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Old 11-26-2014, 06:54 PM
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Unfortunately, I don't read Chinese and the instructions don't say what it is. Anyone know anything about it?
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:37 PM
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It's a Silver Swallow. Originally known as a Yin-Yan. Looks to be an older Yin-Yan as it has no separate venturi insert. They were made in quantity in mainland China from the 60's to the 80's. Essentially a copy of a Hungarian diesel (Vella, Alag or Proton).

It looks to be in good shape though missing the usual lock-lever for the comp. screw. Perhaps unrun.

Go to this site:

http://modelenginenews.org/


Click on "engines" in the left hand column, and then 'finder'; and click on the drop-down engine menu. Near the bottom of the list you will see the entry for 'Yin-Yan diesels'.

The information in the article will tell you all you need to know about them.

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Old 11-26-2014, 09:00 PM
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It actually says "Silver Swallow" on the bottom right of the box Looks brand new!
Old 11-26-2014, 10:49 PM
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There is a bit to be had with the search parameters "Silver Swallow."
e.g.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/ever...r-swallow.html
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Great! Thanks for the info, I will read up on it.
Old 12-03-2014, 08:02 PM
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Default Silver Swallow diesels

They are fairly common and were believed to reproduce on their own if left in a drawer undisturbed. Found these hiding in the bottom of one of the drawers.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:52 AM
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My Silver Swallow has the name in English under the Chinese lettering on the side. It starts easily and runs well. It is a good sport engine.
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