Until I bought a v8 engine model from Stirlingkit. Now, I have the opportunity to disassemble and assemble this small V8 engine model myself, and I feel excited. I was holding this V8 engine model kit in my hands. When I opened the package, I saw a pile of exquisite parts in front of me. Every little screw and every tiny piece of gear carries an unknown mystery.
This is not a high-end technology project, just a small model toy. When I opened the package, there was a bunch of parts inside, including screws, bearings, and connecting rods, which made me a little dazzled. This is similar to the parts I use when working on my car, only much smaller. The child sat next to me and looked at my movements curiously. He may not understand every component inside the engine, but he can sense my excitement and focus and is eager to help. I decided to invite my kids to join me in this challenge. We sat down at the table and started this father-son project. I explained to him the function of each component, and he used his small fingers to help me complete each assembly step. In the process, I looked at the curiosity and surprise on his face, as if I saw myself when I was a child. At this time, it is no longer a person's entertainment time, but a simple family interaction.
At first, I opened the assembly instructions and saw a bunch of names and diagrams of parts, and I couldn't help but feel a little confused. I thought I knew a lot about car engines, but I was still a bit dazzled by these tiny parts. Screws, bearings, connecting rods, seemingly simple parts, but I need to carefully read the instructions to ensure that each one is installed in the correct position.
The thing that bothered me the most during assembly was a set of tiny screws. Their size is like the tip of a needle and it is always difficult to grasp them with fingers. The child was still a little unfamiliar with the operation of these small parts, so it took us several attempts to successfully fix them tightly in place on the engine. This process is full of challenges, but it also makes us cherish every small success even more.
Additionally, there are some assembly processes that require considerable patience. For example, nesting the connecting rod and the crankshaft together requires trial and error and careful adjustment. These seemingly simple steps actually require us to constantly adjust our gestures to ensure that every part can be inserted smoothly. It has to be said that this puts certain requirements on our patience and meticulousness.
However, it is these difficulties that make the entire assembly process more interesting. We are no longer just assembling a model, it is a test of patience and perseverance. In the process of solving difficulties, the tacit understanding between my children and I is slowly increasing, and we enjoy every step of the progress together.
The engine model slowly took shape. When I pressed the button, the engine made a faint but clear roar. I looked at the excitement flashing in the child's eyes and felt an indescribable sense of satisfaction. Not an exaggerated sound, but enough to make us laugh contentedly.
This v8 engine kit taught me that education is not limited to classrooms and books. Sometimes the most profound learning happens in practice, especially through hands-on experience.
Maybe this V8 engine model is just a small device, but to me, it is a true revelation of the car world and a simple and beautiful time spent with my children. Because on this ordinary weekend afternoon, my children and I were doing simple and interesting things together. In the process, I felt the real and mechanical charm of the car.