Is this the future of vehicle engines? The idea does seem quite great, but leaves so many questions. The video as informative as it is, does not answer any common questions that several users have asked. By Duke Engines – New Zealand. – We recommend watching the video before reading further down.
- So it saves weight – by using less parts?
If this was the concern, today everyone would be driving Jet Turbine powered engines, they make enough power, they use less parts than ANYTHING and weigh reasonably enough to be placed in a vehicle.
- Why build combustion engine, when everyone else is going green with electric motors?
It just doesn’t really make sense, regardless of how much fuel this eats, it’ll EAT! – Electric doesn’t, combined with a combustion engine to charge up the electric and get it around here and there, and it’ll eat way less than this thing would.
- In terms of design, lubrication seems like it will be a huge problem
A crank that turns in such a motion will need good lubrication and regular oil changes (not that the current engines don’t) – But the friction in this design and repair would surely be impossible – Those who are a little “machine-shop” savvy will know that machining something like this would be a mission!
In conclusion, (from a personal perspective, not an expert) – This engine will most probably fail wear & tear tests, but if it does ever make it – Definitely would like to hand it to the New Zealand based company, it isn’t easy to compete in today’s market – Let alone with ENGINES, parts are one thing, but engines are crazy.
If this engine produces as much power as the rotary, it will most probably hit the streets – In terms of reliability it does not looking promising at all. The video, although very explanatory, it lacks to answer so many questions that would have obviously been asked (as you will see in the many comments).