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Offline McQueen

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What do you think of the new rotoblock engine design.
It looks a  bit complicated to me,is it something like a radial engine, although the literature says that it is an opposed piston engine? I do remember that there was something called a ROPE (Rotary Opposed Piston Engine) engine which worked similarly to this. In fact this is something that was being developed at the same time as I was working on the original design of the Rotary Pulse Jet Engineand the original inventor of the design and myself kept in touch. Maybe he has sold the design??
« Last Edit: 06/05/2008 09:19:09 by McQueen »


 

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It's an interesting configuration but opposed piston engines aren't new.  One of the best examples is the Napier Deltic engine, with three banks of opposed pistons, linked up with three crankshafts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic
 

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The 2CV  is a more sophisticated version. It needs a special valve to release the crank case pressure as the two cylinders move together.
 

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Hmm...  I'm not sure 'sophisticated' is the right word  :)
 

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Shall we take this outside?
 

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Your car or mine?
 

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Well - if you're going to quibble we can call it off!
 

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