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Offline dudeface

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I might be the first to do this...
« on: February 11, 2024, 11:49:19 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBEHUOSu448" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBEHUOSu448</a>
Might not be the first but I haven't seen anything else like it on YouTube.
Miles-- Lego may be expensive, but machine tools are several orders of magnitude more expensive, so I guess I'll stick to Lego for now.

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Re: I might be the first to do this...
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 08:43:13 AM »
Excellent.  Whether or not itís the first, it is still well done.

Might be worth putting a second wheel on the other end of the crank shaft to increase the flywheel inertia.  Might help it through some of the stiff spots.  Better still if you have one of the larger diameter wheels they used to make. Don't know if they are still available.)

Good to see your engine working.

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Offline dudeface

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Re: I might be the first to do this...
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2024, 04:41:26 AM »
Thanks MJM460. After reviewing the video I suppose it could use a bit more flywheel although that might slow it down a bit. As for big wheels, they just keep getting bigger... but I don't have bigger ones, and that would lift it way up in the air anyway, a look I'm not much of a fan of.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2024, 04:47:18 AM by dudeface »
Miles-- Lego may be expensive, but machine tools are several orders of magnitude more expensive, so I guess I'll stick to Lego for now.

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Re: I might be the first to do this...
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2024, 01:56:22 AM »
What a great engineering masterpiece.  I give you lots of credit for thinking outside of the box and using materials available to you.  I hope you fix the valve and keep this one running.  Did you mention in the video that you have some more engines?  I'd love to see them.  Great work.
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Re: I might be the first to do this...
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2024, 05:39:25 AM »
Thanks. Of course I fixed it, that's the great thing about LEGO! I do have more engines, including the flat 4 I was just about to post!

P.S. A fellow Wisconsinite, hi.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2024, 06:34:44 AM by dudeface »
Miles-- Lego may be expensive, but machine tools are several orders of magnitude more expensive, so I guess I'll stick to Lego for now.

 

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