This one has always been my favorite. it seems to change owners every 5 years or so. The Dynacam. The components are shown toward the end of the video.
Suppose that would fall under transmission design. But who cares, it's all cool stuff. Not too far off of some hybrid designs in todays world. In the trains, I'm pretty sure they're done that way to transmit massive torque at nearly zero rpm.Mine would have to be what they are using on trains...which I am sure will be main stream in vehicles within the next 20 years. You have a generator making electricity...then individual electric motors turning the wheels. Sure, you have to convert energy into electricity, but there is something that makes a lot of sense to me about not having to change the direction of the energy.
Not a bad idea but you would be adding alot of weight....I think the real world application would be an outdrive boat with a surface piercing prop. since the drive would not be mechanically connected it could be lifted at take off and lowered once on plane...turbos would be the logical power adder and you could have a boat that is quicker than a jet and faster than a v-drive???? Or i could be daydreaming...lolMine would have to be what they are using on trains...which I am sure will be main stream in vehicles within the next 20 years. You have a generator making electricity...then individual electric motors turning the wheels. Sure, you have to convert energy into electricity, but there is something that makes a lot of sense to me about not having to change the direction of the energy.
nah. engine to electric then to an electric motor would be 80% efficient at best. a rotary would have to be charging batts at full throttle while cruising. 1300hp turbo BBC generating enough power to run two remote outdrives at 520 hp....it would have to be a boat that can take advantage of remote propulsion...ie surface drives. ???A small rotory driving your generator?
That's a good looking design. They had it running pretty good off of that single carb. It will be bad ass with the full EFI and a couple large turbos.
EJ Potter is one unique individual.E.J. Potter put a W-3420 into a pulling tractor. ]
Built and ready to go. Just looking for a dyno that will hold 2000 lb/ft at 800rpm. :wink2:I remember there was a compound turbo on turbo, blow thru, dual fuel, aluminum block with a turbo powered 2lb vortex intercooler, TFH killer being developed. What ever happened to that thing?:shock:
Who was the Mazda rotory engine builder?That was interesting !!!
Very high output ,light weight motors, that can spin sustained RPM's
Evinrude / Johnson put a rotary O/B race motor on the circuit
It won Mercury cried and it was banned.
Mazda rotary 787 won Le Mans 24 hr overall banned.
A few years back I spoke to a Mazda Rotary engine builder. N/A and turbo for aircraft / helicopter use.
About adapting and using his vertical helicopter motor oiling system
on a outboard platform.
I spoke with a few peopleWho was the Mazda rotory engine builder?