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Old 09-13-2021, 04:09 PM
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David, thanks for the tutorial on radial engines. I never realized they rotated around a stationary crankshaft, learn something new everyday!
Mike, your right about the drive in reference, there’s enough videos on that site to last a week. 👍
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Originally Posted by biam View Post
David, thanks for the tutorial on radial engines. I never realized they rotated around a stationary crankshaft, learn something new everyday!
Mike, your right about the drive in reference, there’s enough videos on that site to last a week. 👍
I forgot to mention that the forces produced by the rotary engines fitted to the Sopwith Camel made the aircraft turn much more rapidly to the right then to the left. This proved to be useful in combat because no German fighter of the time could turn as quickly to the right in a dog fight. With the arrival of the Fokker Triplane, the Germans had an aeroplane which could turn as sharply as a Camel but they were slower than a Camel in level flight and in a dive.

PS. Biam, a rotary engine has a stationary crankshaft with the cylinders rotating around it. A radial engine has the crankshaft rotating inside a stationary crankcase which is bolted to the airframe.

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Old 09-14-2021, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK View Post
PS. Biam, a rotary engine has a stationary crankshaft with the cylinders rotating around it. A radial engine has the crankshaft rotating inside a stationary crankcase which is bolted to the airframe.
And then there's the Wankel, with rotating combustion chambers (three of them)...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wankel_engine
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And then there's the Wankel, with rotating combustion chambers (three of them)...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wankel_engine
I had the OS version 1st generation. It ran great but spit out more fuel than it burned.
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PS. Biam, a rotary engine has a stationary crankshaft with the cylinders rotating around it. A radial engine has the crankshaft rotating inside a stationary crankcase which is bolted to the airframe.[/QUOTE]

David, thanks for setting me straight!
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by biam View Post
PS. Biam, a rotary engine has a stationary crankshaft with the cylinders rotating around it. A radial engine has the crankshaft rotating inside a stationary crankcase which is bolted to the airframe.
David, thanks for setting me straight![/QUOTE]

DAMN!!! Y'learn something every day!!!!!!

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