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#1 Gtractor OFFLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 01:46 PM

Saw this oddball and thought I'd share. I know most of you guys are gearheads too......


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 02:17 PM

Wow! That is something else! And to think nowadays we can only come up with the junk we drive with the aid of computers. That was a very smart man to come up with that engine!

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 04:29 PM

Impressive. Never seen anything like that before. Thanks for sharing.

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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.



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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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Posted February 04, 2014 - 05:25 PM

There were several Aircraft Engine manufacturers in the early 1900's that built Rotary Engines as they were called. Here are some videos of full size and even a scaled model.

 

 

 


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