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Rotaries, Jim, but not as we know them.

 
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szielinski



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 15:55    Post subject: Rotaries, Jim, but not as we know them. Reply with quote

http://www.deadbeatdad.org/eliptoid/
Interesting theories.
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jrussell



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 20:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, interesting web site. The potential to waste thousands of hours thinking about neat mechanical devices, which don't actually work any better than what we already have, if as good. Shows how hard it is to really come up with something practical, which can be built for a reasonable price. To think, after all these years, the Mazda rotory, with all it's faults, is still the only alternative ( But, I love it so).
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wallan



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 07:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you get a chance, have a look at Felix Wankel's book on rotary engines. He lists every possible combination, and shows why he chose the one named after him. (OK, I know in his one, the rotor stays still and the crankcase revoves, but you know what I mean)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 16:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, don't know anyone with a copy, care to share a lazy man's summary?
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