9795Views5Replies

Author Options:

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

Discussions

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
Makerj101
Makerj101

4 years ago

Yes, you can make a working internal combustion engine with stuff bought mostly from hardware store and without a machine shop. I built one. Here's my video if it running. I have a whole series showing how I made it. https://youtu.be/rFdhGh8eG3U

0
sarveshk
sarveshk

9 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.

0
NikonDork
NikonDork

11 years ago

You could buy a small nitromethane combustion engine that would be suitably sized from a RC Hobbies supplier.

0
NikonDork
NikonDork

11 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.