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Offline Hagar

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Electric V-twin
« on: May 03, 2017, 06:33:52 PM »
Hello,

Glad to present you my new creature : a solenoid V-twin engine.
My own design, made from aluminum and brass. A few parts are from machined plastic.
I tried to work on a different look, more fantasy and less industrial. Something that would take place close to my old aunt's classic clock. :Lol:
Finally, it looks like an alien space ship waiting for next take off...

Short data sheet :
-4 stroke cycle : each coil is activated every 2 revolutions.
-It works From 12VDC stabilized current, but feels better on 15VDC.
-Designed not to be a silent thing. As Harley Davidson engines inspired my study, i had to make an engine with a heavy metal sound to sing. That's why solenoid plungers hit the top of their coils to emit a metallic sound. Only when they are on active state.
-Driven via classic mechanical relays, which allow different switches to power on and off.
-Speed is controlled via a full mechanical device. the length of electric power supplied to a coil sets this speed.
-Chassis includes a suspension system to keep the thing on place even at full throttle, though vibrations try to make it walk. :Lol:

I'm very proud to have led this project to life. It helps me to remain the child i should not be now. Think there's also a part of chance.
I'm dreaming of a V12 version (it's possible), but maybe next project should be an IC engine. Dont know yet...

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And a video :

Offline Bluechip

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Re: Electric V-twin
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 07:10:28 PM »
Really nice, my sort of engine. Thanks for showing it.  :ThumbsUp: 

Just the right amount of Solenoid-Punk. Not too little, not too much.

I like it. I like it a lot ....  ;D

Dave


Offline cfellows

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Re: Electric V-twin
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 10:39:34 PM »
Dang, that is one, fine looking engine.  How come I could never come up with something that pretty????  :)

Chuck
So many projects, so little time...

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Re: Electric V-twin
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 12:31:17 AM »
Very unique Hagar and we'll done!!!

Bill

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Re: Electric V-twin
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 07:43:39 AM »
Very nice  8)

I hope you are going to take it along to a few shows I can see that being a real talking point, especially with the kids  :cartwheel:

Jo
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Re: Electric V-twin
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 01:49:15 PM »
Very Nice. I like it a lot. The sound is great. You have done a great job with the details in the design of your parts. I haven't thought about suspensions, but your approach does seem to keep it from walking as it runs.

Thank you,

ShopShoe

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Re: Electric V-twin
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 05:43:29 PM »
Intriguing machine and fine workmanship.  Thank you for sharing. :ThumbsUp:

Offline Hagar

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Re: Electric V-twin
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 10:29:37 PM »
Thank you, everybody.
Very glad you like it.

Chuck : you made very beautiful engines. It's when i watched the video about your air powered V8 i decided to build my first engine (this V-twin is the third).

Jo : in GB and USA, shows of small engines exist. But here, in France, i've never heard about something equivalent. Pity... :shrug:
Even people whom i show my "creatures" seem not to be really interested. A lack of iron in french blood ? :embarassed:

Offline sid pileski

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Re: Electric V-twin
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2017, 01:18:30 AM »
Very nice design and execution!

I like the artistic form!

Sid

Offline Zephyrin

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Re: Electric V-twin
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2017, 08:39:31 AM »
Very nice engine, a good runner too, congratulations !
the tuning works great.

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But here, in France, i've never heard about something equivalent. Pity
Yes, we have some model engine shows...
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