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Old 05-18-2016, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default Fake Le Rhone engine?

Finishing my BUSA 1/6 scale Nieuport 17, I need to find a fake Le Rhone engine to mount in the cowl. Any suggestions on sources? Thanks.
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Williams le-Rhone kit for cylinders to add on a frame mounted around the electric motor. (don't try to make the dummy engine spin...) The bell of a large outrunner simulates the crankcase just fine.
(might as well use a big outrunner to spin a big prop slow... needs nose weight anyway)

Or just order the dummy engine from the Hanger 9 1/6 Sopwith ARF (very low detail)

I have the Proctor/VK 1/6 Sopwith. (hanging near complete for 6 years...)
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don't try to make the dummy engine spin
It can be done but you need really light cylinders!
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If you use a motor that can turn a scale size prop the power absorbed from spinning the cylinders is not too great.
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But you do have to watch the effect of motor torque from such a big prop - just like they did in full size!

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