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Offline TonyM

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Hicks Marine (almost)
« on: January 24, 2019, 08:36:17 AM »
Here is a video of my initial model of a Hicks engine. Its about 17cc and speed regulated by adjustment of the the inlet valve. This engine was to prove the concept could be modelled and next will be a model with more realistic detail.

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Re: Hicks Marine (almost)
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 12:38:54 PM »
Message: Playback on other websites has been disabled by owner.  ???
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Re: Hicks Marine (almost)
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 01:05:58 PM »
It will work if you click on "Watch this video on youtube."  That is quite a proof of concept model Tony!! Will you be able to use some of the parts from this one on the "More realistic" model?

Bill

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Re: Hicks Marine (almost)
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 01:27:28 PM »
Very interesting Tony. Well done!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:
Is the reverser functional?




Offline TonyM

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Re: Hicks Marine (almost)
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 04:43:08 PM »
It will work if you click on "Watch this video on youtube."  That is quite a proof of concept model Tony!! Will you be able to use some of the parts from this one on the "More realistic" model?

Bill
I could but it is unlikely as this is the first engine I've made. I hope to get a 1/6 scale Monterey clipper built and use the detailed engine to drive it. I have a couple of other big projects in the pipeline so it's all taken a bit of a back seat at the moment.

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Re: Hicks Marine (almost)
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 04:50:20 PM »
Very interesting Tony. Well done!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:
Is the reverser functional?
Thanks. The clutch lever is just hiding a small flywheel with the magnet for the hall sensor.  The important thing for me with this engine was to control the speed / power using the inlet valve lifter. That works to a degree using just the surface carb so I am happy to assume it will work better with a regular carb.