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Doyle Rotary Video

08/15/2010 10:57 PM

We would like to let those that have been following our progress know that despite our lack of updates, we have been working on the engine and the next video. However, the real world has been absorbing much of our time.

I just posted a preview of the next video on youtube. The final video will include that segment and other sections about the advantages of the engine. I hope to have the final video up within two weeks. Please send comments or suggestions about the video ASAP so that we can fix any portions before posting the final video.

As for the prototype, the cylinder sleeves have been cut to length and honed and are ready to install into the cylinder block. The cylinder block needs oil passages cut and then all of the holes need to be tapped. We have put 10 hours into the crankshaft and still have approximately 20 to go. At our current rate we are still looking at the prototype being finished at the start of next year.

In the next months some of our time will be spent preparing a presentation and booth for the 2010 SAE Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants Congress in San Diego. We plan to have a booth showing of the engine. We will be building some miniature models and cutaways to allow hands-on demonstrations of how the engine works. If anyone has experience with these shows and/or arranging demonstrative booths, we would really appreciate your advice.

Adam

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08/16/2010 12:28 AM

Hello ADoyle88,

I'm not an ME, but after watching the video, I am impressed with your thought and design. Good luck with your endeavour!

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08/16/2010 1:21 AM

My audio is dead right now, but this worked well as a pure visual. Great job!

I am not experienced enough to evaluate the overall concept, except to say that it seems sensible as well as intriguing. The proof of the pudding will lie in the dynamometer testing, when you get to that point. As with others, I am rooting for your success with this project. Thanks for the ongoing updates.

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08/17/2010 10:42 AM

I am just an electrical guy so take my observation with a grain of salt.

I wonder if you are not going to run into thermal issues with one row getting the cold air intake and explosion being cooler than the other row doing the motoring and exhaust. What will keep them running at similar temperature?

Good luck.

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