Homemade Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp 18 Cylinder Radial Engine!

18 Cylinder Radial Engine18 Cylinder Radial Engine

The radial engine is a reciprocating type internal combustion engine configuration in which the cylinders “radiate” outward from a central crankcase like the spokes of a wheel. The radial configuration was very commonly used for aircraft engines before gas turbine engines became predominant.

Homemade Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp 18 Cylinder Radial Engine!

What you see in the video below is a 1/5th scale model of a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp 18-Cylinder Radial Engine. The radial engine in this video was machined and built by Heller Davis, using all raw materials with exception of one aluminum domed shape casting on the back of the engine.

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