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jsewell



Joined: 28 Mar 2006
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Location: Little Rock, AR

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 14:55    Post subject: engine component drawings Reply with quote

i am a pro/e user by trade and hobby and have been trying for years to find component/assembly drawings for antique aircraft engines to create CAD solid models, run simulations, etc, but i have found very little information for reference. i know it has to be out there for the engine modelers to base their creations from, but after googling for years now, i can't find anything. surely drawings for an r-4360 or the like can't still be proprietary. any information would be appreciated.
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rcore



Joined: 30 Nov 2006
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Location: Wichita, Kansas

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 17:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on the level of accuracy you need, you might try what I've been doing. Here's Luke Hobbs and Andy Willgoos' patent for the R-4360:

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2426879.pdf

Also search up 871 thru 878. There are earlier ones for the cylinder heads, but I can't remember the numbers.

Anyway, this is admittedly crude, but I've been scaling these drawings up to create a CATIA V5 model. We know the bore is 5.75" and the stroke is 6", so with a achinist's scale, a magnifying glass and a calculator you can get pretty close with the rest. I figure that'll do until I get better information.

Of course, it would be nice to know tha actual row-spacing dimensions and crank pin and main bearing diameters, etc.
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