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Offline kendo57

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3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« on: February 01, 2019, 11:31:16 AM »
Bought the plans from Littlelocos and built from bar stock.




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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2019, 11:37:36 AM »
 8) That is rather nice. Have you had it running?

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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 11:40:53 AM »
What a lovely engine - love it, well done, you must be very proud....

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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 01:12:27 PM »
Excellent  :praise2: As Jo says how does it run?
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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 01:23:31 PM »
Superb result 'kendo' - some excellent and careful machining there complimented by a very nicely produced display stand :ThumbsUp: If it runs as well as it looks then I guess you are well pleased with the outcome.

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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 01:55:07 PM »
Very nice indeed.  I too love the stand you have it on!!

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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 02:41:26 PM »
That's a pretty little engine, very reminiscent of the Morton 5 cylinder radial engine from the 1940's, except with only the three cylinders.

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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 02:55:02 PM »
It was always intended as a static display but I did run it a few times to show friends.

Here is a very brief run  <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjXc10mmGx8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjXc10mmGx8</a>

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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 05:19:37 PM »
Unfortunately I can't see the video  :( Did you use the embed function? If it's a YouTube video just pasting the URL works.
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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 06:27:04 PM »
It worked for me on phone, haven't tried on laptop yet.

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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2019, 07:06:04 PM »
Worked in phone and PC....nice engine!    Shes a Runah!
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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2019, 07:42:05 PM »
That runs well, makes me wish I had not given my set of drawings to someone else.

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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2019, 08:16:57 PM »
You may of noticed the carburettor is at 90 degrees , it should be at the bottom but it was
dripping fuel and there did not seem to be enough venturi  to draw the fuel up.

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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2019, 11:21:47 PM »
Nice work!

I was also going to ask about the carburetor.
One of my engine friends is currently building one of these; he is working on the rocker arms and has the majority of the engine machined.

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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2019, 12:06:40 AM »

Roger B, try this


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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2019, 12:41:21 AM »
Kendo,
Great job on the Pip radial. Very nice job on it, and on top of it all it runs great!
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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2019, 06:11:30 AM »
Very pretty engine!  And it runs well too!
I've never made an IC engine (yet!) but they look quite difficult to get running based on what I read about here.
Well done!
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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2019, 06:53:59 AM »
Thank you Thomas I can see that  :ThumbsUp:  Excellent runner  :praise2:  :praise2: Propellers still scare me though :paranoia:
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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2019, 07:21:01 AM »
You may of noticed the carburettor is at 90 degrees , it should be at the bottom but it was
dripping fuel and there did not seem to be enough venturi  to draw the fuel up.

The tank is quite high so that could explain the dripping. If it won't suck then a smaller dia carb or a sleeve inside the existing one will increase the air velocity which created a higher vacuum

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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2019, 08:52:51 AM »
What a beautiful looking engine and good runner.

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Re: 3 Cylinder 'PIP' engine
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2019, 01:10:30 PM »
That runs really nicely 'kendo'  :ThumbsUp: and starts readily too. Like Jason I had the drawings when published in Model Engine Builder - have a sneaking feeling I parted with them sometime ago too  ::) Damn!

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