Stumbled across this today and having done model aircraft when I was younger I can’t help but look at this with a dropped jaw.
That is an operational scale V-8 engine. How operational?
- Fuel Pump
- Runs off of standard 87-octane
- Electric start
- Water Pump and Jacket
- Oil Pump
- Working supercharger
- Functional carburetors
- Distributor and Spark-Plugs
Naturally aspirated it pulls about 5.5HP at 9500 RPM. The supercharged version runs about 9HP at 9500 RPM. Cost’s a pretty penny though and I’m not that much of a gear head. Though if I had a classic car I’d probably buy one to make a scale model replica. It’s cost prohibitive for anything I could think to use it for but I can’t help but look at it and think it’s freaking neat. Find more info here.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.