Radial Engine Cutaway is Hypnotic, Kinda' Sexy

I don’t know why, but I find this. . . arousing. At any rate, if you wanted to know exactly how a radial engine operates, here you go. Now if I can just find one of the ones where the crank is stationary and the cylinders spin!
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  1. dragon951 Avatar

    For some reason, I thought of this:

  2. Alff Avatar

    I like it when she moves her hips like that…

  3. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Sexy engine does a sexy dance.

  4. Smells_Homeless Avatar

    That poor girl's got buckets stuck all over her!

  5. BrianTheHoon Avatar

    It's doing the Hula dance! I've always fantasized about dating a hula girl …

  6. Hunter Avatar

    I believe those are called Rotary Engines when the cylinders spin

    1. Mike_the_Dog Avatar

      You are indeed correct sir. Googling "rotary", unfortunately returns lots of Wankel rotaries and very few early aircraft rotaries (they are out there, though).

  7. Mike_the_Dog Avatar

    Here's a video of a rotary aircraft engine being started.[youtube WfEEmdz7-Fkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfEEmdz7-Fk youtube]

    1. Mike_the_Dog Avatar

      Embedding FAIL. Here's the link…

  8. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

    So is that the "wierd old trick" for getting a tiny belly?

    1. Robert Emslie Avatar
      Robert Emslie

      Yes, that will surely provide the damnelantra with some get up and go.

  9. dmilligan Avatar

    How the heck do all the connecting rods attach to the crank? Really thin con rods?

    1. Smells_Homeless Avatar

      I'm guessing pickle fork style, like a Harley.

      1. ZomBee Racer Avatar

        That's a lot of pickles..

        1. Smells_Homeless Avatar

          Wiggly pickles, even. Though now that I've looked at the animation again, if it can be trusted, it looks like each con rod may have its own pin located around the circumference of the crank journal. Though I'm in no way sure it's called a journal, of course.

  10. Bill Avatar

    here you go the rotating cylinder design: http://www.animatedengines.com/gnome.shtml

    1. dustin_driver Avatar

      I bet that sucker runs COOL.

      1. Mike_the_Dog Avatar

        While it does run cool, the gyroscopic force from the large rotating mass has a tendency to send the plane into the ground if you try to execute a turn too soon after take-off.

  11. RSDeuce Avatar

    That is some seriously awesome stuff… Never seen a cutaway of these engines before. In fact, I have never really considered how different they would function than a regular engine before this.

  12. RSDeuce Avatar

    First video hit for "Gnome Rotary." So cool.

  13. vwminispeedster Avatar

    A guy is planning to use one for LeMons…http://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/viewtopic.php?i… This should be good.

    1. smokyburnout Avatar

      Good is an understatement. That should be awesome!