The ignition system is run using Piezo crystal which requires no batteries. The Engine has two "injecting carburetors" and a large brass flywheel which makes it easy and simple to start. Simple turn a knob on the gas tank and flick the flywheel, then adjust the knob for the correct speed. Extended exhaust pipes have been added to give a V engine type sound (a cut down V8 sound if you like).
The moving parts of the two-cylinders (pistons, crosshead and valve rods) move in opposite directions both balancing the engine and making a interesting mechanical interaction.
The model engine comes complete and ready to run. Gas is not supplied but it can run off any butane or propane source. Click here for a supplier of butane in the uk.
|Speed regulation:||valve on the gas tank|
|Crankshaft:||5-fold running in ball bearings|
|Capacity:||1.5 CC x 2|
|Number of revolutions:||200 - 1500 rpm (approx)|
|Weight:||2.5 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)|