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Old Dec 24, 2012, 01:12 PM
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Some more. The X .15 head is kind of different, with an offset plug and combustion chamber. It used a motor specific plug which likely isn't available. Kind of like the Nelson plug without a taper. The other motor is a VA .049 RYOT. (Roll your own timing.)
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 01:43 PM
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The ST head was made for running alky. They made a normal head for nitro.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 02:20 PM
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Some more. The X .15 head is kind of different, with an offset plug and combustion chamber. It used a motor specific plug which likely isn't available. Kind of like the Nelson plug without a taper. The other motor is a VA .049 RYOT. (Roll your own timing.)
Aspeed,

Could you explain what "Roll Your Own Timing" means? I would suppose it has to do with glow head shimming, but I don't know how that is unique.

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Old Dec 24, 2012, 03:08 PM
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There is a clamp ring on the inside of the piston that can be adjusted up or down to vary the height of the piston to give different exh/transfer timing(and piston to head space too) It can be adjusted for different rpm's desired or for say a pipe. It is supposed to be locktited after selected. I just ran it up once to hear it and never played with anything after. more pics with the cs .049, Ucktam .15 piped, most of the X.15 and head.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 03:12 PM
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That's very interesting. I'd love to see what that looks like; maybe I'll have to add a VA to the list.

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Old Dec 24, 2012, 04:51 PM
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The one on the right looks like my Blue Label Rat Racing 40, with the fat-topped cylinder in place. The left might be a second of the same that once had a throttle and exhaust baffle.
Yes, spot on!

The one with the trimmed venturi has tarmac scars on the exhaust side as well. Ironically internally it's in excellent condition and turned the APC 9 x 7 the best of all four. It was about $30 off ebay.

I believe that the Fox 40BB aka the "Golden 40", was the first commercial engine of it's size to top 1 BHP on a magazine engine test. Best of all it only weighed 8 ounces.

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Old Dec 24, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Here's an engine test on a 1964 "Golden 40".
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:45 PM
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I'll see if I can load the scan of the VA RYOTiming thing. It isn't too clear.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 11:47 PM
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K&B Greenhead Head

Here is the pictures of a custom made duel glowplug head for a K&B 35

Bar stock made by the infamous Oba St Clair


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Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Alan,

Thank you for the .pdf's. The RYOT system definitely goes to show the amount of thought and effort put into meeting the needs of the "performing" modeler.

The site below includes a picture of the disassembled engine.

http://www.gregorie.org/freeflight/f1j/va/va.html

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Old Jan 05, 2013, 07:45 PM
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Lots of model diesel engines at this post
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1054975

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Old Jan 05, 2013, 11:01 PM
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And even more glow engines at this post.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1402733

For those unaware of it, I've been through both the diesel and glow topics and collected together all the engine test reports scattered through all those pages here.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 11:36 PM
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Thank you Downunder.
That was a lot of work.
I posted
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...7#post23725145

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 07:18 AM
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This must be the rarest pair of engines I've ever had the pleasure to own.
These H&R Rattlers are again listed in the "The American Engine Encyclopedia" and about 25 known to have been made, the one without the H&R under the exhaust was listed in the book as being "first two or three engines had no H&R under the exhaust" so in the true sense of the word a rare engine.
They now both are living in Canada
Nothing wrong with replying to a 12 month old thread, is there?...lol

John, you know that Andy has Jack Finnerans original Rattler, don't you.
+ the letter that H&R sent jack with the engine.
Now that's rare.

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 07:30 AM
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Anyone know what this mystery engine is?

It's most likely a recent Russian product, may be a 2.5cc F2D engine and may be made by NV, the new incarnation of Norvel.

It appears in a pic on the NV splash page with current production "Norvel" engines.

See: http://www.nvengines.com
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