Watch This Guy Painstakingly Hand-Build The Smallest V12 Engine Ever

This is the sort of thing you wish you were taught in your design and technology class back in high school. Let's ignore for a second the complexity of manufacturing the parts and putting it together correctly, or the fact the average D&T teacher probably wouldn't know the first thing about hand-crafting an engine. Instead, just marvel at the sheer awesomeness of one man's quest to construct his very own chrome baby.

You may notice there's no ignition system or fuel, so it's not an actual combustion engine. Instead, it runs on air. At the end of the video the maker, one Yesus Wilder, pumps compressed air into it and while it's not as meaty, it sure sounds like an engine to me.

The music is oddly... grandiose... considering the content of the video. Yet, it sort of works, if you can imagine there's a tiny brigade of hobbits crafting the engine instead.

If you'd like to see more of Wilder's work, including an equally small radial engine, he posts regular videos on his YouTube channel.

[YouTube, via Reddit]


Comments

    Great work but the video? By a little over half time I was fast forwarding.

    Awesome. Now all he needs to do is slap that badboy in an appropriately scaled WWII Spitfire for pure awesomeness.

    This guy has the patients Of Jobe, pitty he couldn't use bearings on the cam shaft et al. Won't be able to run it for long periods but kudos to him just the same!

      "The Patients Of Jobe". That'll be Job's lesser-known brother, who became a doctor then gave it up, leaving his patients to this engine-building dude.

        HAHA! Yes!

        Meh, I couldn't remember the spelling so I Googled it, and apparently Jobe is OK to use, so... whatever dude....

          Lol... you missed the whole patience vs patients. Patience is the virtue that you need when you are a patient waiting at a hospital emergency department.

          Oh, you total dimwit. It's patience. Google that

    Thats so cool. Imagine if he built a full size engine.

    Iron Chef theme song? Really?

    This engine is probably more practical than the V8 blender...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDlMLqdvHzI

    personally I like this more, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mutb7KgA9NM this one actually runs on rc car nitro.

    Seems to be a few of these air powered model engines being made. Amazing work all of them.

    The one I love the most is a petrol powered V8 this gentleman is building:

    http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/index.php?topic=14330.0

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