Napier Sabre

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  1. thewritingwriter89

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    This is perhaps a two part question, about the Napier Sabre, and sleeve valve engines in general.

    1. Are there any still running?
    2. Can anyone provide a good diagram of how in the world a sleeve valve engine is geared for an inline configuration?

    I am in the midst of a Tempest infatuation...so when I build one, I know where to jack the engine from.
    Just kidding...just kidding...
     
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    #2 brewerjerry, Oct 15, 2009
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    Hi
    Always worth a browse of the flight archive.
    Below is a link to an article on the sabre (a site search may reveal more).

    napier sabre | 1945 | 2283 | Flight Archive

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1944/1944 - 0072.html

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1944/1944 - 0603.html

    I don't think any are any running, in fact there are only a few engines left.
    Most technical stuff I have seen so far is a eight page pilot reference book, which I have somewhere,never seen an engine manual yet.
    cheers
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    wow, thanks jerry. never heard of the flight archive before. will definently look to it in the future

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    Napier Sabre Sleeve-port operation
     

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    perfect colin1, exactly what i needed. thanks
     
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