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Re: Something Interesting
« Reply #30 on: 05.12. 2017 07:05 »
The rotary engine is good at cooling cylinders as they are all whizzing round. Also it is comparatively light. One other tiny disadvantage (other than the gyroscopic effect) was that they used castor oil on a total loss system. The pilot would end a sortie in a pretty oily state and having ingested rather a lot, with predictable consequences.
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Re: Something Interesting
« Reply #31 on: 05.12. 2017 09:29 »
Oh shit!

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« Reply #32 on: 05.12. 2017 10:48 »
 uh-oh....I just had a squiz at my epic 'throw some more fuel on the fire ' post and am about to edit the last quote should read;

 
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 back shortly...ok fixed post#23 as above  ^^^ 'https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wankel_engine'
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Re: Something Interesting
« Reply #33 on: 05.12. 2017 10:50 »
https://youtu.be/ei9_1sqVJqM

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Re: Something Interesting
« Reply #34 on: 05.12. 2017 14:23 »
Now that could be challenging to ride! For a rotary engine start there is this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfEEmdz7-Fk Skip the first 2 mins and the commentary. No throttle on these engines, just a magneto cutout button.
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Re: Something Interesting
« Reply #35 on: 05.12. 2017 15:07 »
No throttle but I believe a control to adjust mixture for cold starts and poss landing , quite right about the effects of castor oil, no pilot ever constipated !
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