Photos of TVAL's water-jacketed Mercedes DIIIa engine

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Photos of TVAL's water-jacketed Mercedes DIIIa engine

Joined: March 4th, 2005, 8:19 am

March 24th, 2012, 7:18 pm #1

I visited TVAL's hangar again yesterday - its my favourite place . The third Albatros reproduction (7343/17) was displayed with its engine panels off which provided an excellent opportunity to record all the engine 'plumbing'. The engine differs from that fitted to TVAL's first Albatros as it has water jacketed inlet manifolds, an option featuring in the Wingnut Wings kit.

There are 42 photos in the album here:
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Here are a few photos to whet your appetite













If anyone wants a hi-res photo of any of the shots, just let me know which one.

Cheers
James
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Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 3:52 pm

March 24th, 2012, 7:56 pm #2

Wow!! Great shots, thanks for posting!

WnW should consider scaled up (1/8, 1/4) versions of just their engines.
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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 1:18 pm

March 24th, 2012, 8:45 pm #3

I visited TVAL's hangar again yesterday - its my favourite place . The third Albatros reproduction (7343/17) was displayed with its engine panels off which provided an excellent opportunity to record all the engine 'plumbing'. The engine differs from that fitted to TVAL's first Albatros as it has water jacketed inlet manifolds, an option featuring in the Wingnut Wings kit.

There are 42 photos in the album here:
[urlhttp://s1011.photobucket.com/albums/af2 ... ?start=all]http://s1011.photobucket.com/albums/af2 ... ?start=all]http://s1011.photobucket.com/albums/af2 ... ?start=all[/url][/url]

Here are a few photos to whet your appetite













If anyone wants a hi-res photo of any of the shots, just let me know which one.

Cheers
James
backing plate. I've never seen that added to a build. I'll add it to my build using fuse wire, scoring a recess for it on the lathe.

Thanks for the fine photos!

The motor, a 'real' one, a newly made one as 100% as poss using factory dwgs or something in between?
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Joined: September 3rd, 2005, 5:31 am

March 24th, 2012, 9:34 pm #4

Thank you for posting them.

Cheer's,
Jeff.
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