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Old 02-10-15, 08:27 AM
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Unbelievable craftsman

This is incredible!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZVuKp5M3de8
 
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Beautiful workmanship. Appears to be running on compressed air. Several years ago I saw a model of a Chevy V-8 engine about the same size that ran on gasoline.
 
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Old 02-11-15, 04:41 AM
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Yeah, I was trying to decide if it was actually "running" or being run by compressed air. Either way it's a heck of an engineering feat. I also noted an apparent lack of an oil pan/lubrication, so limited running I suppose.
 
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That's really neat. I wonder how many man-hours he has into that?
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Old 02-11-15, 08:56 PM
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Have you never seen the miniature engines that actually run on fuel? I mean, that one is very cool and complicated, but there are many more out there.

I especially like the miniature steam engines.
 
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I have a couple of steam engines.They are very cool.
 
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Old 02-12-15, 04:15 AM
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2500 hours, Bud.
 
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Wow! Now, I doubt he would sell that unit even if someone wanted to pay a huge price, but I bet he has an extensive very detailed set of drawings that other meticulous machinists might pay for.

On the topic of unique engines, have you looked at the Duke engine. Just its headline makes me want to see it running in an open configuration like the one shown here.
"valve-less 5 cylinder, 3 injector axial internal combustion engine"
Multi Fuel, Low Vibration, High Power Density, 5 Cylinder

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