Originally Posted by eupa
have fiddled(restored)quite a few aero engines over the years - one of my sad little hobbies
bragging again!!!!!!!!!!!!! surely you mean the 1.5 cc ones in model airplanes??? you know the ones you start with your forefinger and use a screw to adjust the compression???
Actually it's aeroplane or aircraft - bloody Yank terms!!!
Never had one of those little aero diesels you are on about but yes - did start out with RC engines - some of them pretty amazing - 6bhp from 15cc or .90 as the Yanks call em!!!
No I am not bragging again - anyone who sees my factory unit will realise what I mean - am pretty well equipped in the machinery dept these days - Colchester Triumph 2000 lathe - Elliott universal miller with CNC - Emco baby lathe - shaper - slotter - various surface grinders etc etc. Strictly as a hobby though - I can do a great job but prob take about 3 times longer than anyone else.
Nice big lumps of old machinery are great - the bigger they are the cheaper they seem to be as nobody wants them.
At the moment I don't have anything set up - waiting for 3 phase electric to be put in - but as soon as I do will be able to make up a transom jack for my 15hp Suzuki to fit on my real RIB. Will rig it onto the 225 so I can steer with the main engine and potter around with the small one.