A hit-and-miss engine is a type of four-stroke IC engine since the late 1800s and began popular from the 1890s to 1930s. The name comes from the method of speed control that is implemented on these engines (as opposed to the "throttle governed" method of speed control). The sound made when the engine is running is a distinctive "POP whoosh whoosh whoosh whoosh POP" as the engine fires and then coasts until the speed decreases and needs to fire again to maintain its average speed.
I would like to say that I am very impressed by this little engine, she fired right up straight out of the box.
I have dressed her up a bit including a base which houses the electronics along with some extra weight so she does not move about while running.
Other mods include a softer governor spring, and the use of one 18650 cell along with a switch for ignition.
Thanks Again for a very scale excellent running model engine
Enjomor Hit and Miss is a must-buy Hit and Miss enthusiasts
So much about this engine is very, very good - brass or bronze sleeve bearings used throughout, nice castings, strong construction, mechanical leaf switch ignition, great paint job, and all moving parts fitting well. Someone's put a lot of work into this. Initially it will run too fast - on a mass produced engine, I suspect this is necessary until it begins to run in and I suspect many of us will seek to slow down the governor. That kind of tweaking takes time and I'd rather the engine was affordable, which it definitely is - great price. Check out my Youtube unboxing and review, and subscribe if you want to be notified of my progress with this machine - I've already tried different springs in the governor and will get a translation of the Chinese governor video for this engine (My wife being Chinese). Next I'll try lead inserts in the governor weights, I think... fun tweaking!
Great little Engine
Arrived today but havent started it yet. It was packaged well and looks very nice. Great company and very responsive to questions.
the item arrived but is damaged please replace or refund my payment thank you.
Beautiful engine that runs well. A great addition to any collection
Mounting the engine on a base was a fun little project and this engine is truly beautiful. It is mostly cast parts for a very nice historical look and the red finish is striking. The engine is much more scale/historical/realistic than the ET series and looks great! If you only want one of these little hit and miss models, the Enjomor is it. Beautifully made and full of classic features and it's been easy starting and reliable.