Recent content by n3puppy

1. POLINI THOR 250

Arctic Blast ZR - $8255 plus freight and set-up https://arcticcat.txtsv.com/snowmobile/mid-sized/blast-zr Yamaha version is the Venom -$8199 plus freight etc. https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/trail/models/sxvenom
2. premix oil

Rotella has many uses ;) Back in the day - Late 1970's - had a good friend who was a supervisor at an OMC Evinrude Plant. Told our snowmobile club that OMC 50:1 oil was nothing more than Rotella. They bought it in 55 gallon drums, added blue dye coloring and repackaged into OMC...
3. Vibration free powerplant.

The OPOC engine has been around for 139 years and keeps reappearing. Why? Because it offers a number of potential advantages if some of the mechanical limitations are solved. As technology improves it may make a Spark ignition, petrol fueled OPOC economically feasible. Way back in the 70's...
4. Vibration free powerplant.

While the title doesn't say opposed - In Posts #11, #12 and #16 Niels explained the type of engine he was discussing and asking input on - OPOC. Not opposed engines as used in Snowmobiles, VW.s, Corvairs, BMWs OPOC engines have been around since 1882...
5. Vibration free powerplant.

There was never an OPOC (opposed piston opposed cylinder) snowmobile engine of the type being discussed here. Neither were VW's, Corvairs, or BMWs.
6. Vibration free powerplant.

That is what I was thinking - Propellor loads - but a little different view. What happens in a climbing turn? Load is different on inside and outside props due to arc of the turn. Granted not as bad as widely spaced twin engines mounted on different wings. But still there.
7. Vibration free powerplant.

Ok my question. The Junkers 3 post talks about not needing gears to keep pistons in sync. Use permanent magnet generators to do that. I can see how at cranking speeds to start, it could work. But at full power - If the magnets are strong enough overcome combustion forces and keep pistons in...
8. BlackFly Electric Ultralight

Openers Blackfly "Ultralight" shown at Oshkosh is apparently going on sale soon. (weeks?) Seems more like a giant drone than a plane, and CBS news report this weekend is convinced it is a flying car. https://news.yahoo.com/taking-flying-car-test-drive-134641018.html I don't know how much...
9. The Lazair Ultralight

Calculated Thirty eight Fox 35's required, each swinging a 10x6 prop. 38 ten inch props plus clearance will fit on Lazair 36 ft wing span. :)
10. Bosch Points Ignition to CDI Conversion?

One thing to ask if you get ahold of Steve - can't remember, but seems like there may be a preferred place to have the stator when doing all the TDC trial and error. Bolts in the slots. - full advance, full retard, in the middle? Would think there is a preferred starting spot so when you do...
11. Bosch Points Ignition to CDI Conversion?

First things first - measure the diameter of the magnets on both flywheels to be sure they are close. (Coils on stator clear magnets. ) Long time ago I helped a friend do an Airscrew conversion on a 277. He bought the kit and did it himself. STRICTLY FROM MEMORY -long story short You want...
12. Airplane Wanted Wanted - Quickie Q1 Project

Like I said not going to pollute 1bad88's want ad explaining two stoke vs 4 stroke operation. Have nothing to prove already know. Start a thread if you want to learn... BUT since you asked - A 11.5cr Rotax 670 with dual 40mm carbs dynoed 26.5hp @ 3500rpm 26.5hp is NOT double the [email protected]
13. 503 CHT rings???

I don't remember seeing official Rotax guidance on the crush washer BUT The CHT sensor manufacturers typically say to remove the crush washer and the CHT ring replaces it. They like the ring in contact with the head for best temp readings. With both the washer and CHT - the plug will sit...
14. Airplane Wanted Wanted - Quickie Q1 Project

All things equal (CC, Rpm, CR, Etc) Two stokes will not make twice the Hp of four strokes. No need to further pollute 1BAD88's Want ad for a Quickie project with unrelated motor discussions. Start a new thread in the 2-stroke section and we can discuss the common sense scientific reasons why...
15. 617/618UL Big Bore Option

You should delete that calculator from your bookmarks- it has been wrong for 10+ years Not rounding error - Somebody coded the formulas for mm to inch conversion wrong Use your excel sheet - 78x68= 649.85728995097 like all the calculators I showed (649.86) 649.86 rounds to 649.9 - NOT 650.1...