Whittle Aero V8 WIP

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Rob.Barrett

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Con Rod with shell bearings. Just have to make another 7 now. :-[



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metalmad

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all the builds are looking great :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Hi Tony,

This engine is great!!

This kit is in a list for my future choice, after I learn and practice the technigues of machining. Currently, I'm enabling my home shop.

Best Regards,

Alexandre
 

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Hi all, just joined the group, I live in the UK and am building the Whittle, currently machining the crankshaft.
Interested to know what size/thread screws Rob is using for the big end caps ?
emgee.
 

Rob.Barrett

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Hi,

All the threads I've used on this engine are metric, mainly 1.6mm. The big end screws are 1.6mm high tensile with the heads turned down a little. I got them from RS Components here in the UK. They're a bit pricey but for something as important as the big ends I thought it was worth it. Here are the rest of the rods.
Rob

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This engine build is great. It's great to see the various parts being built - brilliant.

Has anyone actually used one of these engines in a model plane and successfully flown it?
 

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Wow! Nice work! I really admire the attention to detail.

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agmachado

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Wonderful this work!

What are a next steps ?

Cheers,

Alexandre
 

stevehuckss396

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I'm getting confused!!

How many different Whittles are being built in this thread?

If you are not Cobra, could you start your own threads? This way it would be easier to keep track of whos parts are who.

BTW Awesome work on all of them. This engine is on my bucket list. Keep it coming!!

Steve
 

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I too was a bit confused. Has anybody heard from Tony (Cobra428)? I have not see a post here from him for at least 6 months!

Jeff
 

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Rob.Barrett said:
Drive flange and washer.
Hi Rob,

I'm just turned the taper on the crank and the dimensions on the plan don't work out - that is to say a 7degree inclusive angle don't produce a taper 0.5 inches long, which is necessary to accomodate a standard prop (at least). Did you come across this, how did you deal with it?

Regards

Steve
 

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