Posted February 04, 2014 - 02:17 PM
Posted February 04, 2014 - 04:29 PM
Posted February 04, 2014 - 04:30 PM
Wonder what clutch was? Pretty weird! Flywheel and cooling done by engine spinning?? Huh! Wonder if seals would wear out fast? That was said to be a helicopter design? They had those way back then too? I know the Tucker was a helicopter engine, but not like this at all.
Posted February 04, 2014 - 04:39 PM
Very neat engine. And 100 years old.
About 20 years ago a guy I worked was telling me about an engine where the block rotated around the crank and some were used in air planes--Well I thought he was telling me some kind of joke,Well the jokes on me ---It's real.
Ya gotta give those men credit,started with just an idea nothing to copy from,no computer aided drawings,no cnc machines--Just a sharp pencil and mind.
Definitly thinking out of the box,for sure some thing the enginneers these days should try more of.
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