Red Wing Engine Project

       These pages chronicle the construction of a Red Wing hit and miss model gasoline engine. During this build I will be exploring different machining process on my new shop equipment. Hopefully I will become more familiar with my new machines and learn how to become proficient at basic machining tasks. I am posting my building experience with this project for the benefit of other amateur model engineers and those who are fascinated with model engineering like myself. If you have any questions or comments about this project feel free to contact me.

Thanks, Don Giandomenico

       WARNING ! This project is posted for entertainment value only! Do not attempt to re-create this project unless you are aware of the possible danger associated with this type of project. RCDON is not responsible for damages or injury resulting from the information posted in these pages!

6/22/12 Getting started on the kit

6/30/12 Boring the cylinder

7/6/12 Finishing the cylinder head

7/14/12 Installing the bearing caps

7/28/12 Finishing the engine frame

8/6/12 Getting started on the crankshaft

8/12/12 Finishing the crankshaft

8/17/12 Getting started on the flywheels

8/20/12 Finishing the flywheels

8/23/12 Machining the connecting rod

8/27/12 Machining the piston

8/30/12 Machining the valves

9/2/12 Machining the valve linkage

9/5/12 Finishing the governor arm bracket

9/8/12 Machining the governor weights

9/12/12 Machining the timing handle

9/15/12 Machining the cam

9/19/12 Machining the valve push rod

9/22/12 Machining the latch out bar

9/24/12 Machining the fuel mixer - Part I

9/27/12 Machining the fuel mixer - Part II

9/30/12 Machining the fuel mixer - Part III

10/3/12 Finishing the basic engine

10/6/12 Getting started on the magneto

10/9/12 Machining the magneto body

10/12/12 Finishing the magneto body

10/15/12 Machining the rotor shaft and points

10/17/12 Installing the magneto - part I

10/21/12 Installing the magneto - Part II

10/24/12 Paint and final assembly

10/27/12 Running the Red Wing engine!!!

       Thanks again for all of the positive comments about my projects. I appreciate your e-mails as they encourage me on my website efforts.

Thanks, Don Giandomenico


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