Worlds Tiniest V12 Engine

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Worlds Tiniest V12 Engine

Post by TitanTim » Mon 24 Mar, 2014 21:36

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Re: Worlds Tiniest V12 Engine

Post by Tufarlian » Mon 24 Mar, 2014 22:34

Wow! I want one.
Actually, I wish I had the skills to make one.

I didn't see how it got a spark for ignition. Is it a tiny little diesel?

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Post by Pierrick » Mon 24 Mar, 2014 23:28

Does it not work only on compressed air?

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Re: Worlds Tiniest V12 Engine

Post by Southernboy » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 06:29

I was sent that link some years ago...truly a work of art. And yes it only works on compressed air, but in all respects is a working motor as far as the components go. What it lacks are the ports for sparkplugs and I suspect it wouldn't handle the temperatures if it could be fired up. The metals used etc would need to be appropriate to an actual internal combustion engine.
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Re: Worlds Tiniest V12 Engine

Post by Del » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 08:46

Looking at some of the tools etc. he used, I would guess that he is a watchmaker. I suppose making a Rolex is a bit like making a small engine :D

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Re: Worlds Tiniest V12 Engine

Post by Tufarlian » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 11:05

Pierrick wrote:Does it not work only on compressed air?
Doh! I didn't spot that. :dunce:

Obvious I suppose. Still a remarkable piece of (micro) engineering.

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