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1741 clicks; posted to STEM » on 23 May 2022 at 5:18 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-23 4:04:13 AM  
What is this??? A CENTER FOR ANTS!?
Youtube 7ffj8SHrbk0
 
2022-05-23 7:56:51 AM  
Now to attach it to a chainsaw or other yard implement.
 
2022-05-23 8:11:45 AM  

Merltech: Now to attach it to a chainsaw or other yard implement.


Or home implement......
 
2022-05-23 8:39:21 AM  
$4000 MSRP?

Um, RC stuff was expensive back when I was a kid, but not that crazy expensive. More like, even a regular person could waste their money on a turbofan RC airplane and not miss a house payment, but these days, it seems like a 1%er hobby.

You can get this for a steep discount ($1800) on Banggood for a limited time
 
2022-05-23 8:44:13 AM  
This guy does a lot of tiny motor stuff. A lot of them are only bench tested, others end up in RC cars. He demos this engine here:

SMALLEST Production V8 Nitro Engine! - SOHC / 28cc
Youtube gJEfbD8DqBY
 
2022-05-23 11:40:54 AM  

Merltech: Now to attach it to a chainsaw or other yard implement.



Can't see how this would be better than a good brushless motor.
 
2022-05-23 11:46:48 AM  

LesserEvil: $4000 MSRP?

Um, RC stuff was expensive back when I was a kid, but not that crazy expensive. More like, even a regular person could waste their money on a turbofan RC airplane and not miss a house payment, but these days, it seems like a 1%er hobby.

You can get this for a steep discount ($1800) on Banggood for a limited time


This is less "performance improvement for practical use in RC applications" as "performance artwork in miniaturizing mechanical components".  i.e. it's not a $4k better RC engine, it's a $4k display piece.  A single or twin cylinder nitro RC engine would have significantly more power, better cooling, higher efficiency, longer lifespan, less maintenance, and much less mechanical drag than this.
 
2022-05-23 11:46:55 AM  
That's almost fast enough to satisfy Subby's mom.
 
2022-05-23 3:02:30 PM  
cute.  hopelessly useless but cute.
 
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