Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Engine Porn

I was over at Chicken Mom's to check up on the farm and the birds when I noticed this little gif she had up:



Poetry in motion...

Round engines rule. I love the way they start: Chuf chuf chuf BANG chufchufchufchuf BANG chufchufchufchufchufchufchufchuf....

The full size engines are a mechanical marvel. But...can you imagine one of these that will fit in the palm of your hand?


These are the BIG model engines...I can't find the little one I saw at the RC field last night but I wast told it was a 35cc evolution engine.


Yesterday I flew Super Dave Osbourne without incident despite a cranky motor and three deadstick landings. An idle adjustment fixed the stoppages. Old Ron though - one of the best RC aviators at our field, turned his Piper Cub into a lawn dart and crashed it so bad that the tail almost sheared off. The aviation gods have no qualms whatsoever about betraying even those that love them most!

Super Dave is a trainer plane I have been running for a season and part of this one - and my next step up the ladder is to a tail dragger low wing - a slightly more advanced trainer. I think I may take a swing at that one later this week or next...but more 'lawn darts' are probably in the offing.

UPDATED:

Here is the darling little baby engine breaking in on the test stand. I love it: the lifter rods and the rocker arms and a throaty little growl from such a small beast:


3 comments:

  1. There is something vaguely sexual about that engine movement. Of course I think that about a lot of stuff...

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