Ronald Valentine Engines

The finest miniature engines in the world

Taifun Tornado I
1954 Taifun Rasant Mk I

Technical Data:


Bore                         15.0 mm
Stroke                      14.0 mm
Rpm                          16,000 rpm
Total combustion       2.47 cc
Weight                      135 gram
Intake                          Front

The Taifun Tornado I team race diesel was a very light weight and powerful engine in its days.

Hans Hoernlein manufactured 2 different versions of this engine. They had different spinners and drive washers. The Mk I had a anodized drive washer and had a far bigger spinner.


Tornado II cut away


Taifun Tornado I Mk I

Taifun Tornado I Mk II

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