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Old 12-30-2006, 03:12 PM
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I'm interested in building a RC Engine,not a model engine but infact a true RC Engine (maybe a .40 or .46), and would like to know if anybody has tried it before. I would appreciate any help on designs or ideas or even just where to get help. I am an Engineer living in South Africa with a newly found passion for model engines and would like to try and build an engine that is capable of actually running in a model plane and not a Bench model.


Any and All help will be Welcome
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:26 PM
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Gasoline powered 40/46?
Old 12-30-2006, 05:09 PM
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Yes, Preferably. Currently I would like to stay with gasoline.
Old 12-30-2006, 05:16 PM
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Not a problem lots of folks have done this. Some even get a bit carried away. http://modelrotaryflyer.tripod.com/index.htm
For a more realistic look of things google up strictly IC. They were a magazine decated to mini engines and they had several bar stock model engines in their plans section.
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This is currently what I'm looking at [link=http://manuals.hobbico.com/osm/46ax-manual.pdf]http://manuals.hobbico.com/osm/46ax-manual.pdf[/link] or at least something in that line
Old 12-30-2006, 08:17 PM
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Thats a GLOW engine.

Now are you talking about a GLOW engine that runs off methanol fuel with oil and nitro added?

Or are you talking about a gasoline (petrol) engine that requires a spark plug and ignition system?

There is a BIG difference here. A lot of guys get the terminology wrong and mistakenly call the little glow engines GAS because thats what marketing and corporations do to products.

If you want to build a GLOW engine that runs off methanol and a glow plug--then I need to move this thread to a different forum. The fellas in the glow engines forum can help you out a lot, but I don't want to move this over there if your REALLY trying to build a GASOLINE (petrol) burning engine that requires an ignition system and a spark plug.

So which is it?

Are you talking about a GLOW engine or a GAS engine. They are NOT the same thing and that link you just posted is most definetly a GLOW engine.
Old 12-31-2006, 09:13 AM
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My apologies, I am in fact looking at a glow engine, thanks for the correction.
Old 12-31-2006, 09:54 AM
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Check out this V-12 a german guy just built

http://xmerlinx.xm.funpic.de/photo/i...=/V12%20Motor/

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Old 12-31-2006, 11:23 AM
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Go to this link: http://www.modelenginenews.org/

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Old 12-31-2006, 11:55 AM
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SLN

any further info on this beautiful v-12.......that's amazing. i'd love to hear or read about his build as i'm a tool and die maker/machinist myself. what size plane? how many cc's? ANY other info???
Old 12-31-2006, 08:18 PM
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ORIGINAL: SJN

Check out this V-12 a german guy just built

http://xmerlinx.xm.funpic.de/photo/i...=/V12%20Motor/

That is a pure art object!! Oh my........

A Master machinist with a capitol M.

I just looked at all 143 pictures in his album. The last picture looks like it is on a test stand, with fuel. Is there a video of it running?
Old 01-01-2007, 05:35 AM
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At Toledo each spring there's a guy that has a couple of his minature engines on display and he runs them occasionally. One of them is a V-10 for a Dodge Viper, and when he runs it he really draws a crowd. I seem to recall that he had a V-12 there last year. Perhaps checking with some folks from Weak Signals RC Club could get you in touch with him or others who build these engines. Check http://www.toledoshow.com
Old 01-02-2007, 11:04 PM
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HOLY CRAP BADASS!


ORIGINAL: SJN

Check out this V-12 a german guy just built

http://xmerlinx.xm.funpic.de/photo/i...=/V12%20Motor/

Old 01-02-2007, 11:16 PM
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Video is definitely necessary!


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That is a pure art object!! Oh my........

A Master machinist with a capitol M.

I just looked at all 143 pictures in his album. The last picture looks like it is on a test stand, with fuel. Is there a video of it running?
Old 01-06-2007, 01:06 AM
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So does anyone have any further information on this engine (the V12)?
Old 09-12-2007, 05:44 PM
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The V12 can be seen on M.Perniss Website [link=http://www.mperniss.de/index.htm]M.Perniss V12[/link]
There is two videos of the V12 running
Old 09-12-2007, 08:22 PM
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Default RE: Engine Building

There are two projects going on for homebuilt engines I am aware of in the 1/2a forum. They are a good bit smaller than the .40/.46 you are looking at but these guys have done the solids and even cut a few cases already. So far they look like we will have some decent small engines to play with soon.

AJcoholic also is well known for creating a few originals, do a search on him or pm him directly. He is a good guy and a true craftsman.
Old 09-12-2007, 09:53 PM
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Aren't what you guys are looking for called MDS? Hi Vic
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ORIGINAL: BDaniell

The V12 can be seen on M.Perniss Website [link=http://www.mperniss.de/index.htm]M.Perniss V12[/link]
There is two videos of the V12 running
Oh man is that sweet... I'd love to hear this plane fly overhead. Must be awesome with those 12 cylinders firing.

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Old 09-13-2007, 04:28 AM
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God oh God I want that V12. I wonder if he'd sell the CAD files/plans for it. I know a machinist would could reproduce the parts easily enough.
Old 09-13-2007, 11:08 AM
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I'm Currently trying to find out if their is a way to get the plans
The man responsible for the engine Design and build is Markus Perniss
and can be E-mailed at [email protected]
Old 09-13-2007, 12:00 PM
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I don't know german; is he ok with english?

How much do you guys think the materials alone would cost?


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I'm Currently trying to find out if their is a way to get the plans
The man responsible for the engine Design and build is Markus Perniss
and can be E-mailed at [email protected]
Old 09-13-2007, 12:17 PM
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He seems to do OK, if you go into <kontakt> which is also a forum of other people interested in the engine.
there seems to be a few responses from M.Perniss in english
Old 09-20-2007, 04:33 PM
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I think the motors seen at Toledo were Connely engines if I am not mistaken....The one I saw had a distributor the ran current to all glow plugs at once.Kinda cool.....
Old 09-20-2007, 05:07 PM
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The engine at Toledo was Connelly he has them there every year.

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