Crazy, but works!!!

Le Rhone 9C 492x500 Crazy, but works!!! Technology

The rotary engine was an early type of internal-combustion engine, usually designed with an odd number of cylinders per row in a radial configuration, in which the crankshaft remained stationary and the entire cylinder block rotated around it. The design was used mostly in the years shortly before and during World War I to power aircraft, and also saw use in a few early motorcycles and cars.

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8 Responses to Crazy, but works!!!

  1. These uses a sling type oilier… and used as much oil as they did gas… that why the old type bi-wing pilots wore the ubiquitous scarves… to wipe all the spend oil off their goggles…

    The next generation stationary type where much better

  2. Still used by Mazda in their sports cars, i.e. RX-8

  3. Ahhh… That’s a Rotary engine…. these are Radial engines

  4. Um, no, not exactly.

    Mazda’s Wankel engines are often referred to as Rotary, but it not the same as the Radial or Rotary engine shown here.

  5. Hey Atkinson, where’s the Kitty Hawk?

  6. etiii:
    “There are more Kitty Hawks in heaven and earth, etiii,
    Than are dreamt of in your Wiki.”* :)
    Good idea, thanks

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