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Taifun Orkan Prototype

1962 Taifun Orkan Prototypes

Technical Data:

Bore                         14.0 mm
Stroke                      16.0 mm
Rpm                          16,300 rpm
Total combustion       2.46 cc
Power                        0.36 Hp
Weight                      170 gram
Intake                       disc valve

The Taifun Orkan was a powerful team race diesel engine. Martin Bodeman was the designer. The Orkan was very similar to the Eta diesel engines. Hans Hoernlein manufactured 2 different versions of this engine, diesel and Glow. There was a R/C version that never went into production.

Taifun Orkan Diesel cut away

Taifun Orkan Glow

Taifun Orkan Diesel R/C

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