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ShadetreeMotorcycle

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Re: Nitinol engine kit review
« on: June 19, 2021, 12:56:00 am »
Verdict: I enjoyed the kit build very much, it occurred to me as the kit is reasonable price, it could be purchased as a pattern and the model could be built from a favorite hardwood or tin plate brass/copper/Aluminum bent in a U shape would provide the main frame, there are only 2 straight axles so it's easy. The stock kit could benifit from better bushings, the plastic bushings are perhaps nearly .018 oversize, small brass tube, glass beads, or even roller bearings could be fitted if one wanted to get fancy!
  The magic is in the Nitinol power band, a spare can be ordered from Astromedia, so you could scratch build a model as well!
  I doubt this thread will get much interest,  but it IS a small engine that runs well, if 1 or two people enjoy the thread, all is well.


Here is a short YouTube video of what the engine looks like if built stock, My engine runs faster and more quietly without the 2 extra sliding rods fitted.

https://youtu.be/y16ZfzzqF6A

 

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