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Hispano Suiza- new project.

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Hispano Suiza- new project.
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, November 03, 2012 9:41 AM

Started a new scratch project- a 1/8 scale Hisso V8 (Spad, SE-5, etc).  The crankcase halves are in front center- on each side are cylinder blocks (at least the cooling jacket portion, haven't started the cylinders yet).  Next to each cylinder is its valve cover.

I am constructing it from a set of old Wylam plans I have, but I built the Roden 1:32 scale kit- in background- to clarify a few things on the drawings.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by artworks2 on Saturday, November 03, 2012 9:03 PM

Way to go Tom. There is alot to be said for guys scratch building models....

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Posted by 67 GTX on Sunday, November 04, 2012 9:38 AM

This looks like it's going to be cool.

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Posted by Watchmann on Sunday, November 04, 2012 11:49 AM

Subscribed!

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Posted by artworks2 on Saturday, November 10, 2012 2:45 PM

Hi Don,

        Hows this engine comming? I'd like to see the next phaze of this build.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, November 11, 2012 11:08 AM

artworks2

Hi Don,

        Hows this engine comming? I'd like to see the next phaze of this build.

Slow. I'm also building an Eduard 1:48 DH-2. 

The lower half of crankcase (sort of like an oil pan) is a bit complex and I screwed it up in a few spots, so needs a lot of putty.  Have a fresh coat of prime, we'll see how it looks.  Have to lay out cylinder flanges on upper crankcase, so not a lot that is very spectacular to look at right now.  Will take some more pics when something looks photogenic.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by artworks2 on Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:54 PM

The neatest thing about carving is one can make another assembly or part.I'm working up some kingAir blocks to learn how to carve the nose of a Beech KingAir 250. I do this so I can understand my minds eye.....

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, November 12, 2012 8:44 AM

artworks2

The neatest thing about carving is one can make another assembly or part.I'm working up some kingAir blocks to learn how to carve the nose of a Beech KingAir 250. I do this so I can understand my minds eye.....

Indeed. I trashed the first pair of cylinder blocks because the taper on the upper area was not uniform.  My table saw is getting a bit old (nearly forty years- I have asked for a new one for Christmas).  When I redid it I did each block in two pieces- the straight section as one piece, the tapered section as a seperate piece.  When glued together they were much better than the original single piece blocks.

The mind's eye thing reminds me of the woodcarver explaining to someone how he whittled a person. " I just look at the block and carve away any wood that doesn't look like the person."

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:39 AM

Hi Don-

I've never bought engine drawings before. I tried to find Wylam and Watt on line, but the sites all seem to be defunct.

I have a project for which I need to build two Isotta Fraschini W ASSO 1000 engines in 1/35.

Top down view in the hold of an MAS boat.

I have lots of photos of the mill, but drawings would be HELPFUL...

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:21 AM

GMorrison

Hi Don-

I've never bought engine drawings before. I tried to find Wylam and Watt on line, but the sites all seem to be defunct.

I have lots of photos of the mill, but drawings would be HELPFUL...

Thge book of drawings that has the HS is pretty old.  The only currently published book now that I am aware of is a two volume work of Paul Matt.  Lots of neat airplanes, but NO engines. In fact, the Wylam book is the only one of about five books containing drawings that DOES include engines.  Most of these drawings are ones that were originally published as plans in issues of model airplane mags, then re-issued in book form.  I find locating engine drawings VERY difficult.  Some publisher needs to go to bat and publish a collection of aircraft engine drawings!  I bought an expensive book on the Allison V1710, and while it had lots of photos, no real scale drawings, only a couple of sketches :-(

For anyone looking for old copies of the book that has those engine drawings, it is;

Model Airplane News presents, the Best of WYLAM (book 1)

Don't know if there was ever a book 2.    Engines included are the Cyclone, Whirlwind, Twin Wasp, Clerget, Mercedes (ww1), and Hispano Suiza.  Copyright 1964, Air Age, Inc.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 1:16 AM

Printed out some nice axonometrics from an Italian source. These engines were a W, three banks of six cylinders each at 45 degrees apart. All three had the opposing pistons connected to a single spider connecting rod. In other words there was a single crankshaft, with six throws that each had three cylinders attached with the spider.

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Posted by 67 GTX on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:53 PM

any updates?

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Posted by artworks2 on Friday, April 08, 2016 8:25 AM

67 GTX

any updates?

 

Hey Don Up date!!??? Confused

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, April 08, 2016 9:20 AM

artworks2

 

 
67 GTX

any updates?

 

 

 

Hey Don Up date!!??? Confused

 

 

 

Yeah, I did a new post when I finished it.  To save hunting for it, here is a picture of finished model.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by artworks2 on Saturday, April 09, 2016 10:37 AM

Sweet!!! Scratch building at it's best.....

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, May 30, 2016 2:38 PM

Oh My !

  Now that's one beautiful job !  T.B.

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