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Taifun Orkan / Bodeman

1962 Taifun Orkan

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 of the Taifun Orkan. Mr. Bodeman worked for Webra later were he designed the Mach I and Mach II. 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 cut away

First Taifun Orkan / Martin Bodeman

Orkan designed by Mr. Bodeman

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