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Old 03-15-2007, 10:50 PM
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Default WANKEL ENGINE ON 1/8 RACER!!!!

I am thrilled to see this!!!! I would like to share it with you! Yeap this is a wankel...yeap it is 2stroke...yeap it is liquid-cooled...yeap someone wake me please if it is a dream...holy sh..t it's not a dream!!!!

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:07 PM
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Default RE: WANKEL ENGINE ON 1/8 RACER!!!!

WOW! That looks expensive! and awesome. Where would someone buy that stuff. Way out of my league though.
Old 03-15-2007, 11:15 PM
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Are you sure its a rotary?
Old 03-15-2007, 11:29 PM
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Default RE: WANKEL ENGINE ON 1/8 RACER!!!!

its the wankel rotary engine OS engine make, pretty dam cool engine, i think there designed for aircraft, but fitting it up to a onraoder is awesome, i dont think they rev really hard, but u can solve that with some higher gearing, plus the sound out of that engine would be awesome
Old 03-16-2007, 03:23 AM
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Default RE: WANKEL ENGINE ON 1/8 RACER!!!!

that is simply amazing im jealous as heck. i want some info on it. [8D]
Old 03-16-2007, 04:33 AM
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Default RE: WANKEL ENGINE ON 1/8 RACER!!!!

hehe ive seen this before..pretty cool

how about this, same engine (OS .49PI plane rotary engine) on a 1/10 Mugen MTX-3:






they needed a spare micro servo for the throttle, look at big the gears are

too bad they discontinued the OS rotarys [&:]

haha
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What kind of car is that, that you have posted? GYNAIKAS Is it something scratch built? Who makes the chassis and stuff?
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Default RE: WANKEL ENGINE ON 1/8 RACER!!!!

G, I remember seeing that car a few years ago and I was just as amazed then as I still am now. If I can build a car like that, even if its not going go move at all and just be a shelf queen, I would. Just for the whole woooooow factor. I did a little research on that car back then and found that the owner was running a 37 tooth spur for second and at that time that was the smallest spur available. If you look at MiamiJatos new car and my car, its the same gear on there. Ofcourse now, Revo has smaller spurs but this was about 3 years ago.
Old 03-16-2007, 09:05 AM
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G, I remember seeing that car a few years ago and I was just as amazed then as I still am now. If I can build a car like that, even if its not going go move at all and just be a shelf queen, I would. Just for the whole woooooow factor. I did a little research on that car back then and found that the owner was running a 37 tooth spur for second and at that time that was the smallest spur available. If you look at MiamiJatos new car and my car, its the same gear on there. Ofcourse now, Revo has smaller spurs but this was about 3 years ago.

I'm out of budget right now...but if you built something like that I would like to see it! I am a big wankel fan you know...and as i know they work at VERY high rpm...that means you might even make a new speed record with the right gearing...i dont think that would be a problem for you
Old 03-16-2007, 01:29 PM
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Looks great,like already said:it's got the WOW factor.Just out of interest anyone know the spec's of the epitrichoidal(think that's spelt correctly?)chambered motor?
Old 03-16-2007, 03:40 PM
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anyone how how much that car kit coast and the website that i can buy the engine like that. im thinking of to build one
Old 03-16-2007, 07:27 PM
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*falls over*
Old 03-16-2007, 07:31 PM
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They have discontinued making this engine about 3 months ago, ive researched it for a while. Its a single rotor equivallent to a 12A mazda rotor. This engine produces godzilla power for its weight and size, the power to weight ratio is just insane. Its got the whole she-bang as a real rotor (eccentric shafts,apex seals, etc.).

Its real hard retro-fitting it existing cars, lots of of custom mods need to be done.
Old 03-16-2007, 08:29 PM
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Default RE: WANKEL ENGINE ON 1/8 RACER!!!!

Any specifications,revs,horse power?Love to see pics of the inards.What' fuel economy like?
Old 03-16-2007, 08:32 PM
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Default RE: WANKEL ENGINE ON 1/8 RACER!!!!

Would like to see that car or any of the two in a video to see the power
Old 03-16-2007, 08:58 PM
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you guys talking about this engine ??
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXPVE3&P=ML
Old 03-16-2007, 09:05 PM
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Default RE: WANKEL ENGINE ON 1/8 RACER!!!!

1.7hp and max of 18,000 rpm, rotary engines have alot of power per pound, but their fuel economy isnt as great (thats why more arent used in cars)
Old 03-16-2007, 09:23 PM
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Its definetly not out of my price range but if I spend 450 on a engine, it has to atleast move. I dont think that 18000RPM will really move it anywhere though.
Old 03-16-2007, 10:09 PM
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Default RE: WANKEL ENGINE ON 1/8 RACER!!!!

who knows. Buts its kind of like a vintage RC. U know dam well that cars now are going to be faster, lighter and more ad..adjile (sp?) but its still cool to drive old cars from back in the day. So just like this car, it miight not be the fastest (maybe the car is faster then we think) but im sure it still a BLAST to drive around. Could the liquid cooling add more power? I say it gets a 100% cool factor
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Definately the best cooling ever seen. Now i see long gearing that means low rpm. But i dont know how much torgue it produces.
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I guess if you can run a 1to1 gear ratio and find a motor with enough torque to move it, then it should still get some nice speeds.
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Yeap i agree
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I am thrilled to see this!!!! I would like to share it with you! Yeap this is a wankel...yeap it is 2stroke...yeap it is liquid-cooled...yeap someone wake me please if it is a dream...holy sh..t it's not a dream!!!!

Remembered seeing this a while back and today still is my favorite. Imagine how much it'd cost to run and race one of these if they started a class. Then again the price might scare people away. I still like 4th and 5th scale racing, but access to parts its limted for me.
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that is just awesome
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I use to have an rx-7 i took the engine out and ported it. That looks to be a single rotor engine the cars have two rotors. Looks cool though and i thought i was the first one to think of this. They use the regular 13b engine in light weight aircraft. Well a few changes but nothing major. The engines won't stall upside down also if you blow an apex seal in your engine you've only ruined half your motor and can continue flying ro driving. Again with new inventions they came out with ceramic seals that dont chew up your rotor housing which is chormed inside so the seals run smooth. They also have alloy seals that are 700x more flexiable and 700x stronger than stock seals. Oh if i had a million dollars.

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