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Started by cardzilla, May 18, 2006, 06:11:42 PM

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cardzilla

Another one of those things that makes me say "Why the hell didn't I think of that?"

An amazing concept that maximizes combustion forces by ensuring they're at 90 degrees to the driveline.  I hope they can make it work... I see some possible problems.

http://www.americanantigravity.com/articles/540/1/

Here's the cutaway in motion:

http://www.angellabsllc.com/LA-AutoShow-SONY.divx
Larry Dodson
CCS # 22
2004 Yamaha R1 Superbike

Super Dave

Wow, that's cool.  I don't completely get how the "pistons" are connected to the crank, but it's cool...
Super Dave

cardzilla

Quote from: Super Dave on May 18, 2006, 07:35:48 PM
Wow, that's cool.  I don't completely get how the "pistons" are connected to the crank, but it's cool...

Yeah, that's one of the problems I saw.  As best I can tell there's some sort of connecting rod that's parallel to the ground.  It looks like it slots in that groove between the piston and the outside of the motor.
Larry Dodson
CCS # 22
2004 Yamaha R1 Superbike

hotrunner

Quote from: Super Dave on May 18, 2006, 07:35:48 PM
Wow, that's cool.  I don't completely get how the "pistons" are connected to the crank, but it's cool...

Very amazing piece of engineering...

It appears as the center section consists of two rotors that alternating pistons are attached to allowing the cylinder to cycle as we know it today... intake, compression, power & exhaust.

You can see the complete description at:
http://www.angellabsllc.com/docs/6739307.pdf

Super Dave

I looked at that.  Reads like patent paperwork.  Helped a little, but not a lot. 

What's next?
Super Dave

cardzilla

Aaaaah, now I see it!  SD, if you look very closely at the cutaway in motion you can see that the bottom portion of the chamber is actually two rotors. Look at each pistion as it passes and you'll see very faintly at the bottom right or left (depending on which rotor) it's solidly mounted.  Even cooler now that I see how that works.
Larry Dodson
CCS # 22
2004 Yamaha R1 Superbike

Gixxerblade

They'll need to add another 100lbs just for cooling!