Anyone know anything about Antonov AN-2 Engines (Shvetsov ASh 62)?

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Anyone know anything about Antonov AN-2 Engines (Shvetsov ASh 62)?

Postby Bushido » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:10 pm

Hi everyone!

My name is Anton, and I'm new to the forums! Nice to meet you all :)

I was wondering, does anyone in here know anything about the Shvetsov ASh-62 9 cyl radial engine that is used in, among other aircraft, the Antonov AN-2? Or maybe just has some general knowledge about large radial engines?

Thing is, I've been offered to buy an engine from an AN-2 for what is basically the price of the scrap metal in the engine, and I would very much like to learn more about the engine type as such so that one day I might do something fun with this engine! I'm thinking static display engine for now, possibly put it in a land based vehicle sometime in the future... Given that I can get it started at all of course :D

I should probably mention that I'm not a mechanic, just a pilot. And I usually fly Helicopters (not piston engined ones), so that's probably not gonna help. All I have, experience wise, is some general know-how regarding cars and motorcycles and so on, as well as some baser metal fabricating experience such as welding, casting, milling, lathe working and blacksmithing. Anyhow, I figured this aircraft engine might be a fun side project to care for, so if anyone has some hints and tips for me I'd appreciate it hugely! :)

For those of you who don't know, this is the engine type in question:



Again, nice to meet you all!

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Anton.

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Re: Anyone know anything about Antonov AN-2 Engines (Shvetsov ASh 62)?

Postby drseti » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:13 pm

No knowledge of this particular engine, Anton, but my limited general experience with round engines is that they're designed to sling oil. In fact, if they don't, it means you forgot to put oil in!
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Re: Anyone know anything about Antonov AN-2 Engines (Shvetsov ASh 62)?

Postby Bushido » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:24 pm

drseti wrote:No knowledge of this particular engine, Anton, but my limited general experience with round engines is that they're designed to sling oil. In fact, if they don't, it means you forgot to put oil in!

Haha, thanks for the input sir! An acquaintance of mine told me, when I told him about my plans to buy this engine, that "She's a thirsty one, so make sure to give her a big tank. And don't forget to put a drop of petrol in her as well" :lol:

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Re: Anyone know anything about Antonov AN-2 Engines (Shvetsov ASh 62)?

Postby MrMorden » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:47 am

Perfect engine swap for my CTSW.
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Re: Anyone know anything about Antonov AN-2 Engines (Shvetsov ASh 62)?

Postby MrMorden » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:52 am

BTW, I was surprised the fellow in the second video started the engine with no prop installed...with no load at all, that is usually a recipe for quickly overspeeding an aircraft engine. But maybe he didn't know that. :)
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Re: Anyone know anything about Antonov AN-2 Engines (Shvetsov ASh 62)?

Postby Bushido » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:13 pm

MrMorden wrote:BTW, I was surprised the fellow in the second video started the engine with no prop installed...with no load at all, that is usually a recipe for quickly overspeeding an aircraft engine. But maybe he didn't know that. :)


I agree, not only out of load aspect but also no cooling factor what so ever... I personally don't intend to run my engine this way, I will at least get a small cooling fan type prop :)


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