This post is about an ongoing project and will be updated frequently.
Tony Stark built his first V8 engine when he was 6 years old. I’m 22 already but haven’t built any engine yet. I should start to build an engine right now! Since I’m 22, there’s no way I could break Tony’s record, how about breaking another record: Vehicle engine with the most cylinders? So I started Project R54: design and build a 54-cylinder radial engine which will beat the current world record (48 cylinders) by 6 cylinders.
This project is divided into 3 phases:
|1||Reverse engineer a single cylinder engine.||Learn all the technique required to build an engine.|
|2||Redesign the engine to be scalable.||Convert the single cylinder engine to a modular design and then scale up to 54 cylinder in CAD.|
|3||Build a R54 engine.||Break the world record.|
So far, I’m halfway through the first phase: designed and machined the muffler, the piston, and the cylinder head. The next step is to design and machine the engine block.