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January 27, 2006

Air Powered Engines

at 5:19 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks

Air powered engines are not new, but they sure are interesting. Take a look at this French engine. Mike Smyth has made a number of interesting small air engines. On his site he even has detailed instructions to build your own.

This is what Mike says about his radial cylinder air engine “The radial cylinder configuration has the advantage that at least one cylinder is on a power stroke at all times. This allows the engine to self start from any position and it also allows the engine to run at very low RPM without a flywheel. The valve design is similar to the V-twin except the valves are integrated with the crankshaft. This eliminates the need for the external timing gears. The intake and exhaust timing are independently adjustable.”

Air engine reving.