Upscaled Elmer's #5 as an IC?

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    a41capt

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    I love the gear driven action of Elmer's #5, but I wonder if it could be scaled up and/or redesigned as an IC model instead?

    Lots of movement, interesting mechanicals, potentially a hit and miss? Twin flywheels, ball Governor, anything else to overly complicate an already difficult build?

    Just thinking out loud, of course... but, have any of you had similar ideations of this type of lunacy or am I the only one that’s this nutty?

    John W
     
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    the impulse of combustion would be very hard on the gears and the pin between the conrod and the gear. Steam/Air has much less force, but over a longer time period.
     
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    Excellent point regarding the violence of the IC process. This is exactly why I look to the very experienced members of this list!

    Thanks,

    John W
     

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