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Old 07-04-2013, 05:49 AM
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Has anyone owned a Sharma Diesel? What is the internal quality , machining like? Are they any good? I notice they are around $60.00 Canadian.
Old 07-04-2013, 07:52 AM
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Control liner If you do a search on search forums at the left top of the page just put in Sharma diesel quite a few posts will come up dating back to 2007

I have the 09, 15, 19 all with r/c carbs. and muffler ring, yes a copy of PAW, workmanship is good, have run the 09 and 15 easy hand flip starts Think production started in 1975
the only issue I had was a tight barrel in the carb. Mr Sharma sent me a new carb and added a few props for my issue with an apology, took about 10 days from India
They run as well as my PAWs, will they last as long as a PAW??. We know the English iron is better than the Far Eastern stuff time will tell
Fit and finish, casting quality excellent. happy with mine martin
Old 07-04-2013, 10:13 AM
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I am more than happy with mine, a .19 cu" control line version, as well.

The props vary in design, some being copies of Grish; and others may

be copies of Top Flite early nylon props. One of my Sharma props was

actually under cambered!

Tony
Old 07-04-2013, 10:36 AM
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I was one of Sharma's first customers in North America, quite a few years ago now.  I bought several of the original .15 cuin. (2.5 cc) diesels with the integrally-cast intakes which Ed Carlson brought into North America.  The engines were used quite successfully in the Vintage Diesel Combat class which we were flying at the time here in Western Canada. . 

My original Sharma is still going strong, currently flying in a Chaos vintage combat wing. It performs well up to par with a PAW 249 BR (the single ball-race model) and seems just as durable.  It has quite a few hours now in the air with no sign of any requirement for replacement of parts.  After seeing my engines in action, a number of my fellow fliers in our area started using Sharmas, and their experiences too have been very positive.  We've also found that Mr. Sharma is very attentive indeed to customer requests and suggestions. He's also a very nice chap - I get a personal card from him every Christmas! 

So I'd say by all means give one a go! 
Old 07-04-2013, 01:45 PM
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I tried to buy one once from the Sharma on-line shop. An exercise that ended in frustration.

www.sharmamodelaero.com/engine.htm

Who is the North American stockist?
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Ed Carlson in Arizona was stocking them last time I contacted him about a year back  Try phoning him at 602 - 863 - 1684 - that number worked last time I tried. Ed is very reliable and provides good service.
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I've been using a Sharma .15 in a Peacemaker for a while, and I'm very pleased with it. Swings an 8X6 easily, starts quickly and is easy to tune. Actually doesn't need to be tuned once the setting is found, flick it, let it warm up then fly it.

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I recently bought 3 Sharma diesels - a 1.5cc, 2.5cc, and the 3.2cc c/l versions. I have run the 1.5cc and the 3.2cc engines on the test bench and I found them easy to start and tune. The engines came with nylon(?) exhaust manifolds installed. I removed them as I couldn't mount the engines on the test stand with the manifolds on. Here is the link to the Sharma 09 bench run, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XISfcqbdHZU. The Sharma 3.2 can be seen here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpSxMZ_b1B8. The quality of the castings are not as clean as the PAWs, but the ease of starting and handling more than makes up for any minor cosmetic issues. I would definitely recommend these engines. Incidentally, I ordered these engines through a friend from India. Mr. Sharma also included the three nylon props with the order at no extra charge.
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ORIGINAL: greggles47

I've been using a Sharma .15 in a Peacemaker for a while, and I'm very pleased with it. Swings an 8X6 easily, starts quickly and is easy to tune. Actually doesn't need to be tuned once the setting is found, flick it, let it warm up then fly it.

Greg
Me & my big mouth!!

Flying it today, and it stopped abruptly mid-flight. Sounded very terminal.

I got it home & dismantled it and found that the unbushed big end had picked up a bit of junk and become very tight on the crankpin.

Easy job to dismantle and clean up the bearing surface, added a couple of slots on the rod face at the crankpin to force lube into the bigend journal.

Reassembled and tested, runs better than before.

Greg
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Someone is (or was) using them with success:

http://www.flyinglines.org/kb.sharma.html

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