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Old 08-28-2005, 10:41 AM   #1
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Quasiturbine Engines, interesting new engine

Quasiturbine Engine


Found this on How Stuff Works, a new type of combustion engine that looks promising. Here are some of the points taken from the article:

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Significant advantages of the Quasiturbine include:

* Zero vibration because the engine is perfectly balanced
* Faster acceleration without a flywheel
* Higher torque at lower rpm
* Nearly oil-free operation
* Less noise
* Complete flexibility to operate completely submerged or in any orientation, even upside-down
* Fewer moving parts for less wear and tear








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Old 08-28-2005, 11:00 AM   #2
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I may need to take another look at that when I'm a little less drunk! But from this position right now, it looks good.

Even though I'm still sore about my own 6 stroke engine design being built by norton before I pattened it

If I can just give anyone one peice of advice or whatever it's this. "it's not how many ideas you have, it's how many you do!!" or something like that??

But yeah, good looking design.
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Old 08-28-2005, 08:49 PM   #3
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Looks pretty cool. I always love alternate engine designs.
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Old 08-29-2005, 03:34 AM   #4
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i believe chrysler had a turbine engine back in the 50s but it never caught on. thought i seen it on the history channel (one of the most Kick ass channels ever)
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Old 08-29-2005, 03:37 AM   #5
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yep found it....






heres the link
http://www.allpar.com/mopar/turbine-photos.html
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Old 08-29-2005, 03:48 AM   #6
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Looks a lot like a rotery engine... except the piston has 4 sides insted of 3... hmm wonder what kind of lower rpm torqe it has.
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Old 08-29-2005, 03:52 AM   #7
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oops, looks like they didnt like me linking to their pictures
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Old 08-29-2005, 04:04 AM   #8
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That's pretty sweet, but complicated...I'll have to read that over a few times just to understand what's going on. Also why is there a spark plug, if it's on photo combustion?
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Old 08-29-2005, 04:46 AM   #9
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similar to a rotary engine
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:04 AM   #10
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That was a very good read, thanks for the link! Hope everyone understood it...
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:59 PM   #11
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great idea. still, it actually looks more complex than wat they make it seem. there are a few big parts inside the engine that look somewhat harder than a rotary to remove.... dunno, but thats just giving it a few quick glances.


still, its advantages make it seem quite worthwhile. it just might revolutionize the world someday.....
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Old 08-31-2005, 01:05 AM   #12
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yes it is very interesting has anyone actualy mass produced it yet?
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Old 08-31-2005, 01:38 AM   #13
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Doesnt even deserve to be called its own engine. They should just call it a quad-edge flexi-rotary.
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Old 08-31-2005, 02:25 AM   #14
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Seen this before, its a improved design but i doubt if any manufacturer will use it ( and depending on the patent, may not be allowed to). Mazda would have used it but they went with the renesis (capable of using gas or hydrogen as fuel) so i doubt we'll see this mass produced.
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