the art of engine

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  1. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    post some pics of engines worthy of museum space. recip, rotary, turbine... doesn't matter. wierd and wonderful.

    a falconer 12 cylinder spark ignited piston engine.

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    it really does work... believe it or not.

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    Shine a heat lamp onto the rubber bands on one side of the heat engine. As the rubber bands are heated, they contract, moving the center of mass away from the center of rotation. This causes the engine to rotate!

    Ya just gotta luv astrophysicists! :thumb
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  4. Loadedagain

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    the monkey knows what i'm talkin about :clap
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  5. Loadedagain

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    table

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    That is either a freaking mess ... or the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. :scratch
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  7. Loadedagain

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    i've always has a fascination for the woerd and wonderful... how about oposing twin cylinder compression ignition recip engines?

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    or maybe a modern radial?

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    Or both!

    I always thought that the goal for efficiency was to reduce frictional losses/rotational mass. Seems like this thing would have both, in spades.

    But then, beauty and efficiency rarely go hand-in-hand, or so I'm told?

    Except for this one:

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  9. Loadedagain

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    coates rotary valves.... if it doesn't have to stop and go back that's a good thing!

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    beauty and efficiency fall hand in hand with modern turbines. drool......

    rule of thumb with efficiency - less moving parts is better.

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    nice fish tank, but it doesn't run.

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    Beauty! :thumb

    I had one of the first RX-7 Turbo's to hit the US, back in 1986. A marriage made in heaven!
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    :rabia excuse the resolution. it's too pretty to shrink.

    ok... i resized it... twas just too big :cry

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    Look familiar?

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    Bates Model 2B airplane engine, circa 1910.

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    And just for kicks... (there's an engine in there somewhere...)

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    I'm biased on this one a bit.... still an incredible 4-cyl.
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    And this tiny guy... A Sirio .18 engine for an rc car. The can safely peak out at something like 30k RMPs. It sounds like a mosquito and makes RC Cars go ballistic.

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    yep... subaru is good, but their grandpappy is cooler.

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    DO NOT show that pic to my roommate. He wants a pair of those heads so bad he can almost taste it!

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    My father had one of those around the time I learned to drive. :evil
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