In ww1 the plane's whole engine spun, so my question is how in the world was the gas fed into the engine?
Asked By: prettygirl69 - 2/7/2009
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This should answer your question. Sorry for the '''cut and past''' job. Too much too retype into my own words. The link below has a cutaway diagram of the valve in piston assembly as described in the article... More
Answered By: Life Is Good - 2/7/2009
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wow thats kinda cool i know that they also had a bunch of problems in combat because if they got hit once it would throw off the balance of the engine and shake the plane apart.
Answered By: T-rev - 2/7/2009
Go here, and you will learn lots. You're talking about the Gnome Rotary--I love that the valves were in the piston--- Then go to the parent site. Just about every engine ever made is displayed and described in animated form. It's a terrific web-site. http://www.keveney.com/gnome.html
Answered By: Boomer Wisdom - 2/7/2009
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