A rare opportunity to acquire a highly collectable and working radial aero engine built to the highest of standards.
A fine exhibition quality 1/4 inch scale model of a Bentley BR2 nine cylinder Rotary Aero Engine, built by Mr Dan Robin to the L K Blackmore drawings. The model with finned cylinders, pushrod operated valves, spark plugs and leads. The engine mounted on display base with fitted 28 inch propellor, copper fuel tank with associated pipework and throttle control lever. Engine diameter 12 inches.
The model is fully working and has been tested on a number of occasions. The model was completed in 2000.
Gold Medal - Sandown Model Engineering Exhibition
History of the Bentley BR2:
The Bentley B.R.2 was a British rotary aircraft engine developed during the First World War by the motorcar engine designer W. O. Bentley. The BR2 was the most powerful rotary to see service and produced 230HP @1300RPM. This was the last type of rotary engine to be used by the RAF – later air-cooled aircraft engines being almost entirely of the fixed radial type. The BR.2 represented the peak of rotary engine development.