<h1>Paper V8 Engine<h1>
By Mark McConville
FEATURED in the Max Max movies and one of the most popular car engines of all time the legendary v8 engine has been painstakingly recreated in paper.
Cool video footage has revealed a fully functional paper model of a v8 engine in action with working parts moving.
Stunning pictures have captured the staggering detail the paper model has been crafted with as minuscule cogs, and pipes combine to make up the engine.
The awesome model is the work of software developer Aliaksei Zholner (31) from Minsk, Belarus.
“I was fond of paper modelling back in school, and the idea of working paper engine was born yet then, but I was able to incarnate it only in 2010 with my first working model,” he said.
“After that I have built several models gradually increasing complexity which led to the creation of v8 paper model.
“Initially I saw a scheme of a pneumatic engine in some book like a technical encyclopaedia and I thought that it would be cool to build it from paper.
“Of course, the coolest thing for me is that it is working.”
Making a model this small with moving parts out of paper was not without its struggles as Aliaksei explained.
“It was made the same as most paper models,” he said. “At first you need to draw a template, then cut them out, give them correct shapes and combine together with glue.
“There were a lot of problems. The friction should be very small, I had to provide a proper sealing for valves, and in general all parts should be made quite precisely because most of details have sizes of couple of millimetres.
“Most people are quite surprised when they learned that the model has pistons and valves and it actually works with help of them and not via a turbine or something like this.”
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