You can really see a lot about how an engine works with it, especially the valve train. I was disappointed with the final product. The final product was less than overwhelming - the experience not to be repeated. Unfortunately, the instructions do not explain that this gearing between the spools is not representative of an actual engine. It comes complete with its very own Haynes manual, giving you clear step by step assembly instructions, as well as some interesting background information about real engines. First the overall product is nice and it has survived being taken apart twice and put back together.
It would be better if each spool was independently driven. Unfortunately, there just is not anything interesting to see in the operation of the turbine engine model. We had previously put together the Haynes V-8 engine model and it is pretty impressive with all of the moving parts: pistons, crank shaft, valves, camshafts and even spark plugs igniting and a lot more difficult to assemble. Happy to pay for it. Although the sounds require reworking and the fact that the V8 version is quite difficult for a younger child, this kit makes for a perfect gift that will provide a day or 2 of exited enter and learning while they build! The instruction booklet wasn't too helpful, save yourself some time and just find the assembly video on Youtube to save yourself some time and hassle.
Presumably this configuration was used so that both spools can be operated from a single drive motor. The model is run by two batteries, not supplied, and the box includes full assembly instructions and the necessary tools. Build a fully functional, motorized model of a Turbofan Jet Engine. Engine parts may vary in colour from those shown. He was less disappointed with the end result.
Includes an illuminated combustion chamber and features a realistic jet engine sound Provides a useful understanding of how a full-size aircraft jet engine works. For use under adult supervision Not suitable for children under 10 years. One caution, be very careful not to bend any of the blades on the turbine wheels. Our favourite bit: the realistic sound it makes once you have it all assembled! No Material Type s Plastic Remote Control Included? Also make sure you get the wheels mounted squarely on the shaft so they do not wobble when rotated. The model is assembled using only screws, and the , like the manuals for the other Haynes models listed here, is easy to follow and includes a section about the real-life version of the model and another section describing how an engine works.
Below is a short time-lapse video showing you how it all comes together. With fully working parts, some 250 in the V8 version and 100 or so in the four-cylinder example, the model engine is mounted on its own stand and the transparent covers allow the engine valves, pistons and fan belt to be observed as they are working. Rotated with some resistance when driven by hand - we disassembled and reassembled the main part 5 times, trying to figure out where the friction is. This kit is awesome, it takes me back to when I was rebuilding mark 3 Escort! The box contains all the parts you need to assemble the working model. The Haynes model engine kit allows anyone with an interest in the internal combustion engine to gain an understanding of how such an engine works. You assemble the kit with either screws or by snapping or pressing the parts together.
Kid loves it, but after a week he doesn't have anymore interest in it. In a real engine, the two spools will turn completely independent of each other. For Android App customers only. The inner workings of this model are not as visible as those of the others on this list. Fantastic model starter kitWorking model of a fully functional turbofan engineIlluminated combustion chamberTransparent casing to see working partsRealistic jet engine soundsAssembled Dimensions: 30L x 16W x 21.
Brand new and in it's original, sealed and unopened packaging. It's loads of fun to build and keep little ones attention spans, excellent instructions coupled with quality materials give this kit a true sense that you have spent much more on it than you have. Looking for the perfect gift for a future Mechanic or Engineer, or just someone who loves to Explore! Only problem we had was the first set of batteries we tried didn't have enough power - so make sure batteries are in tip top condition. It's not perfect - the fan belt causes the crankshaft to flex on rotation on mine causing an horrific graunching noise, so if yours does that, remove the belt that's the external belt you can see going to the 4bladed fan in the pic if that's unclear it makes no difference other than obviously the fan will no longer rotate. This model was a gift to my 13 year old grandson.
For use under adult supervision No warning applicable No warning applicable Not suitable for children under 3 years. It will snap or break easy with age or heavy usage. The model is fun to put together and the kit contains all the tools you'll need and over 100 parts to assemble the working model. You build this mini engine kit with screws and a few snap-together and press-fit parts. But I think combination of imperfections in the plastic parts and a super-weak belt system a total joke makes this hopeless. Refunds by law: In Australia, consumers have a legal right to obtain a refund from a business if the goods purchased are faulty, not fit for purpose or don't match the seller's description. There are also lots of notes on how engines work for him to read later - when he's not playing football!.
To complete the model, the controller also houses a sound chip which becomes functional when the engine is running and which even includes the sound of the engine starting. It was worth the money and my grandson and I had a good time assembling it. If you bend one or more just a little bit they are very obvious when the model is operated and detract from the realism of the visual effect. The fan does spin, but this is a jet engine model and should be spinning twice as fast then what you get. . Having said that, a little more patience with it probably would have paid off - re-reading after having worked it out it actually wasn't too bad. The are fragile and easily bent same for the compressor blades.