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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:14 PM
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SUPER SMALL ENGINES (and turbines)! INCLUDING WORLD's SMALLEST

The Smallest RC Engine In The WORLD! (2 min 9 sec)


After looking around youtube i found these i will edit the post later but for now tell me what you think

HERE's HIS WEBSITE

SUPER SMALL ENGINES HERE

This is truly an amazement and i will keep looking around for videos of them running


ENJOY
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:13 PM
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Ronald Valentine's Engines have been around for a long time, some have even been used in actual model plane (FF and R/C):
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10...m.htm#10588691
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:00 PM
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SUPPOSE there is mass production and we start seeing micro diesels and glows buzzing around
Can't find any of the smallest ones running
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:54 PM
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They are expensive, rather finicky and more of a show piece than really usable in the real world. Not likely to ever see any mass production of such jewel and certainly not glow!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 01:38 PM
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They are expensive, rather finicky and more of a show piece than really usable in the real world. Not likely to ever see any mass production of such jewel and certainly not glow!
But the glowplug would not be the problem, here is one of Alexander Ossovick's tiny glowplugs as used in his 2cc 4-cylinder inline. I do make ignition plugs in the same size. Never tried my hands on glowplugs.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 01:39 PM
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But the glowplug would not be the problem, here is one of Alexander Ossovick's tiny glowplugs as used in his 2cc 4-cylinder inline. I do make ignition plugs in the same size. Never tried my hands on glowplugs.
Plug at left is a standard OS glowplug by the way.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:24 PM
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In such small size a spark plug is more doable like in that tiny 4-strokes which actually run. Anything can be done as a few units without price consideration, but mass production is another story were precision in such small parts is paramount. Leroy Cox was successful in mass producing the TD .010 because of his attention to precision machining and quality control. There is very little demand for very small engines and the market would not support the kind of price they would command, which is sad because now we have very usable small r/c equipment thank to the electric revolution. Diesel can be very small (not having the plug restrictions), but in most countries fuel is a problem as ether is also used in another "Hobby", tiny engines also requires smaller props than what is used for even the Cox TD .010. The two small 2-strokes from Japan uses a regular Cox TD .010 glow head!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:18 PM
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Now that is cool
Cox engines with muffelers etc
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:07 PM
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They are not Cox engines, only uses a Cox glow head! More details on them here:
http://homepage2.nifty.com/tachino/engine6.html
Another interesting but larger engine:
http://www.minimodelengines.com/Feature4C.htm
And even a small turbine:
http://homepage2.nifty.com/tachino/engine2.html
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:14 PM
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Any english pages
it seems to be a messed up page
oh and i will look for the turbine on youtube
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 05:40 PM
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I recall an article in one of the modelling magazines years ago about a guy and the really small model engines he made. If I remember correctly, some of them were about 1 centimeter long. I do not recall if he could actually run them or not.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:19 AM
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Any english pages
it seems to be a messed up page
oh and i will look for the turbine on youtube
The smallest one, and I do mean a fully working turbine not the soldering gas lamp, is called Colibri, made in Germany
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:58 AM
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They are not Cox engines, only uses a Cox glow head! More details on them here:
http://homepage2.nifty.com/tachino/engine6.html
Another interesting but larger engine:
http://www.minimodelengines.com/Feature4C.htm
And even a small turbine:
http://homepage2.nifty.com/tachino/engine2.html
This is one of those George Luhrs miniature fourstroke engines. Height from mounting lug to rockers is only 65mm.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:05 AM
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The world smallest Dooling..... Last picture shows LtoR standard glowplug, one of my home made ignition plugs and an even smaller glowplug that is made by the builder of that tiny Dooling
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:07 AM
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Those familiar with my website do know which is which.......
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