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Post  GallopingGhostler on Sun May 06, 2018 2:20 pm

I don't know much about these engines. Apparently the maker is in Germany, better known for diesels. It resembles a Cox, is similar in form in that it uses basic rear tank and reed valve, cylinder looks similar to a Cox. It's finish is superb with the appearance of the fine workmanship of a German made watch. Bidding was terminated today with item no longer available, may be viewed at:

E-Bay: Item# 192530884812 - Taifun Foxie 044 Engine






This is the first time I've seen this. Does anyone know anything about this engine?
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Sun May 06, 2018 2:30 pm

Just noticed something. Huh... The tank has no fill or vent nipples, no spring or ratchet needle retain setting device, so apparently it is more of a display item. Shocked
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Re: Taifun .044 Foxie

Post  Davenz13 on Sun May 06, 2018 2:59 pm

Hi George
Here's a link to Ronald Valentines website where that motor is shown.It would appear that the sellers story is correct.

http://www.ronald-valentine-engines.com/Taifun.html



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1960 Taifun Sprint Prototype

Technical Data:

Bore                         8.0 mm
Stroke                      9.0 mm
Rpm                          18,000 rpm
Power                         0.04 Hp
Total combustion       1.78 cc
Weight                       35 gram
Intake                       disc valve

The Taifun Foxie is very similar to the early Cox 049 Baby Bee. In fact Hans Hoernlein manufactured his first Prototype using Cox Babe Bee parts.  
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Sun May 06, 2018 3:50 pm

Thanks, Dave for shedding more light on the subject and pointing out the website, I see a better image of what is going on. This Valentine guy has peaked my curiosity, never paid much attention to him before. Appears that the one on E-Bay was made of prototype parts of which the back is incomplete. Here's another prototype that shows the fueling nipple mounted to the tank back:



All one would need is a pin hole nearby for venting and indicate tank full during filling. And, yes, I'd understand why Graupner would not pursue the engine any further. They would not be able to garner the sales for the higher cost of the engine over the cheaper Coxes and other European offerings. Also, the power output is closer to the Pee Wee than it is the Babe Bee.
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Post  ticomareado on Sun May 06, 2018 9:05 pm

http://www.modelenginecollecting.com/Engine-Profiles/Profi.html


Indeed, DaveNZ-- Hoernlein also produced the Profi series of engines which were arguably giant size Tee Dees. The Profis were by no means anemic in power output.
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