By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Allendale Jan 24th

Help on a Matador four stroke engine build please.

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
Ian Skeldon 226/04/2019 21:24:40
486 forum posts
37 photos

I have never built my own aero model engine but I have owned a few Laser engines (and still do), British 4 stroke engines, very reliable and fairly powerful.

I can't say for sure, but maybe you could contact them and buy gears from them? Link below

Laser Engines

Edited By Ian Skeldon 2 on 26/04/2019 21:26:20

Roderick Jenkins01/05/2019 20:13:47
avatar
1881 forum posts
479 photos
Posted by Kevan Gillings 3 on 26/04/2019 18:36:31:

do you have a photo of your motor ?

Kevan

Well, you did ask frown

matador kit.jpg

Needs a bit (!) of refurbishment. It used to run very nicely...

Rod

John Olsen02/05/2019 01:58:44
1033 forum posts
86 photos
1 articles

I seem to recall that someone built a proper dynamometer for testing model aircraft engines, and it was described in I think Aeromodeller. Peter Chinn did most of the testing for Aeromodeller so I would guess he might have been involved.

John

Barrie Lever02/05/2019 08:19:35
567 forum posts
56 photos

John

Peter Chinn's dyno by all accounts was quite flawed in the higher ranges, this prompted Mike Billinton to build his dyno, most model engine tests through the 80's and 90's were done with this dyno. As Mikes health failed he gave the dyno to Alan Greenfield of Weston UK.

I used Mike Billintons dyno on a number of occasions and I had confidence in the results that it produced, in the 3.5 to 5 Bhp range

The problems and solutions with small dyno's are worthy of another thread, suffice to say that a set of modern calibrated props is a much better way to go.

Regards

Barrie

Barrie Lever02/05/2019 08:21:38
567 forum posts
56 photos

John

Peter Chinn's dyno by all accounts was quite flawed in the higher ranges, this prompted Mike Billinton to build his dyno, most model engine tests through the 80's and 90's were done with this dyno. As Mikes health failed he gave the dyno to Alan Greenfield of Weston UK.

I used Mike Billintons dyno on a number of occasions and I had confidence in the results that it produced, in the 3.5 to 5 Bhp range

The problems and solutions with small dyno's are worthy of another thread, suffice to say that a set of modern calibrated props is a much better way to go.

Regards

Barrie

JasonB02/05/2019 08:36:58
avatar
Moderator
18084 forum posts
1988 photos
1 articles

Jim Allen  gives details of his Dyno several times in his long running 7.2Hp 0.9cu.in thread on MEM, you will need to join to see the attached photos

 

Edited By JasonB on 02/05/2019 20:09:28

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
cowells
Warco
Allendale Electronics
emcomachinetools
Eccentric July 5 2018
ChesterUK
Eccentric Engineering
Subscription Offer

Latest "For Sale" Ads
Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest