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01-22-2004, 05:18
This sure looks impressive; especially the times and costs.

Those of us who fly behind Lyc engines are used to seeing bigger $$ on every aspect of those engines. Having had three in-flight engine failures, I am always looking.. looking.. looking.;)

Texas T
01-22-2004, 11:06
Piston engines go boing boing boing... but the Mazda goes hmmmmmmm.

Anyone else old enough to remember THAT commercial? :)


01-22-2004, 11:15
You know, Tex, not having to convert the up/down motion into circular must do something worthwhile and contribute to efficiency, right?
I did remember something called a NSU and I also remember the rotary piston jobbies were very thirsty. Everything looks like a trade-off of one kind or another.