the same sort of thing with i/c.
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