Designing and building a miniature aero-engine is an exciting and rewarding task. Whether a professional engineer or an amateur looking to build an engine to fly your model aeroplane, this book will safely guide you through all the stages of designing and constructing an aero-engine in your workshop at home. With practical advice and detailed diagrams throughout, the book includes: machine tools, materials and accessories required; designing the engine, including a focus on proportion, valve timing and engine balancing; the manufacture of carburettors, assembly and setting up and, finally, choosing an aircraft for a home-designed miniature engine. Aimed at home metalworkers, engineers, hobbyist aero-engine builders and miniature aeroplane enthusiasts, and packed full of advice and tips, this new book is both instructional and inspirational. Fully illustrated with 163 colour photographs and 65 diagrams.