Vega 30 (oz13755)

 

Vega 30 (oz13755) by John Harbone 1988 - plan thumbnail

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Vega 30. Model aero engine. 4-stroke glow.

For more on the Vega 30, see http://modelenginenews.org/cardfile/vega30.html

Quote: "The Vega range was designed and built from the late 1980's through to the mid 1990's by John Harbone of Birmingham, England. His intent was to provide a range of engines for sport or scale flying that would be quiet and reliable. They were manufactured in small quantities from bar-stock until ill-health forced an end to the venture. The rights to all the designs were sold on with the intention that they continue in production, but sadly, this did not eventuate.

The initial models were all side-valve four-strokes. The range also included a .61, .25 and a horizontally opposed, alternate firing twin using the .25 cylinders to give .50 cu in total displacement. Towards the end of production, .61 and .91 cu in displacement over-head valve (OHV) prototypes were made although they did not reach production. All models are comparatively rare today, but they do appear occasionally as collectables.

Each model was offered in two versions. On type A, the carburettor and exhaust were oriented to the rear of the engine, while type B placed then on the side of the head. Company advertising stressed the enclosed valve gear, free from tappet adjustment, the compact size, 'solid' (bar-stock) construction, quiet running, and ability to idle for long periods with instant throttle response..."

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Vega 30 (oz13755) by John Harbone 1988 - model pic

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  • (oz13755)
    Vega 30
    by John Harbone
    1988 
    0.3 cu in
    Engine Glow
    clean :)
    complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 08/03/2022
    Filesize: 2186KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: EdHolly
    Downloads: 994

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