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Old 11-20-2010, 07:54 PM
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I plan on building both a running and nonrunning Mercedes DIII 1/4 scale engine. The nonrunning engine will house a ele. motor and the running engine will run on gas. Both engines will be made out of alum, brass, steel and copper. You can except to pay around 900 dollars for the nonrunning ele. motor and 6000 dollars for the gas engine. I like to get some feed back before I make the extra engines avaible for resale. thank you chuck
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:42 PM
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wow 6K .....I wish I could but dont letthat discourage you. What would be the dimensions and weight and a equivalent size gas motor of the single cylinder variety? Would it be close to a G62? What plane are you building ot for?
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:46 AM
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A Fokker DIII perhaps?
Nice project! If going all out scale, the gas engine would be nice music. IIRC, it is a 6-cylinder in line.
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A Fokker DIII perhaps?
Nice project! If going all out scale, the gas engine would be nice music. IIRC, it is a 6-cylinder in line.
If its a 6 banger inline, then its not for the Fokker D-VIII, as the D-VIII is a radial just like the DR1. Now perhaps it would work fine for the D-VII or the Albatross which were inlines.
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DIII

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My mistake. I thought the Mercedes inline also had been used in the Fokker, but due to low supplies the plane used the Oberursel Radial instead. The DIII Mercedes was indeed used in the Fokker D7
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...mler_DIIIa.jpg

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Hi Chuck,

Regarding your 6-cyl projects, do you have any further information, photos, drawings, or sketches of the planned gas version. My take on it is that the engine doesn't necessarily have to look absolutely scale as long as the size is sufficient and the exhaust is on the correct side as the Merc as your potential customers would likely be scale modelers and could doctor up the appearance if need be.

Any updates?

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I think it might be an idea to look at a 1/3 scale version as there could be more takers I think.
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