Work in Proress
Work in Progress
This section allows visitors to view daily developments of the current aircraft being modelled. Follow the evolution of the aircraft.
Wright Flyer Engine
The four cylinder engine used on the Wright Flyer was designed build by the Wright brothers and their team because none of the existing automobile engines had a satisfactory power to weight ratio. The brothers needed 8 horse power from a 200lb unit. Their design yielded 12hp at a weight of 160lb. Initially the engine produced 16hp which dropped to 12hp once up to running temperature. The weight limits were met by using an aluminium alloy, something that was not easy to come by at the beginning of the 21st Century.
To ensure that all parts line up and match, I create a number of Datum files. This simplifies the component build later.