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Turbocharged straight-five cylinder engine 'Komodo Dragon Block'
This is my impression of an inline-five cilinder engine. The turbo inlet mounted on top looks like the head of a komodo dragon, so I named it after the komodo dragon.
About this creation
My fascination for straight five cylinder engines in modern cars has increased. In my opinion the straight-five engines are a more practical substitute for (extremely) tuned up four cylinder and gas-o-holic six cylinder engines. Nowadays, people try to enjoy driving expensive cars, but they also have the fear of pleasure versus expenses.





The straight-five engine is a midway for people who want to drive sporty, but economic. Aside of that, being careful not to harm the environment is a huge factor. Even then the four and six cylinder engines deliver very much power and can be very economical, but for now I prefer five.





I wanted to build something different than standard Lego “V” shaped engines, so I experimented a little with “unusual” parts for an engine. The only thing I had to do was improvise and use everything I have.





To create the engine, first I put some rotation pins together. I knew the cylinder arms would fit, but they would not rotate steady enough without stabilizer. Next, I put “cylinders” together by linking two cross end bars. The huge pressure of the small springs caused a forced motion. I fixed that by position the upside down springs higher. In the end I performed some modifications by simply removing items.




This is the first cylinder engine I created without using the standard Lego cylinders. The next step is creating a smaller inline-four cylinder engine. Of course I am curious about the amount of needed parts, so I started counting. After counting it came as a surprise that I applied 394 single Lego components for a relatively small build.



Comments

 I made it 
  August 1, 2010
Quoting Ben Schevers Ziet er goed uit. Nog plannen om de motor nog ergens in te bouwen?
Ja, maar dan waarschijnlijk toch een wat compacter ontwerp en dan ook nog vier in plaats van vijf cilinders. Dan wordt dat waarschijnlijk geen power functions aangedreven schaalmodel, maar waarschijnlijk een statisch model. Geeft niets, daar houd ik ook wel van, want van het gehannes met de bedrading van het Ferrari GT4 model, om dat uit het directe zicht te houden, wordt je ook niet goed. Vooral als je dat bij elk opeenvolgend model toepast, dan wordt dat heus wel een weektaak, zo ik in mijn belevenis heb meegemaakt.
 I like it 
  August 1, 2010
Ziet er goed uit. Nog plannen om de motor nog ergens in te bouwen?
 I made it 
  June 10, 2010
Quoting -T.K GOODWOOD- Great engine! I like your imagination to compare it to an aggressive animal! Please can you comment on my Ute and Low rider. I think youll like them.
Thanks dude! I enjoyed admiring your excellent work.
 I like it 
  June 3, 2010
Great engine! I like your imagination to compare it to an aggressive animal! Please can you comment on my Ute and Low rider. I think youll like them.
Siddhart Jaipal
Gray Malkmus
  April 17, 2010
it is not good at all. if you are going to make an engine on that scale, just make a LPE!
Siddhart Jaipal
Gray Malkmus
  April 17, 2010
sorry, i was too harsh on you. was in a bad mood yesterday.. :) to answer your question, a LPE is a Lego Pneumatic Engine. it uses pneumatic cylinders as pistons. look at nico71's creations, he has one here on mocpages.
 I made it 
  April 17, 2010
Quoting Gray Malkmus sorry, i was too harsh on you. was in a bad mood yesterday.. :) to answer your question, a LPE is a Lego Pneumatic Engine. it uses pneumatic cylinders as pistons. look at nico71's creations, he has one here on mocpages.
It's allright, thanx dude!
 I made it 
  April 17, 2010
Quoting Gray Malkmus it is not good at all. if you are going to make an engine on that scale, just make a LPE!
What is a LPE?
 I made it 
  February 13, 2010
Thank you very much, let's go and visit your Lego mocs.
Quoting DrSlumper The TRX Project Great job.
 I like it 
  February 13, 2010
Great job.
 I made it 
  February 11, 2010
Dan man! Thanks dude!
Quoting Dan the Man Pretty cool idea, interesting design - looks good! -Dan
 I like it 
  February 11, 2010
Pretty cool idea, interesting design - looks good! -Dan
 
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