Post by Radialicious on Dec 15, 2013 12:45:19 GMT 12
I'm sure Tony Wytenburg won't mind if I post on his behalf, a YouTube link to the most recent update on the new build Gnome engines at CAMS Aero Engines Ltd. I've been following this project with great interest and admiration for the work of Tony and his team as they reverse engineer a prototype from a loan engine. The first engine of the first batch is in the final stages of its manufacture and Tony hopes to have it test running inside the next few weeks. The ingenuity, quality and craftsmanship is just outstanding.
Along with the YouTube link, I've posted a link to the CAMS website which has a detailed section relating to the build and many of his past projects.
This video at (TAVAS EIII & Gnome on Youtube) is IMHO fascinating, especially the rotating engine, something many of us have heard about but, because the 'Gnomes' were covered with cowlings, have probably never seen 'in reality'. The 'blipping' method of control now makes a lot of sense, but (if strict adherence to prototype is followed) I DO hope the 'pilot' likes Castor Oil, there would have been an awful lot of it (literally) flying around.