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Feb 26, 2013, 10:54 AM
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Many CO2 motors were made in eastern countries, among them the famous Gasparin:
http://www.gasparin.cz/?show=frames&...hatsnew&lng=en
Bill Brown in the US had a few models too:
http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/BrownJr.htm
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Feb 27, 2013, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by coriolan
Many CO2 motors were made in eastern countries, among them the famous Gasparin:
http://www.gasparin.cz/?show=frames&...hatsnew&lng=en
Bill Brown in the US had a few models too:
http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/BrownJr.htm
This is the smallest engine made by Gasparin, total height is 10mm, it was purpose made for collectors.
Feb 27, 2013, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by coriolan
Many CO2 motors were made in eastern countries, among them the famous Gasparin:
http://www.gasparin.cz/?show=frames&...hatsnew&lng=en
Bill Brown in the US had a few models too:
http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/BrownJr.htm
I especially like the CO2 that spins like a WW1 LeRhone engine. That would look super cool on say a Fokker DR1 Triplane or EIII Eindecker park flyer.
Feb 27, 2013, 09:16 AM
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This is the smallest engine made by Gasparin, total height is 10mm, it was purpose made for collectors.
That is really tiny, would look great on say a pistachio scale stick and tissue rubber powered plane (under 8" - 200mm wingspan).
Feb 27, 2013, 10:41 AM
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I especially like the CO2 that spins like a WW1 LeRhone engine. That would look super cool on say a Fokker DR1 Triplane or EIII Eindecker park flyer.
That rotary does indeed spin like those WWI engines but make the right sound as well with some hesitating sputtering at the end of the charge. That second one is, as far as I know, the only 18 cylinder that Gasparin built, the leaflet underneath the stand says it is a prototype.
Feb 27, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Yeah Reginald. that giant monster sized Cox Baby Bee has to be the greatest engine ever made. What was it something like a 50cc displacement engine?


Usually on the tiny engines getting them to start and run was a tricky proposition. Then they usually wore out quite fast as they needed very precision fitting of the internal parts and with such close tolerances it doesn't take much to wear them out of course. Then air doesn't scale down as the engines get smaller, thus the little tiny propellers wind up being very inefficient and may not be able to provide any useable thrust.

The COX .010 engine was around the extreme limit of small size in being able to power a model airplane OK. It is surprising as to how long the little engines would last when using them too. I flew a couple of them on ACE Littlest Sticks years ago and the engines outlasted the airplanes. The airplanes actually wore out from slowly getting too heavy over time from soaking up oil from the engine being run; either that or the engines were getting worn and more weak running, hard to tell now.
Feb 27, 2013, 10:47 AM
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That is really tiny, would look great on say a pistachio scale stick and tissue rubber powered plane (under 8" - 200mm wingspan).
Some examples of Gasparin powered peanuts I did build in the past. Blériot, two Taylor Cub's F-2 and S.Dumont Demoiselle. All this was built before them tiny rc stuff was available. The Taylors are magnificent ff flyers.
Feb 27, 2013, 11:02 AM
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Yeah Reginald. that giant monster sized Cox Baby Bee has to be the greatest engine ever made. What was it something like a 50cc displacement engine?


Usually on the tiny engines getting them to start and run was a tricky proposition. Then they usually wore out quite fast as they needed very precision fitting of the internal parts and with such close tolerances it doesn't take much to wear them out of course. Then air doesn't scale down as the engines get smaller, thus the little tiny propellers wind up being very inefficient and may not be able to provide any useable thrust.

The COX .010 engine was around the extreme limit of small size in being able to power a model airplane OK. It is surprising as to how long the little engines would last when using them too. I flew a couple of them on ACE Littlest Sticks years ago and the engines outlasted the airplanes. The airplanes actually wore out from slowly getting too heavy over time from soaking up oil from the engine being run; either that or the engines were getting worn and more weak running, hard to tell now.
I will try to run the "obese" Cox this summer. It is freezing cold here and it looks like winter does not feel like clearing off, I do have a serious cold and that too does not seem to disappear despite several medications. I will then ask Danny to film the running of that engine. By the way, remember my Maier V-twin problems ? that's now running like a Swiss watch thanks to the prompt and good servive of Wolfgand Maier.
Feb 27, 2013, 05:20 PM
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I will have to keep a sharp eye out as I realy want to see that elephantine babebee running too
Feb 27, 2013, 05:55 PM
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I will try to run the "obese" Cox this summer. It is freezing cold here and it looks like winter does not feel like clearing off, I do have a serious cold and that too does not seem to disappear despite several medications. I will then ask Danny to film the running of that engine. By the way, remember my Maier V-twin problems ? that's now running like a Swiss watch thanks to the prompt and good servive of Wolfgand Maier.
hope everything is ok
Feb 27, 2013, 09:01 PM
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Reginald, please do run that monster and video record it. That has to be the most awesome engine I have seen. I hope you get well soon too.
Feb 28, 2013, 10:14 AM
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Reginald
s giant scale Cox Baby Bee engine:

Feb 28, 2013, 05:04 PM
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Lovely models.
The Demoiselle is great.
That decidedly oversized twin cyl does look out of place on it though.
Seems as it should be on an 'at least' twice as big Demoiselle facsimile.
As size reference the notch in the wing leading edges of the Demo was for prop clearance.
Hasn't Gasparin ceased with the Co2 jewelry ? currently :-) concentrating on wee electric motors?
Mar 01, 2013, 02:11 AM
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Lovely models.
The Demoiselle is great.
That decidedly oversized twin cyl does look out of place on it though.
Seems as it should be on an 'at least' twice as big Demoiselle facsimile.
As size reference the notch in the wing leading edges of the Demo was for prop clearance.
Hasn't Gasparin ceased with the Co2 jewelry ? currently :-) concentrating on wee electric motors?
Too large ? Well the original Duteil-Chalmers engine was very large, of course most of the modern replica's use much smaller engines. Problem with my model was that I should have used a smaller capacity engine but at the same time thinner ang longer, but this was built in the early 90'ies...
Mar 06, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Wow !
jow big is that?
does it just look big or is it?


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