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Old Jun 05, 2005, 07:04 AM
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The World's Smallest Inline Diesel Engine


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Old Jun 05, 2005, 01:06 PM
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Old Jun 05, 2005, 04:17 PM
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Maybe you should consider using eBay's search function with "World's Smallest Inline Diesel" ???
Old Jun 05, 2005, 11:15 PM
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it no worky i tried it
Old Jun 06, 2005, 12:06 AM
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I wonder how much the gas station would charge for a thimble full of diesel.
Old Jun 06, 2005, 02:17 AM
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I wonder how much the gas station would charge for a thimble full of diesel.
They would think you're crazy and probably call the police.
Old Jun 06, 2005, 10:10 AM
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which is why you buy only one gallon and thimble it out to your motor!
Old Jun 06, 2005, 11:50 AM
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Interesting!!; but we should all perhaps remember that our own nation's coinage is quite meaningless to others as a gauge of size --- Heaven knows I'm as guilty as anyone, having posted our totally illogical UK coins in many pictures!!!! A metric or imperial ruler in a shot is better understood worldwide?

The thought of trying to hand start and run a twin micro diesel is alarming; bearing in mind that each cylinder has its own ideal mixture and compression settings, which have to be set to absolute perfection for a good run!!!!

For the non diesel-minded, the fuel used is a fearsome threesome of anaesthetic Ether, Parrafin (kerosene) and lube of choice (usually castor) plus anti detonation additives based on cardiac drugs!.

The only non-vintage competitive modelling sphere in which diesel power now excells in is control line team racing, where the fuel efficiency allows them to dominate ---- the motors involved in this frantic sport are not for the slim-walleted!!!!

End of lecture!!

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Old Jun 06, 2005, 01:24 PM
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the engine looks the size of those CL .049 gas engines. i've yet to see one of those in any micro plane, but i'd imagine it would give a great scale appearance and sound. question though: arent all RC engines deisel? they all use a glow plug rather than a spark plug, so doesnt that qualify them?

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Old Jun 06, 2005, 01:41 PM
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Nick,
All glow engines are not disel. They burn Methenol with a mixture of Nitro, the glow plug actually burns the fuel. Where as a Disel engine burns them under compression. The glow plug uses a platinum coil which doesn't go out so long as the engine is running (you hope). That is why glow is glow, it's not disel, and it's not spark.
I hope this help, maybe some one will come and explain this better.
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Old Jun 06, 2005, 01:45 PM
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ok, i gotcha. i guess i assumed that the glow plug only burned the fuel when it was being charged by the glow-plug starter, and then compression just took over after that. thanks Henry

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Old Jun 06, 2005, 02:03 PM
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and theres always the giant gas engines that run like a weedeater.

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Old Jun 06, 2005, 03:22 PM
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Nick,
No problem. I went electric and have never looked back, I love engines, I even have pictures of tattooed on my back, but i love to just plug and fly...No more flame outs...
regards,
Henry
p.s. They sound like weedeaters because they are weedeaters. Man i don't like those things.
Old Jun 06, 2005, 03:23 PM
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I have pistons tattooed on my back not pictures
Old Jun 06, 2005, 03:47 PM
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Our mdel diesel engines are not a true diesel. A true diesel has fuel injection and a higher compression ratio. Our model diesels have compression higher than glow but lower than a true diesel. That is why die ethel ether is added to lower the flash point of the fuel. A diesel model engine has a carb similar to a glow engine but reduced area in the intake. Glow fuel requires more air to support combustion. I fly electric and diesel models. Jack


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