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Old Aug 21, 2011, 07:06 AM
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Looks a little like an older version of the Pfeffer replica diesel in post #297.

Which by the way, appears to be nicely made; 500 replicas supposedly made.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...054975&page=20


fiery, “battered 1959 Taipan Mk 3 2.5 blue head"…appears that way. Is the rod bent or broken? The RHS (pic) appears to show a weld?

carbon31, welcome to the thread. Nice pictures of your MK-17 and WILO 1,5 (by Willi Otto).

Reginald, as always, nice pictures. How about a few more of the tiny Zapletal GTZ O,12. This is the first I’ve seen.

Mchandrayan, do they still make the Sharma diesels? If so, who is selling them?
Any prop/rpm specs?



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Old Aug 21, 2011, 07:30 AM
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Looks a little like an older version of the Pfeffer replica diesel in post #297.

Which by the way, appears to be nicely made; 500 replicas supposedly made.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...054975&page=20


fiery, “battered 1959 Taipan Mk 3 2.5 blue head"…appears that way. Is the rod bent or broken? The RHS (pic) appears to show a weld?

carbon31, welcome to the thread. Nice pictures of your MK-17 and WILO 1,5 (by Willi Otto).

Reginald, as always, nice pictures. How about a few more of the tiny Zapletal GTZ O,12. This is the first I’ve seen.

Mchandrayan, do they still make the Sharma diesels? If so, who is selling them?
Any prop/rpm specs?



John
Here are a few more pictures of the Zapletal John
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 08:16 AM
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John,
Yes the Sharma diesels are very much still in production at Jodhpur in India.
Made by Sharmas (this is the family name)
Thier site is here - http://www.sharmamodelaero.com
Carlson engines in US and Just Engines in UK sell these
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 08:32 AM
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John,
Yes the Sharma diesels are very much still in production at Jodhpur in India.
Sharma Diesels are even sold over here.
So far, the comments I've heard are solely positive....

SHARMA IN SWEDEN


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Old Aug 21, 2011, 09:31 AM
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John,
Yes the Sharma diesels are very much still in production at Jodhpur in India.
Made by Sharmas (this is the family name)
Thier site is here - http://www.sharmamodelaero.com
Carlson engines in US and Just Engines in UK sell these
They do resemble PAW very much do'nt they ?
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 09:22 PM
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The legend is that, once Mr Efillander was shown a Sharma diesel, and his response was "It is a PAW but we did not make it" :-)
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 09:42 PM
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That Zapletal is nice. It's too bad there aren't more of the around. We had some discussion about an Ebay listing at the other site.

I would have included a link, but RCG has finally disallowed links to competitor's forums.

Let's try this. http://goo.gl/2KHFb

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Old Aug 22, 2011, 01:47 AM
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That Zapletal is nice. It's too bad there aren't more of the around. We had some discussion about an Ebay listing at the other site.

I would have included a link, but RCG has finally disallowed links to competitor's forums.

Let's try this. http://goo.gl/2KHFb

Greg
I did join RCU also but I prefer RCG, it is easier to overlook I feel, I noticed there are'nt too many new items lately. I saw that ebay listing discussion but by then it was already too late to place a bid. And these things go for good money, but then try make one and one that is giving those rpm's.
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 05:33 AM
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So, I made the video of WILO 1,5.
There is it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJodOlyoS6U
Sorry for the quality, next video will be in HD
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 05:20 PM
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Nice to see Wilo running. Does it rev. out on a small prop. Say a 7 X 4???

I notice the crankcase is black. Were they made of magnesium?
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 10:40 PM
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Sharma diesels

I think the Sharma diesels were favored by the National Cadet Corps (similar to the ROTC) which has had a strong aeromodelling program for decades. In contrast, the Aurora engines were marketed mainly to the public through a small chain of stores called the India Hobby Center. I am not sure if this is still the case, but it was so (generally speaking) when I was growing up in India in the 1980s. I think the Sharma ones are better built, and better runners.

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Old Aug 22, 2011, 11:18 PM
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Mills 1.3cc carb/tank assembly

Just a thought that someone may have a carb/tank assembly not needed for a Mills 1.3cc. As previously written (see entry 2406) I have had difficulty in getting my old Mk I to go. I eventually got it to go borrowing a carb off another engine. However, it did not sound good and since I have obtained another Mills engine with a broken crankcase but minus the carb/tank assembly. Photo of my engine attached. Have purchased another new Mills 1.3cc from the Boddington estate to get the plane flying but would like to get the old engine running again.
If you can help send a personal email to me with details. Ta
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 03:47 AM
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A rare animal added to the "projects" list...

Hello,

Coincidentally, I just came across this Swedish made "KOMET II"...quite a rare one...how could I resist..?

Short history:
In the 40's, Mr Ivan Rogstadius designed his Dyno-influated diesel, which soon became a "homebuilder's favourite", due to the plans & build article published in the TFA magazine.
(...something to tinker with behind the blackout boards of the dark 40's...)

Eventually, the "H&B Johansson" Company in Västerås started a serial production of same engine. It had no name....in catalogues etc it was just advertised as "Diesel Engine" , although among modellers it became known as "The Västerås-Diesel" (after the town)...

Eventually, H&B Johansson Co introduced an updated version (still side-port though), called "KOMET". (With a more neatly designed crankcase etc...)

In the early 50's the KOMET was replaced by by an entirely new design, the more "modern" (at the time) , 2.5 cc front intake "KOMET II", the third and last generation of the H&B Johansson diesels.
This didn't last long though...around the mid 50's, due to some kind of conflict (of which I know very little...AFAIK the two Johanssons were NOT brothers...), the partnership split up, and the Komet Era was over...

It is very hard to estimate how many KOMET II:s were really produced.
Today, collectors etc tend to focus their interest on the earlier side port models, and I have found it surprisingly hard to trace any reliable information on this last incarnation of the "Komet"...

This example wouldn't be too hard to tidy up to a decent "user" condition...although a bit tatty, most is there, ready for a face lift...
The T-bar is missing though, and I'm not quite sure about that spinner nut.....some research has to be done, in order to make this engine as original as possible...

Internally, it appears to be in decent shape. Compression is good.


I feel quite happy to have found this KOMET II, as they don't turn up frequently...the "projects list" is growng though...



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Old Aug 23, 2011, 04:12 AM
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Nova 1 diesel

The 1943 Dutch "Nova 1 Diesel" designed by J.V.Leeuwen, Rijswijk in the Netherlands.
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 04:57 AM
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The 1943 Dutch "Nova 1 Diesel" designed by J.V.Leeuwen, Rijswijk in the Netherlands.
And this is the NOVA from my collection
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