|ARTIFACTS FROM SIGNIFICANT AIRCRAFT...
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|B-17 PISTON-MASTER ROD SCULPTURE
The B-17 "Flying Fortress" is powered by four Wright "Cyclone 9" R-1820 Radial Engines. Each supercharged engine has nine cylinders for a total of 1,820 cu inches, producing over 1,400 horsepower. The engine is a masterpiece of engineering design incorporating Hemispherical combustion chambers (now known as a Hemi Head), roller cam followers, roller bearing rocker arms, etc. Just think-this design dates from the 1930s!
We have obtained a limited number of PISTON-MASTER RODS from B-17 aircraft. There is only one Master Rod per engine. The other eight pistons are connected to the Master Rod with Link Rods and Knuckle Pins. The whole assembly is connected to the single throw crankshaft and rotates on one ball bearing set.
The artifacts are cleaned and left in as original condition as much as possible so you can see the extraordinary engineering and manufacturing finish from an era long past. The artifacts are cleaned and left in as original condition as much as possible so you can appreciate the extraordinary engineering and manufacturing finish from an era long past. Sometimes you will see the failure mode, such as a bearing failure, on the artifacts. The original part numbers, magnaflux and other inspection marks are retained.
Mounted on a Base and presented to show their beautiful sculptural form. The base includes Data Plates of the aircraft and engine specs.
Base is 12" wide X 15" deep; sculpture is 24" high.
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Contact Pat McGinnis for more information
Tel: 1 805-895-7793
Fax: 1 805-967-0109
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