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Old 06-14-2016, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default new rotary design

kinda cool. 2 hp/lb sounds nice:

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Old 06-14-2016, 07:58 PM   #2
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If you watch the final video on their page, it runs on what looks like a MS3x.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:07 PM   #3
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If you watch the final video on their page, it runs on what looks like a MS3x.
they should have used an EVO ecu.
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It's like an inside-out Wankel.

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I have been following this company for a few years. They are local to me, so when I was changing careers a yr ago I looked at applying, but went for something with a little more stability. At this stage the company is mostly academic. Run by a few geniuses and highly funded by VC's. Seems like they do a lot of really cool work though. I am curious to see where they will be in a few more years.
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I am curious to see where they will be in a few more years.
Bitterly reminiscing about how their engine could have revolutionized the world if only [something].

Not hating, just statistics.
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Bitterly reminiscing about how their engine could have revolutionized the world if only [something].

Not hating, just statistics.
Most likely. It takes a truly revolutionary change to overturn the staggering amount of money that's been invested in refining 4-stroke piston engine technology.

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Not to mention the fact that the 21st century isn't a great time to be developing new ways to burn fossil fuels, insofar as gathering grant money, venture capital, tax breaks and political support are concerned.
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I got the impression they got DARPA funds to develop a diesel generator. You never know with some explicit military requirements. I'm just happy to see dev monies go into rotary. Probably down the drain, but what the heck.
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I looked at applying, but went for something with a little more stability.
Would you say their future seemed wobbly?
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Your joke is bad, and you should feel bad.
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This engine is 1/3rd the HP of my current model airplane engines my 120cc twin is 6.38 pounds and 12 HP they have a long way to go.
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they should have used an EVO ecu.
damn I laughed at that one!
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