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Offline Brad Cancian

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RAF1 and RAF4a Engine query
« on: July 13, 2019, 08:43:33 AM »
Hi all - probably a silly question, but did the RAF1 engine (which powered things like BE2s) utilise the same cylinder body as the RAF4a engine (which powered things like the RE-8)?  I understand the RAF4a was based off of the RAF1, but i'm not exactly sure to what extent.

Thanks in advance,

Brad

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Re: RAF1 and RAF4a Engine query
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 08:59:30 AM »
Brad, Vintage Aviator has got some really detailed photos of both the RAF 1 and the RAF 4a during the build process.  Just at a glance, I would say the RAF4a engine could be used on everything in 1/48 scale but the earliest BE2s.  Copper State has an excellent RAF4a kit available.
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Bud

http://thevintageaviator.co.nz/projects/raf1-engine-reproduction/replication-raf1a-engine

http://thevintageaviator.co.nz/projects/engines/raf4a-engine/detail/build-gallery?page=0%2C3

https://www.copperstatemodels.com/main/fullDetails/123
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Re: RAF1 and RAF4a Engine query
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 12:10:07 PM »
Many thanks Bud - it looked to my eye that the cylinder bodies were the same, but wanted to check. I have plans for a future project that will need an RAF1 engine; I have a couple of the lovely copper state engines and thought (hoped) that I could steal the cylinders :)

Thanks again,

BC