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Old 03-03-2011, 07:27 PM
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Here is my example of the Clan 0.48cc model diesel engine. Does anyone know what size props one should run on this engine? Any performance notes as to RPMs to expect?
Being about a .034 cu in. engine displacement I was thinking along the lines of a 5x3 prop maybe a 6x3 prop. Being a side valve engine the 6x3 prop is probably about right as it won't really turn high RPMs like the little Cox engines do.
it is a really nice looking engine. Mike really outdid himself in making these little jewels of engineering marvels.
Anyway I am sort of itching to give it a run and see how it does, then figure out a neat little plane to put it on.








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I'd suggest you go slightly larger-a 6.5x3 or a Master7x3-its a sideport, so it will be a higher torque, lower rev engine. I picked one up a few months back second hand, and I wouldn't rate it a particularly easy engine to start, compared with others of the type. From new, its likely to be even harder till it gets some time on it.

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Thanks for the suggestions.
I appreciate it.

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Default RE: Clan 0.48cc engine

Just one word of caution - a number of these had cylinders that were incorrectly machined in such a way that the transfer port didn't open! If you can't get yours to go, check this point out...............

I've always run mine on a 6x3 with no problems. The thing is to use a fuel with a higher than usual ether content - this applies to all tiny diesels. Try 40% ether.

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Thanks for the heads up.

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Default RE: Clan 0.48cc engine

although i heard these are easier to start than the clan .24cc

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