Has anyone seen the new rotoblock engine that came out in 2005 ?

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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??
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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  [:)]
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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Shall we take this outside?

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Your car or mine?
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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lyner

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