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There are a few particular features about aero engines such as air cooling and the propeller thrust is reacted on the main crankshaft bearing.
Boat engines are normally cooled by pulling the surrounding water through the engine and then ejecting the hot water back into the lake.
Chenery, Les - Famous model engineer and designer of a number of model internal combustion engines.
An engine that uses compressed Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as the fuel, basically the same as a compressed air engine or even a steam engine.
The image shows a complete set of parts: engine, fuel tank connected by fine copper pipe to the top of the engine and the refuelling device that a sparklet fits into.
Single, V-twin, inline along with images of other cylinder arrangements.
This relates to internal combustion engines in particular.
The combustion occurs outside of the working cylinder, eg steam engine or stirling engine
A turbojet consists of a compressor which is driven by a shaft connected to a turbine with a combustion chamber or chambers linking the two. Air is sucked into the engine it is compressed after which it is passed to the combustion chamber where the fuel is burned.
A steam engine converted to run on gas. In the early days of internal combustion engines a number of steam engines were converted to run on gas with a hot bulb ignition.
An engine where the fuel is combusted inside the cylinder and drives the piston directly with the pressure created by the resultant high pressure gases.
Museums - Engine Museums - A to Z listing.
An engine driven by high pressure steam.
An external combustion engine.
Poor fuel economy is made up for by the reduction in components over the four-stroke engine and specific power per swept capacity. Making the two-stroke particularly popular for aircraft applications and models in general.
Westbury, Edgar T - Famous model engineer and model engine designs.
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