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    Just say no to rotary and pistons. Hello Quasiturbine!

    http://www.gizmag.com/go/3501/

    Very interesting.

    "Inspired by the turbine, it perfects the piston, and improves on the Wankel."

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    very cool... strong design... seems like alot of joints and things that could break. Interesting none the less.
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    haha you obviously don't know what your talking about...

    stop wishing me luck...its drifting, not a damn math test..shit

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    It's a Montreal company that is developing this. In theory it is a great idea. Implementing it has been something that is way more difficult.

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    I don't see how this does not infrige on Mazda's Internal Combustion rotary patent.
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    Interesting, I still have no idea how it works.
    yep

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    Check it, for a decent explanation:
    http://auto.howstuffworks.com/quasiturbine.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by noclue119
    I don't see how this does not infrige on Mazda's Internal Combustion rotary patent.
    They can't just patent any engine that doesn't have pistons. This engine is very different from a wankel.
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    I wonder how good one of these would be set up as a compressor, like for supercharging!
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    ya from the first article i didn't understand what it was doing i thought i was a 4 chambered rotary engine and that was it.

    but after reading it, it makes more sense why that is a better engine
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    Quote Originally Posted by noclue119
    I don't see how this does not infrige on Mazda's Internal Combustion rotary patent.
    also, i think in the 70s.. correct me if i am wrong, but gm had a rotary engine , but was never produced, it was supposed to go in a amc car, but amc couldnt get the rotary engine from GM, so they stuck the straight 6 in it.. saw that on the history channel.. so mazda doesnt have a patent on the rotary engine, just the Wankle Rotary... this also proves mazda is better, hehe, they the only company ever to mass produce a rotary engine.. go mazda!!!

    but anyways, that looks like a good design on paper and computer, but i think its gonna be a whole new challenge to actually get it to work..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rism
    looks overly complicated.
    In comparison to a wankel, maybe. In comparison to a standard Otto 4-cycle, hardly. It still doesn't have the cams, valves, springs, pushrods, etc that complicate a normal engine. And it seems they are saying no ignition is necessary on the carriage type QT either. Oh, no oil system, no flywheel either!
    I'd love to see one of these in action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaneMazda2000P
    also, i think in the 70s.. correct me if i am wrong, but gm had a rotary engine , but was never produced, it was supposed to go in a amc car, but amc couldnt get the rotary engine from GM, so they stuck the straight 6 in it.. saw that on the history channel.. so mazda doesnt have a patent on the rotary engine, just the Wankle Rotary... this also proves mazda is better, hehe, they the only company ever to mass produce a rotary engine.. go mazda!!!

    but anyways, that looks like a good design on paper and computer, but i think its gonna be a whole new challenge to actually get it to work..
    there was also a rotary corvette concept car

    i miss those wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by peepsalot
    In comparison to a wankel, maybe. In comparison to a standard Otto 4-cycle, hardly. It still doesn't have the cams, valves, springs, pushrods, etc that complicate a normal engine. And it seems they are saying no ignition is necessary on the carriage type QT either. Oh, no oil system, no flywheel either!
    I'd love to see one of these in action.

    wtf, no flywheel or oil system?? how is that thing supposed to stay lubricated and how the hell does it connect to the transmission?
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    Suzuki had a rotary motorcycle...RB-5 if I remember correctly. Owners called it the water buffalo because the radiator was huge. I would also like to see where this goes.

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