Finished 18 cylinder radial

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leesubs
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Finished 18 cylinder radial

Post by leesubs » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:48 pm

Thought some of you would like to see the completed radial engine. It was 2 years in the making and has been complete for about 2 years. I was pleasently surprised when it started and ran for about 15 seconds when first tried. Some minor carburetor adjustments allowed a prolonged run of about 5 minutes. I think it sounds like a top fuel dragster when it is idling.
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Patio
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Re: Finished 18 cylinder radial

Post by Patio » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:52 am

That is impressive! Nice job. :o
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Re: Finished 18 cylinder radial

Post by Harold_V » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:38 am

Very nice! It would be nice to see it run. Any chance you have something on YouTube?

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Re: Finished 18 cylinder radial

Post by JackF » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:17 am

leesubs,

That is a beautiful engine. :D Is it a scale model of an actual 18 cyl. radial?

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Re: Finished 18 cylinder radial

Post by ken572 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:28 am

leesubs,

Fantastic :!: Workmanship :wink:

Very Cool 8)

Thanks for the pictures.

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Re: Finished 18 cylinder radial

Post by SteveM » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:08 pm

WOW!

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Re: Finished 18 cylinder radial

Post by leesubs » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:35 pm

Thanks for all the nice comments. It is a 1/5 scale (or close to scale) model of a Pratt & Whitney R2800. The plans I used came from Lee Hodgson at Ageless Engines. As I understand it, his father worked for P&W and built a model a long time ago. Since his passing, his son,Lee, has put all his sketches on a CAD system and sells the plans for both a 9 cyl. and an 18 cyl.
I would like to put a youtube video of it running when I figure out how to do that. There are videos of others on Youtube already, mostly 9 cyl. versions.
The propeller is a 28" diameyter , carbon fiber prop made in Poland. It moves a lot of air!! It displaces just under 12 cubic inches, no idea of the horsepower. It burns either 100 LL aviation gas or Coleman fuel. Seems to run the same on either one.
Anyone interested in building one should contact Lee Hodgson at Ageless Engines. He has a website.

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Re: Finished 18 cylinder radial

Post by scmods » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:08 pm

Great project, very, very nice!

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Re: Finished 18 cylinder radial

Post by warmstrong1955 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:14 pm

Wow!

When you're bored....post some more pics! :D

That's some beautiful craftsmanship!

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