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Offline yogi

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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #90 on: February 09, 2016, 11:24:25 PM »
When I was redrawing the engine in CAD, I wasn't paying attention, and changed the amount of lift on the cam, as I thought it wouldn't need it. Well, what I didn't realize, was that the amount of travel on the push rod was needed to properly turn the indexer. I found out very quickly when I put the parts together though, as the valve was actuated just fine, but the indexer didn't turn over. So back to the drawing board, to make sure the travel is adjusted and the timing is still where it needs to be. It's not a hard of a fix, but my ego did take a hit...  :hammerbash:
Anyway, I'm over it now, and a new cam is made.   :facepalm:




The valve train assembled




A short video to demonstrate the indexer at work...



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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #91 on: February 09, 2016, 11:59:40 PM »
Sorry about the little hitch yogi but you have resolved it so all is well now. The mechanism looks to be working very smoothly too. I hadn't realized how much of a difference your 1.25 scale would make...that is a pretty fair sized model!!

Bill

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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2016, 12:01:35 AM »
Yeah...like Bill said...smooth I'd say.
Looks and sounds great!
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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2016, 02:44:17 AM »
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a runner!  :cartwheel:
I just couldn't resist to put it together and test it out... It's all temporary. The hall sensor is just taped and clamped in place. The Fuel tank/Carb is borrowed from an other engine. No governor.
It was hard to film with one hand and operating the engine with the other. Also, you can see the mess on my workbench...  ;)

It was just a short test run. It feels good to know that the engine runs before we continue with the governor and fuel tank. Still lot of work to do, stay tune for more...  :DrinkPint:



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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2016, 02:50:22 AM »
Nice! Congrats!

pop pop pop pop pop
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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #95 on: February 10, 2016, 03:30:12 AM »
 :whoohoo: Hey, hey, hey lookie there! Great work yogi!!

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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #96 on: February 10, 2016, 01:55:10 PM »
Congratulations Yogi. I am happy for you. it gets even neater when you get the governor mechanism operating.---Brian

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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #97 on: February 10, 2016, 02:35:16 PM »
Vedy nice Yogi...you made quick work of this one too....so what's next up on the list :)

Bill

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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #98 on: February 10, 2016, 04:54:51 PM »
That's a beautiful engine Yogi; congratulations on the first pops!

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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #99 on: February 10, 2016, 05:13:13 PM »
Yogi:

Congratulations. Beautiful engine as well as a great write-up with nice pictures. And quick. I looked back and you started in December. Takes me longer than that to clean my shop.

Thanks.

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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #100 on: February 10, 2016, 05:52:46 PM »
Thanks for the compliments guys!  :cheers:

Bill, I will get started on the governor next. It will also need a fuel tank and a base. So, still a lot of work to do. Lots of parts.

Since we are on the topic:
Traditionally I have been making the base out of wood. But I think I will try out Corian this time. I have never worked with the material. What's you guys' best source for the material? How does it machine? Is it more wood like? Woodworking tools? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

As for the speed of making the engine:
Unfortunately,  the build, and the work in the shop, will come to a screeching halt here in about two days time. Then I have to go back to that shop time interfering thing called work...  :(
I'm working over seas, in the jungle of Papua New Guinea. The trade off for the four week of work in a crummy oil and gas camp, is the four week off at home.

Thank you everybody for your patronage, and stay tuned for more.

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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #101 on: February 10, 2016, 06:07:59 PM »
Corian is expensive, but you can often get offcuts for free from kitchen counter fabricators.  Beautiful Engine!

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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #102 on: February 10, 2016, 07:57:06 PM »
Hi Yogi, congratulations. Very interesting to watch the motion.

Kind Regards
Achim

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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #103 on: February 10, 2016, 11:03:19 PM »
Great thread you are writing, thanks to share, and a impressive engine too, congrats.
I'm just finishing a gearless engine of my own design, with a ratchet wheel, and also get first pop a few days ago !
lots of mods are required, more easy to do after these first pops.


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Re: Yogi's take on a Duclos Gearless
« Reply #104 on: February 11, 2016, 01:45:21 AM »
Yogi do you get to check up on us while you are away for work?

Pleas let us know when you get back to the shop!

Safe travels,

Dave