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    Interesting New Engine Concept

    Hadn't heard of this before, but with the Duke engine now in its 3rd generation of development, it's apparently been around for a while. Interesting concept, with some very significant potential benefits. http://pixelbark.com/13045/how-the-d...bustion-engine
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    I hope they have some good seals on the tops of those sliding cylinders!

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    I have seen this a few times now. There are several organizations around the world trying to claim right as founder and inventor.

    Personally - I do not care who came up with the idea.

    It sounds great to me - but so did the Wankel engine.

    It needs to be marketed and put to use - to get it proved out.

    I am still a solid believer in "everything" electric, but there is room for something else.

    Our current combustion engine was invented more than 125 years ago when we were on the horse and buggy system.

    With today's computer design and technology - WHY - are we still driving something designed in the horse and buggy era?
    Think about it!!

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    Lot of slipping and sliding going on there. I would be concerned about sealing and oil burning. The rotary was doomed because that issue was never solved. But, good for them. Hope it works.
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    Sounds great. I hope it works.

    I did like my Mazda with the Wankel engine. It was very smooth. Yes, it really did go Mmmmmmmmm as claimed in the ads. And, it did kick A (posterior).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Voisine View Post
    I have seen this a few times now. There are several organizations around the world trying to claim right as founder and inventor.

    Personally - I do not care who came up with the idea.

    It sounds great to me - but so did the Wankel engine.

    It needs to be marketed and put to use - to get it proved out.

    I am still a solid believer in "everything" electric, but there is room for something else.

    Our current combustion engine was invented more than 125 years ago when we were on the horse and buggy system.

    With today's computer design and technology - WHY - are we still driving something designed in the horse and buggy era?
    Think about it!!

    Leo, electric cars were there in the beginning of the horseless carriage days also. Now they are being touted as latest and greatest. My son has a Tesla and loves it. But, I think he is fooling himself. He can only go places that have charging stations and those are still very few and very far apart. And, waiting 1/2 an hour to more than an hour to 'fill up' ain't my idea of convenience or what you should expect from a luxury car. IMHO we are still a long-long way away from a practical all electric car. Short range commuters maybe but that is not for most of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    ...Short range commuters maybe but that is not for most of us.
    Actually, over 80% of the US population lives in urban areas, and most of them would be likely candidates for short range commuters. (As long as they are affordable.)
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