<VV> Radials not Rotarys

Sethracer at aol.com Sethracer at aol.com
Fri Apr 16 21:24:33 EDT 2010

In a message dated 4/16/2010 1:05:05 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
wrokit at hotmail.com writes:

Scotty-  There's rotary engine patents that go back to 1900 or so, but 
Felix Wankle's  

first running prototypes were built in the early 1920's, and his first  
rotary engine

patents were awarded in the late 1920's (1927, I think).  He then proceeded 
to spend

the next 20 odd years fixing the bugs in his  design. In 1952 NSU became 

impressed with his engine to  begin the collaboration that led to the 
1950's patents

that you are  referring to.


Then Mazda spent the next 20 years trying to work out the bugs!  <grin>. 
Semi-Corvair connection. A Wankel motor was supposed to be the standard  
motor on the Chevy Monza - of 1975.  
Seth  Emerson

C's the Day! - Corvair, Camaro,  Corvette

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