12-02-2014, 12:10 AM #1
Video: LiquidPiston’s 70cc Rotary Engine Spins to 10,000 RPM
Yes, what you’re looking at is a real rotary engine that is just a little bit bigger than an iPhone. This innovative little 4-stroke motor can produce 5 horsepower at 10,000 rpm and do so with only two moving parts. Officially unveiled by LiquidPiston during November’s SAE International/JSAE 2014 Small Engine Technology Conference in Italy, the “X Mini” is the successor to the company’s initial four-pound prototype that expelled 3.5 horsepower at 10,000 rpm.
Unlike its predecessor, Liquid Piston says that once finalized, X Mini could spin 15,000 rpm making more than five horsepower while weighing only three pounds. “The X Mini is an incredible breakthrough, and we expect to further optimize the engine for increased power (greater than 5 horsepower) and efficiency, and even lower operational noise,” says Dr. Alexander Shkolnik, president and co-founder of LiquidPiston.
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12-02-2014, 09:36 AM #2
Hello Kevin, I trust you & your family had a great Thanksgiving Holiday. I wanted to say I always look forward to your daily journal post. You always seem to find the most interesting topics to report on. I like so many readers on the Hulk, truly take delight in the PWC news & technology information you find to share. It is a blessing to have someone who can write for it's readers. Thanks Steve
12-02-2014, 03:27 PM #3
Thank you, sir! Yes, it was fun (despite the three loads of dishes necessary to clear the aftermath.) I hope you and yours did the same!
I'm always looking for a good story, so it makes me happy that so many find interest what I find. Keeping the fires burning through the winter is a little tougher than say, summertime. So again, thanks!
12-05-2014, 06:24 PM #4X Mini could spin 15,000 rpm making more than five horsepower while weighing only three pounds.
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