A very quick update this time as there is very little to describe or show whilst building up the CAD model of the engine.
Things are going well, though the carburettor gave me some problems as it is all curved and blended shapes. Only the magnetos and marine conversion gearbox need to be added. All the bolts, cables and wires will be added during the actual assembly of the model. There’s no point 3D printing them as they won’t look right in the end.
I may even get around to building things in real life soon.
This is a bit of a departure from my normal fare, but it’s something I’ve had in mind for a long time. A scratch build from original drawings of an aero engine. In this case, a licence built version of the Hispano-Suiza 8F.
Continue reading Hispano-Suiza 8F (Part 1)
Having completed the stand and ancillaries for the model, the next section is about building the main affair: the engine proper. Continue reading Clerget 9B– Hasegawa 1:8 white metal kit (Part 2)
As I mentioned at the end of my last post, I’ve been taking a small break from the boat building to assemble Hasegawa’s white metal version of their 1:8 scale Clerget 9B engine.
Continue reading Clerget 9B– Hasegawa 1:8 white metal kit (Part 1)
As with the Sopwith Camel Museum Series model the first component to be assembled is the engine. Continue reading FOKKER DR.1 – HASEGAWA 1:8 (PART 2) Engine
The first part of Hasegawa’s Sopwith Camel kit is the Clerget 9B engine. The kit I’d bought was second hand and the previous owner had already assembled most of the engine, and not to a standard I was happy with. However, the lady selling the model said that there was also a separate unstarted Clerget engine model available that she would include for free. Top stuff! Continue reading Sopwith Camel F1 – Hasegawa 1:8 (Part 1), Clerget 9B Rotary Radial Engine