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Old May 25, 2009, 07:37 PM
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Model Diesel Engines

Engine test data, a big thank you to Downunder
see post #4442

http://sceptreflight.net/Model%20Eng...sts/Index.html

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Have a diesel that you want to share pictures of? Please do. Mention the make in the subject line.
A few pictures such as front, top, side, rear of each engine and the instructions would make a nice display.

Interesting posts with pictures

#3632 stress free flying, small diesel free flight model
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#3685, 3836 Parra Wasp 1.5cc
#9 AM10
#10 DC350
#11 ETA 2.5 one of the very best team race diesels (1960's)
#12 Super Tiger (ST) G15 RV
#14 DC Merlin
#15 Webra 1.5

#3701 FOK25
#3709 1970 Ed Racer, (rear cover is black plastic)
#3722 Sugden Special TBR 2.5
#3730 Taifin Hurrik- a twin, possibly home made
#3750 Taplin Twin series III (red head)
#3765 Philtech
#3816 Record K8
#3836 Parra Wasp compared to other 1.5 engines
Merco .29diesel see page 98 -posts 1467, 1468, and page 99 post 1475
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Old May 25, 2009, 07:47 PM
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Sounds good to me..

Make it as sticky and put in all the test sheets report scans and photos we can dredge up.
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:53 PM
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I guess I should limber up my camera. I only have a few left from my collection; sold most of it off so that we could eat a few years ago!

Coming up: Oliver Tiger Major R/C, a pair of Sesquis, and others...
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Old May 25, 2009, 09:45 PM
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Does anyone know anything about the Silver Swallow diesel? An 09 I believe.

Thanks Bill
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Old May 25, 2009, 11:07 PM
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Does anyone know anything about the Silver Swallow diesel? An 09 I believe.

Thanks Bill
They can be both bad and good. Need to be looked at to see how the fits are and how they feel..
They come in 1.5cc and 2.5cc sizes in various coloured anodised heads.
Quite a pretty plain bearing motor ideal for sport flying IMHO.
I have not had one for a long time, but did have several in both sizes come in from China back in the mid to late 80s, that were sold on for the above purpose.
YIN YAN in Mandarin was the original name of them that I believe translates to SILVER SWALLOW in English..
They seem to be often on eBay so if they are 'old stock' or being remade I'm not sure. I have a feeling CS may have been or be involved.
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Old May 26, 2009, 01:23 AM
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I have a 2.5 silver swallow. Bought new in about 1988 but the stamp on the box said it was manufactured in 68. There was a story at the time that someone found/discovered a container/wharehouse etc. (depending on who tells story) of these engines, that had been siting in china for 20 odd years. Mine is a dog on the big venturi, small one supplied is better.Maybe after running in it would be better with the big venturi. Some people swear by them.I have seen one throw the shaft, it sheared off at the induction hole.Prop etc. lost in orbit.
At the timer the 'mars 'diesel from russia was the same price -about$28-32 AUD and about as popular.I never had the Mars but I think it was heavier.
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Old May 26, 2009, 05:22 AM
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Mine is a dog on the big venturi, small one supplied is better.Maybe after running in it would be better with the big venturi.
Diesels in general could run with ridiculously narrow venturis - and as long as you stay in the larger prop/lower revs usage, it's a good idea to go down in size of venturis and carbs, as the fuel suction will be more reliable, starting easier etc, as the velocity of the inlet air is kept high, and subsequently the vacuum.

When requiring higher revs (C/L Combat, T/R etc...) and using smaller props, the situation is obviously different...
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Old May 26, 2009, 07:13 AM
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Sounds good AM 10
This one is a dog to try & re start when it is hot....
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Old May 26, 2009, 12:29 PM
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Am 10
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Old May 26, 2009, 12:32 PM
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The DC 350 brothers... bought both for about $20USD. Never got around to running the glow. The diesel runs ok but needs a locking screw.
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Old May 26, 2009, 12:33 PM
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This one is a finger bighter.
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Old May 26, 2009, 12:36 PM
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G.15 RV not a nice engine.... heavy, a vibrator brrrr, brrrrr,
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Old May 26, 2009, 12:37 PM
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I know... its a glow. But should be a diesel. looks like a diesel, sounds like a diesel...
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Old May 26, 2009, 12:40 PM
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A tad noisy but quite a powerful & easy handling engine. Power to weight is good.DC Merlin ... or is that super merlin) a friend gave me the spinner nut)|
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Old May 26, 2009, 12:42 PM
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A good sports engine, needs some more running. Very pleasant looking finning in my opinion.
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