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Old 04-07-2011, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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DailyTech - New Disc Gas Engine Looks to Challenge Traditional Diesel, Gas ICEs

Looks like an evolution of a first-stage turbo-compressor turbine engine. Could be used inline to the transmission drive or generator @ highest efficiency operation mode. Minimal vibrations, multi-fuel and very compact package.

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Old 04-07-2011, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no working prototype, not sure what is special about it at this point, been discussed, even as possible unicorn (glorified turbine).

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Nice to see thinking outsdie of the box works from time to time. If its so small is it too small for North American Automobiles or world wide. I know of a few small cars in Europe that it might work on as a trial option.
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yes, think outside the box certainly, but it isn't news unless it actually works.
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The size of the engine has not a single bearing on what it can be used on. I've seen video of a Ford Escort being driven by a Subaru Robin engine, possibly 10hp?

The usable power output is a better factor to determine viable use... Otherwise, the reactors in Nuclear subs would simply be "too small".

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