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The Worlds Tiniest Working V12 Engine

The following video is highly recommended, it covers the building of a tiny V12 engine by a true craftsman. The engineer is quite obviously a talented technician and demonstrates years of experience and skill. Aside from the technical acheivement of building such a complex working engine the video is very engaging and interesting to fellow engineers, student in fact anyone who can appreciate the time, effort and inginuity involved with such a wonderful creation.

This engine is a hand built V-12 with compressed air injection. It is the world's smallest engine of its kind. It features a 12cm3 displacement with cylinder diameter of 11.3mm, the pistons are 10mm. Funcions with only 0.1 Kg/cm2. It is built with stainless steel, aluminum and bronze. This engine is dedicated to Patelo's four older grandchildren: Sara, Carmen, Jose and Pablo.

It is designed for teaching and exhibition. It runs on compressed air to avoid contamination. The design and construction drawings is made by Patelo, like all parts (except the screws).

Thank for the kind use of the background music:
THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT (MARC SHAIMAN)
ALIVE (JAMES NEWTON HOWARD)
SINBAD, LEGEND 7 SEAS (HARRY GREGSON WILLIAMS)
BACKDRAFT (HANS ZIMMER)

For more details please visit Patelo's family YouTube Channel