My understanding is that this was a fairly common practice in the early days
of aircraft radial engines. Unless my memory fails me some of the WWII navy
fighters still used this type of engine. The F4F Wildcat falls to mind (but
I did preface my remark with a failing memory)
On 10/4/01 4:44 PM, "Bill Hunt" <BillH@aaai.com> wrote:
> Here's a picture of one of those "radial rotaries", a Gnome. Really
> remarkable piece but didn't get a chance to hear one in action.
> 64 MK II Sprite - HRBYTOY (under construction/de-construction)
> 62 MK II Sprite - HRBYTOY2? (My new driver)
>>>>> Some engines even have the crank stationary
> and the cylinders whirl around...oh it's grand.<<<
Keep your top down and your chin up.
Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
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