I really wish the company that makes this would ship to the US. I'd buy a kit in a heartbeat.
I was stationed in Mannheim, Germany and I've seen the one in the museum there. I wish I could even get the plans for it. I can understand enough German (I think) to make one. I contacted the company and they won't sell just the plans. -Sigh.
I made the carburetor as on the plan no problem.
compression is sufficient
I start by launching the steering wheel by hand, plug the carburetor with a finger for 1a 2 turns to suck up the petrol.
My first attempt in starting the engine was not very successful, mainly I think due to the incapability of the ignition units used.Hi,
Thank you very much for your prompt and encouraging reply.
I think that it will be possible to try out starting the engine soon.
In the mean time I will take some pictures and start posting as soon as possible.
Edward. If you want something nearer to scale I made a more realistic spark plug.View attachment 115536
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The ceramic plug I got from ignition electrode connection M4 L1 35mm 10343 | horecatiger I just ground down the bottom part of the ceramic to 5mm Dia. with a diamond wheel on the dremel. The 4mm thread is screwed onto a 2.5mm thread. The electrode sits well down into the combustion chamber. Just not sure what to use to seal everything when it's bolted in place.
I will be using a surface carb similar to the benz but with my own internal design. A quick general question I have made a float. It is soldered both ends. Obviously the flux can't be removed from the inside. Does anyone see any problems with that or is there a better way to make a float. View attachment 115539
Hi gg89220,My first attempt in starting the engine was not very successful, mainly I think due to the incapability of the ignition units used.
The ignition units were meant to be used in my model rc aircraft. The firing was intermittent to nothing at all.
I believe a strong thick spark is essential in this particular engine, that is why I could see a large HT coil illustrated in the TS site.
I too am looking at making this engine. Any chance of seeing your video of your final product.Hi gg89220,
Good news. I got the engine running. The main problem was in my ignition unit. It was replaced with an automotive ignition coil and the engine ran nicely.
Made a few short runs with butane Gas, and with petrol using a Jan Ridders universal vapour carbeurator. The carb mentioned in plans was not very successful
in today's runs. May be I will try later.
Pictures and a video clip will be posted in the near future.
Thanks very much for your support.