how to build a small internal combustion engine from hardware store materials?

sarveshk5 years ago
Better you buy one... small IC engine has very complicated design and assembly contains many safety issues. You can get a new IC engine for less than $200.
NikonDork6 years ago
You could buy a small nitromethane combustion engine that would be suitably sized from a RC Hobbies supplier.
NikonDork6 years ago
Ouch, thats a pretty tall order there. Combustion engines have very strict tolerances and balances. I dunno if you could get off the shelf items from a hardware store and cobble something like this together. Not without some degree of machining.