V12 Kawasaki

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0l4fderstout
Maltov Rattlecan
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

V12 Kawasaki

Post by 0l4fderstout » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:54 am

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Im particularly impressed by:
The biggest problem Millyard ran into was figuring out how to get the pistons and crank to all work together. Eventually, he came up with an idea inspired by rotary aircraft engines. Each piston in the front bank is mounted to a master connecting rod while the pistons in the rear bank are mounted to smaller, secondary rods connected to the mains. The master rods are all connected to a single crankshaft.
Well, shit. That's some brave ass engineering.

[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdO8Yrj2oMk[/media]



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DerGolgo
Zaphod's Zeitgeist
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Re: V12 Kawasaki

Post by DerGolgo » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:35 am

Ah, Mr. Millyad.

Fun fact: by day, he's a nuclear engineer. Like literally. Either designs or runs nuclear plants, I can't recall which. Or maybe works for the Atomic Weapons Establishment. He is from the UK, after all.

He has built a lot of insanity, and insanely enough, his shit always works. He's living the dream.
If there were absolutely anything to be afraid of, don't you think I would have worn pants?

I said I have a big stick.

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