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Old 02-06-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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375 HP......Diesel?

This is a 375 horsepower diesel engine.

I've been following this company since visiting their booth at a tech show.
The potential is awesome. Note the wrench at the left.


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ABOUT REGI U.S., INC. AND REG TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Reg Technologies Inc. and REGI U.S., Inc. are developing for commercialization an improved axial vane type rotary engine known as the Rand Cam™/RadMax™ rotary technology used in the revolutionary design of lightweight and high efficiency engines, compressors and pumps. The RadMax™ engine has only two unique moving parts, the vanes (up to 12) and the rotor, compared to the 40 moving parts in a simple four-cylinder piston engine. This innovative design makes it possible to produce up to 24 continuous power impulses per one rotation that is vibration-free and extremely quiet. The Radar™ engine also has multitude capabilities allowing it to operate on fuels including gasoline, natural gas, hydrogen, propane and diesel. For more information, please visit Reg Technologies Inc. or Regi U.S. Inc..
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This engine must use Unobtanium for the vanes; how would they otherwise be lubriacted?
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So far they have not reported on the need for special vane materials.

Reckon unobtainium piston rings would cut oil consumption in our cars?
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I've seen the design before as theory. Similar to a swashplate piston engine. This would be the first model though. Wonder how many hours it can run before replacing bits?

not just vane wear at the end but however it seals between the cylinders (the face of the vanes).

Looks like the cylinders are trapezoid or pie shaped, loses a little thermal efficiency but meh. more HC emissions from fuel lurking in the corners.

I like seeing variations and different engine designs. Because even if they are crazy and don't pan out, they can be used for other industrial applications sometimes or some of the tech and materials go into conventional engines.
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Their website (links above) has the info on that as well as the pumps they make.
A press release said they passed vane tests.
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