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Old 03-16-2011, 01:14 PM
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hi out there i was wondering if anyone had experience building or operating the nano 0.1cc engine i have bought the plans for it and shall attempt it when i have a little bit more experience has anyone used these engines?

http://modelenginenews.org/nano/index.html

that is the link to the website where i first heard about this little engine the plans are availible here

http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/15586/pe40nano

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:03 AM
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oh yeah i forgot to say that these plans originally came in a model engineer magazine
Old 03-17-2011, 10:09 AM
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That does look most fascinating. let us all know how it goes.
I am strongly tempted to buy the plans too.

Old 03-17-2011, 05:48 PM
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Hi - I did not jump in on this right away beacuse I do not have a lot of experience as a model machinist. In fact I have not built an entire engine. Not yet, that is. I have been working at machining and engine rebuilding for over ten years.

Since I have not seen an answer from one of our journeyman craftsmen, here is my two bits-worth. Based mostly on what I've heard and read...

This engine is really tiny! And as one goes down is size, problems escalate in geometric proportion. Biggest prob is in getting good fits. Namely piston-cylinder. Laping a cylinder bore and a piston are hand work and an art. Its a matter of experience, judgement, and feel. Easy to learn on parts that are big enough. A 2.5 cc engine is a nice size to work with. But on something the size of the Nano 0.1, can be an exercise in frustration. Likely several discarded pistons before achieving a decent fit.

Then there is the problem of short engine life. Anyway, so I have heard...

I suggest you build a larger engine or two first. Or maybe you have. And are ready to take on the Nano? Good luck!

I would feel more comfortable if somebody who has more experience than I would give more authoritative information! Especially about this engine.

Interesting statements in the Model Engine News article, including that such small engines are almost impossible to hand start owing to such small rotating inertia. I find starting some of my smallest diesels can be a challenge. But none are THIS little!


Regards. -Gary
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just what i was thinking i would love to build this but i know it will be hard so will probably save it for later
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would anyone build this engine for $170??????????
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Um - that was $1,700? Right?

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no unfortunatly not[]
Old 03-19-2011, 03:24 AM
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You could talk to [link=http://www.ronald-valentine-engines.com/Home_Page.html]Valetine[/link] or simply by one of his small engines.

As a beginner/novice you are much better of with something larger though.
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Default RE: nano 0.1cc engine

yeah i know i just cant help it i just feel like i need a tiny engine i probably will get a valentine
thanks for the replies guys
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Default RE: nano 0.1cc engine

if you are interested...
They happen to have a DC Bambi 0.15cc diesel engine on Ebay at this time, with 5 days left on the auction.
150583457797
it is almost as small in displacement than the Nano engine. A Cox .010 engine has a larger displacement than it does.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-D-C-Bamb...item230f793805

ref
http://modelenginenews.org/cardfile/bambi.html
The info about filing your own aluminum prop from the blank that came with the original production engine was interesting.


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thanks for that link  i actually already have this in my watch list

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