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Old 08-08-2013, 08:57 PM
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This is more aircraft related.

Goofy Flight in a Cessna 162 in Seattle (3 min 12 sec)


The other one wasn't Jedi stuff, Darth Vader is an Imperialist!

Funny though, I'm not a huge Star Wars fan at all. My nickname was given to me by my brother in law about 30 years ago. He said I was a Jedi cuz I could fix anything with nothing. This was before MacGyver was even born. The nickname stuck though.

Capt'n, Capt'n, You gotta see this one, I think this one will go places, maybe even get as far as Mintor!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...M3zpUkRGwk&t=0
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:23 PM
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I think this fits all the criteria

Goofy engine - YouTube
Not goofy at all. There are millions of those running around. I have two of them. Then again that is not an engine per se.

That is an automotive A/C compressor...
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:09 PM
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Aactually - Swash Plate Engines (and other forms of axial enignes) have been around for a very long time. Torpedos used them as engines (I am fairly sure that torpedos aren't air conditioned - until they go "Kablooey") and the Mitchell enigne was around in the 19"teens" and was followed into the crankless enigne company in the 1920s. Heck, Even the Riley Aircraft engines (Swash plate designs) existed pre 1920.

About 25 years ago, I helped a guy with the engiineering on his "invention" of an axial sliding piston engine. That particular design had a slotted cam running through the pistons so the whole design was "in line". When he went to patent it - after we had gotten the prototype running (Very good power to weight ratio), he hit a major stumbling block in that a similar design had been patented in Germany in around 1927 - and thus ended his story (he had been advised to do patent searches much earlier but he wanted to progress regardless). The concept of that one was to utilise the (at the time) emerging ceramics technologies to reduce the need for large cooling systems and to assist in "innovative" sealing arrangements due to the main shaft (crank?) running through the pistons, combustin chambers and experincing reciprocating and rotary sealing requirements. It was quite a lot of fun to do it at the time.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:21 PM
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Noooo! What they hit becomes air conditioned!
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:55 PM
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My favorites for the crazy list are the Napier Deltic.

Napier Deltic Engine (2 min 5 sec)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic

and the Napier Sabre a H 24 configuration utilising Sleeve valves.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Sabre
http://www.automotiveillustrations.c...ier_sabre.html
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:36 PM
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would that be a 3 cylinder, 6 piston, 2 cycle, turbo, piston port motor?
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:59 PM
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would that be a 3 cylinder, 6 piston, 2 cycle, turbo, piston port motor?

Something like that.
They refer to them as a opposed piston, valveless, two stroke diesel.
They were typically used a 18cylinder configuration which I guess would mean 36 piston?
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:16 PM
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Changing the subject.
This engine, in which the circular piston is not used which have been used for over 300 years. Here, the "piston" does not rubbing the cylinder wall. All reaction force is received by the sealed ball bearings, the lubricant inside. A third piston seal only, which may be made ??of teflon and then not necessary at all engine lubricating oil ...

Second Stephenson (0 min 6 sec)


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Old 08-15-2013, 03:11 AM
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Four cylinders, and only one connecting rod







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Old 08-15-2013, 05:13 AM
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No wonder you the efficiency of such a mechanism? I do not need to exchange oil...
http://www.railroadhandcar.com/proje...one-family.mp4

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Old 08-15-2013, 06:33 AM
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Opposed pistons have been around for a long time. this is a "Kansas City Lightning Ballanced engine" circa 1905.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:45 AM
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Opposed pistons have been around for a long time. this is a "Kansas City Lightning Ballanced engine" circa 1905.

Or maybe you have one in mind? also similar and also have quite a few years ..



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Old 08-15-2013, 08:51 AM
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Not bad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM3zpUkRGwk
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:21 AM
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O yes !!

New4stroke engine (0 min 13 sec)


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Old 08-15-2013, 04:56 PM
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Here's something from right here where I play.

FlexDi: One Engine -- Any Fuel™ - direct injection technology from Orbital (3 min 45 sec)
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