Another engine design

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  1. binsel

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    Nothing new, first one went into production in 1911. This engine configuration was also used in WWII torpedoes where it fits nicely in the torpedo shell.
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    LOL Brian...

    seems incredible.

    what's wrong with it ?
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    Cost and complexity me thinks. The sealing between the cylinders and the head might be an issue as well. I can also imagine some emissions problems.
    BTW, this is how many hydraulic pumps work. The Hondamatic CVT works this way.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axial_engine