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Postby R2D2 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:33 pm

Also bought a 1/5th scale working Mazda Rotary Engine! Complete with motor and working parts. I know its not 1/8th scale but it was only £9.50 + £2.80 postage.
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:34 pm

Inside box! Ive been told it is complete as its from a retailer.
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:36 pm

More of the box. I might also do a build diary on this! This should also be with me by the middle of the week.
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby wingnut » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:12 pm

Hello R2D2, looking forward to what should be an interesting build which I for 1 will be following, the original was designed by frank Wankel in the 50s.
Came across this for those who may be interested http://www.animatedengines.com/wankel.html sorry for the "thread jack" :oops: :oops: ;)
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby Mark » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:50 pm

Bargain !! I'll look forward to the build diary !
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:55 pm

No problem with the highjack wingnut. It was interesting to see how it works! Itl'l be interesting to see how the model works as it also has working lights to signify the ignition system! Could be quite interesting! Good grief thats three times Iv'e used the word interesting! Oops! Four!
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby casper » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:07 am

Interesting looking kit john and what a ba
Grain,
Looking forward to your build...casp
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby baby_astons » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:17 pm

now this is pretty cool and a real bargain - will be nice to see it come alive!!
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:30 pm

Thanks for the comments! Im also looking forwards to building it.
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:54 pm

Engine kit arrived in quite a large box.
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:56 pm

Instructions. Most of it is in Japanese but there are also printed instructions in broken English! this seems to be quite an
old kit!
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:58 pm

First parts including main engine halves.
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:01 pm

Main engine temporary put together. The clever thing is its moulded in clear plastic but the rear half has been sprayed silver. Quite good detailing for a old kit.
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:03 pm

more of the model parts. This has tiny brass bits and nuts and bolts.
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:05 pm

More parts including a huge air filter. I think these could do with painting.
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:13 pm

The first thing I did was test the motor and it didn't work. I stripped it down and found it was gummed up with dried out grease. Ive found this problem before with Japanese motors! They tend to put grease in there motors to lubricate them but over a period of time the grease dries out and cloggs up the armature! I cleaned it out and substituted the grease with thin watch makers oil instead! This worked and the motor now runs fine! These are all the bits for the motor but no instructions how to put it together! I figured it out though.
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:15 pm

Motor put together and working. The grear box is a planetary type and works pretty well!
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:20 pm

Main rotory parts temp fitted together. I made the mistake of taking all the bits of the sprus at one go and as the individual parts were not numbered it took quite a while to line the parts up and get them in the right order. Its still not revolving freely but fortunatly this section it screwed together so can be taken apart and readjusted.
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby R2D2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:21 pm

Top of revolving section. As said Im going to have to loosen the parts so will take it apart again.
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Re: 1/5th working engine

Postby Andy616 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:13 pm

Nice one, I've always liked the rotary engine. There was a guy at a car meet I attended recently who had an immaculate FB RX-7 but also had a moving cutaway of the 12A engine mounted on a plinth. A really cool bit of engineering.
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