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Old Feb 03, 2013, 06:01 AM
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Must be a million model engineer guys in the USA that would make one for you if you have one to copy surely . Geoff.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 01:29 PM
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What's This Please?

Hi All
Can anyone please confirm what this engine is on E-Bay.
Thanks BB
http://www.ebay.com/itm/148A-Taplin-...item257a7ee33a
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Thanks for posting.
marine diesel looks interesting with the large fly wheel and water jacket.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Hi All
Can anyone please confirm what this engine is on E-Bay.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/148A-Taplin-...item257a7ee33a
Yes, without any doubt, it's a watercooled ED Comp Special, 2 cc.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 03:32 AM
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re Taplin

Thanks for that info.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 10:32 PM
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PAW "80", a 0.8 cc diesel

The PAW .8 cc, is a small diesel, especially when compared to a 10 cc diesel. Again thanks to Bill. I haven't had a chance to run this one, but it appears to be well made, "tough", and has lots of compression.
Best of all, they are still available.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 02:57 PM
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I have an Enya .41 four stroke diesel. Just wish the four stroke had a compression adjustment. Jack
Aside from using a sleeve valve like a full scale Bristol Hercules, how are you going to vary combustion chamber volume?
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 03:21 PM
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Aside from using a sleeve valve like a full scale Bristol Hercules, how are you going to vary combustion chamber volume?
Geoff and Jack, we've been through all this before. The Enya has a dummy plug (screwed into the glowplug hole) that allows slight compression adjustment (by adding or removing washers I suppose), but not while running of course.
Apparently this is sufficient and they are said to run well. In fact, they run as a "fixed compression diesel", but ultra-rugged construction allows very high compression, so that "normal" (variable compression) fuels can be used, and running is less affected by ambient air temperature (than in the case of a fixed compression diesel).
A thing called a "diesel gadget" was also marketed some time ago, to allow other glow engines to run using the same principle (a dummy plug that can slightly vary compression).
Geoff, the Laser .75 fourstroke diesel does actually have a small contra-piston. The two valves leave sufficient surface area in the combustion chamber to accomodate an orifice in which a small contra piston can be operated by a normal compression screw.
Geoff, a little more than 50 years ago, I spent a year or two being dragged around the world by a couple of Bristol Hercules, and later even by four Centaurus.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Avro triplane and Cox 049 diesel

This posting from Steve (mlbco) is worth a look: it uses a small Cox 049 diesel, and it provides a video of a scale model being flown with it. The sound of the little diesel really matches well with this triplane.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1583373

RN Models Avro Triplane Mk IV

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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Yes, without any doubt, it's a watercooled ED Comp Special, 2 cc.
Looks very much like it's cousin.....beautiful looking engines, one diesel, one on gas.

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Geoff and Jack, we've been through all this before. The Enya has a dummy plug (screwed into the glowplug hole) that allows slight compression adjustment (by adding or removing washers I suppose), but not while running of course.
Apparently this is sufficient and they are said to run well. In fact, they run as a "fixed compression diesel", but ultra-rugged construction allows very high compression, so that "normal" (variable compression) fuels can be used, and running is less affected by ambient air temperature (than in the case of a fixed compression diesel).
A thing called a "diesel gadget" was also marketed some time ago, to allow other glow engines to run using the same principle (a dummy plug that can slightly vary compression).
Geoff, the Laser .75 fourstroke diesel does actually have a small contra-piston. The two valves leave sufficient surface area in the combustion chamber to accomodate an orifice in which a small contra piston can be operated by a normal compression screw.
Geoff, a little more than 50 years ago, I spent a year or two being dragged around the world by a couple of Bristol Hercules, and later even by four Centaurus.
Brian
Pictures of the engine the last one shows the dummy plug.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:39 PM
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Sorry to have dragged up old stuff. Where is the rocker cover on the Enya? My only Enya 4 stroke is a glow .53, and it has a cover. Does the diesel have too much blow-by to allow a cover to be used?

Re the Cox in the Avro triplane: I note that it uses the double slit exhaust ports. No wonder it has no power!
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For some reason Enya leaves the rocker cover off. It is supposed to be in the box though. I don't remember reading anything in the instructions about why they didn't put the cover on either.

Now in place of the glow plug there is just enough room for a Lenova Energy Cell to be put in. But you may have to stop the engine to adjust it though, as it will be close to the prop.

Cox had to come out with the narrow double slit exhaust ports to arrest sparks so the engines don't set off fires. There were some government regulations about it in the later years.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 12:18 AM
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Yes, without any doubt, it's a watercooled ED Comp Special, 2 cc.
If its marked mkIII, it would be an E.D. MkIII. 2.49cc rather than a comp. special. but the intake is at the rear like a comp. special, go figure..
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If its marked mkIII, it would be an E.D. MkIII. 2.49cc rather than a comp. special. but the intake is at the rear like a comp. special, go figure..
OK, one day I'll go through all the Mk IIs, Comp Specials and Mk IIIs on this thread.
First of all, many Comp Specials exist with the front housing marked "Mk II", there are also many with the housing marked "Mk III", and there are also a lot where the "Mk III" in the casting has been crudely modified to "Mk II", i.e. they filed off the last "I"!
Concerning the Mk III 2.49 side-port, the real problem is that it was never really a "production" engine. The few that were made have significant differences (particularly concerning the carb/tank/fuel cutout), and there just aren't enough of them around to be able to establish what should be "normal".
We can discuss this further if anyone is interested...
Now, concerning the engine on eBay, the definite giveaway is the serial number "WM 1978 C". The "C" indicates that it's a Comp Special. The "W" means that it actually left the factory as a boat engine (so it's probably entirely original - good!) and, as is well-known, "M 1978" means that it's the 197th engine made in December 48.
Finally, "just for a smile" and concerning the 2.49 side-port... Those of you who possess Mike Clanford's book could have a look at the 2.49 side-port... and have a look at the (visible) serial number. The S/N ends with a "C"! Thus, IMHO, the engine has a "genuine" top end, that's been assembled on a Comp Special crankcase...
As the French say... "Ce n'est pas une science exacte..."
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