What's a Rotary Engine????

Discussion in '2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R' started by 32684Fast, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. What's a Rotary Engine????
     
  2. Re: What's a Rotary Engine????

    its where there is one large 'piston' that goes round in circles, hard to explain.
     
  3. #3 ravij, Aug 9, 2002
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    Re: What's a Rotary Engine????

    Look here:

    http://www.hurleyrotary.com/


    Intersting fact - the Rx7 only displaces 1300cc, but because power is produced every cycle (4 strokes pistons are only ever 2nd cycle) it is equivalent to a 2600cc engine
     
  4. #4 ravij, Aug 9, 2002
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  5. #5 BadIntentions, Aug 9, 2002
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  6. Re: What's a Rotary Engine????

    ill try to sum it up in as few words as possible. You see, there is a big thing called a rotar (that is shaped like a rounded off triangle) that spins inside the rotar housing (call it whatever you like) and as this "triangle" spins, or rotates rather, because it doesnt just spin it kind of rolls to a point around the housing. And as it rotates, this triangle closes off certain spots on the inside of the housing, where everything that happens in a piston engine happens, in the rotar housing, just in different sections, get it? very confusing to explain, but it makes sense to me
     

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