As with all our gas powered engines it has a Piezo ignition system. However on this version it is built into the base and is driven with a toothed belt by the engine. The gas and hence speed regulation is handled by a valve on the gas tank. The gas tank also has a pressure gauge.
The engine has a mesmerising, elegant motion which is particularly emphasised by the open construction. You will notice parts moving in opposite directions with the piston, crosshead and valve rods having interesting mechanical interactions. The engine has a pleasant deep tone sound when running. This model is finished and ready to run.
|Speed regulation:||valve on the gas tank + pressure gauge|
|Capacity:||1.5 CC x 4 (6cc)|
|Number of revolutions:||200 - 1000 rpm (approx)|
|Weight:||3.2 kg - with tank and baseplate|
|Running time:||approx. 10 min per standard gas refil|
|Flywheel diameter:||approx. 123 mm|
|Ignition:||Piezo crystal (no batteries required)|