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#1 JimD OFFLINE  

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Posted March 07, 2014 - 03:23 PM

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Posted March 07, 2014 - 03:58 PM

Yea thats pretty neat


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 05:22 PM

That's something I've never seen. All that mass rotating around a fixed crank. 


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 06:30 PM

    My only question is, with the engine rotating around the crank how does it drive?  I must be missing something!


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 06:56 PM

very cool thanks for sharing
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Posted March 07, 2014 - 06:57 PM

I believe that there is a gear on the bottom under the cylinders that transfers the power to the transmission.  I wondered the same thing my self when I first saw it.  There was a shot of a gear turning a worm gear so I figured that was how they transferred the power.

 

Wasn't there a car that had a rotory engine in it back in the 70's or 80's?


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Posted March 07, 2014 - 08:03 PM

Rotary engine Mazda different concept entirely. It had triangle shaped rotors that acted as pistons. Neat neat design.

That rotary engine in the YouTube video is the same as an air plane rotary engine.
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Posted March 07, 2014 - 08:58 PM

    I go to the Saratoga antique truck show in the fall and there is a guy there who put an aircraft engine on the back of an old military surplus truck to power it.  at least 10 cyl engine, its huge and awesome, I love to see it every year.  I will try to get pics next time.


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 07:33 AM

http://www.animatede...com/wankel.html  Really cool animation on that page.

 

Wanted to post that last night but its hard from my phone.  The Wankel Rotary engine is in the Mazda RX7s back in the day, and had a small run in the 2000s in the RX8.  I think they stopped production in 2012.

 

They were an odd engine.  Very strange to drive to me.  No power down low in the RPM, and redlined at 9,000 RPM.  They ran best between 6000 and 9000 RPM.  They loved to be revved up. 

Anyone, some useless information. 


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 08:12 PM

http://www.mazda.com...t/rotary/story/



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Posted March 08, 2014 - 09:14 PM

I bet a misfire on that could be a disaster. throw things out of balance and all kinds of stuff goes wrong. Wonder what a broken motor mount would do to it?


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 09:25 PM

The Red Barons plane used the same type of engine. All that mass rotating is kind of intimidating to me.


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Yea there where snowmobiles with it






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