Daiichi Kosho DK 472 engine or not??

Discussion in '2-Stroke Aircaft Engines' started by danmoser, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. Sep 6, 2013 #21

    garrywarber

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    So, you are keeping the DK-472 yourself, I guess?
    (Who buys an old two-stroke and expects it to just run? Never mind, rhetorical question in bad taste anyway...)
    Garry
     
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    danmoser

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    I may still try to sell it at a lower price, specifying the need for new carb, ignition & exhaust.. but hardly seems worth the effort.. It would be ideal for someone who already has a DK-472, and could use more parts.

    Answer to rhetorical question: someone who needs very high power-to-weight ratio, and is willing to take a chance.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2013 #23

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    On the parts thing. Did they make everything in shop, or is there some use of off the shelf parts like is done with my Limbach engines? I could use another opposed like my Limbach for a single engine pusher I have to restore, if it is a fire-sale price... Finding another Limbach has proven that they are scarce. I just read there were about 150 sent into North America, which isn't that many once they get spread around. Probably a good thing right now as I am kind of info. gathering at the moment.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2013 #24

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    It's 58mm bore, 47mm stroke.. not the same as Limbach, or any other engine I know of.
    From what I've been told, DK did everything themselves..
    Supposedly, Parajet took over support after DK folded, but not for long.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2013 #25

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    Husqvarna chainsaw big bore kit is 58mm... :) Looks similar, but base porting isn't exact match from what I could tell. It would be a fun project for someone with a fondness for this engine design, and that likes to scrounge around. It is very likely every part is still useable with some TLC.
     
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    Sorry for reopening such an old thread but I was wondering if you might still have this engine? If so I might be interested in purchasing it.

    Regards,
    Michael
     

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