I'm the short guy in the middle.Owner bought it in Texas in pieces,we had to fabricate tons of parts.It uses a 1900 hp Asch-82 ,14 cylinder Russian radial engine.The original German BMW 801 engine is impossible to find..Here's my hand made pipes; An early test run
And final fitting before paint
Oh yea,It burns 300 gallons per hour on take off!!
Looks great. Sounds beefy. I sometimes forget that airplane engines idle. My experience with planes is hearing and seeing crop dusters buzz the house. lol Just curious, do you fly 'em too or just build 'em?
Truly amazing, indeed. I was wondering about the start up of the engine. If you don't mind; could you explain the starting of the engine? Doesn't sound to me like all cylinders fire on start up at first, seems like they some start to fire after a few seconds - Is this typical? The starter, if I'm not mistaken, seems to spool? Turbos?
Very jealous over here. Wish I was flying it.
If you can handle that, then I'm sure you can handle any other engine. I have a cousin who is a military trained air craft mechanic. He knows his stuff when it comes to any engine I've asked him about.
Thanks for sharing. Again, very awe inspiring work there.
I hate flying,it scares the hell out of me!(no kidding)But I enjoy the machines,I was born to be a mechanic... The start up on this engine is through an electric starter with a flywheel attached,when it gets up to speed a gear reduction drive couples it to the crankshaft.Yep its not firing on all cylinders, being a radial engine the lower cylinders always have a bunch of oil on them and must be cleared before they run,notice the smoke from the lower exhaust stacks..
Post by stepthrutuner on Mar 15, 2010 2:40:58 GMT -5
The finest person I've ever known was an AF&PP (Air Frame and Power Plant) Mechanic. He earned his degree from Southern Arkansas University Tech in E. Camden, AR where I earned an associates degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology. After graduation he worked for a prop shop for a couple of years and then decided he wanted to be a Medical Electronics Tech and wound up at Parkland Hosp. in the DFW area. Although he was 10 years my junior, such was his character that I had as much respect for him as I've ever had for anyone. He was my roommate for a semester and we worked on our and other people's cars and hung out and cut up together. He had worked at a trans shop while in h.s. and was a fine auto mechanic. We were like brothers and stayed in touch after we left school. Although he was a very good swimmer he drowned by himself in a swimming pool at his apartment house in Ft. Worth in 1986 and now rests in San Antonio. I knew that someday we would build a race or rally car together but I guess God had greater plans for a fine mechanic and person than I did. He was best man at my wedding in 1984 and a picture from that day hangs above my bed to this day. He was a straight shooter and always leveled with me even if it was negative criticism and I always respected him for that. I still aspire to be as good a person as he. Rest in peace Darl Kipp, Jr.
Senna1Rossi: Thanks renagade281!
May 23, 2016 14:59:12 GMT -5
Fox: I don't really know how to say this but straight. I am Dave's Girlfriend Kellilee and bluntly and VERY SADLY he passed away early Tuesday morning. I know he would want ya all to know this. Thank You Brent for befriending my love he was very happy on here!
Jun 18, 2016 16:26:04 GMT -5
Fox: www.gofundme.com/29mgf6b8 I hope it is ok to pass on his gofundme page link. If not you will un-post it I'm sure. Thanks again all!!
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