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Old 09-11-2017, 09:12 PM   #1
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1/4 scale V12 Merlin

Thought the gear heads among us would enjoy this...

https://hackaday.com/2017/09/11/if-y...e-it-a-merlin/
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Yikes. Not enough years in my life left to build that but its co
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I never responded. I thought it was cool as hell!


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Don't go reading too much on that Home Model Engine Machinist forum or you'll never get anything done on your vans!

Machining the crankshaft:


His 4-stroke 18-cylinder radial:


Just blows my mind.
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The full sized ones never started that easy. Amazing.
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A fine engine that went a long way toward helping win the war.

See her modern namesake:
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