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Please note that these animations are protected by Copyright and may not be distributed without express written consent of the artist; they are not "public domain" and you may not post them anywhere. Thank you.
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Ignition -- 1mb Quicktime
This high-quality Quicktime animation is a closeup look at the spark plug ignition events.
2x3 Working Chamber -- 1mb Quicktime
This high-quality Quicktime animation shows the working chambers of both rotors with three chambers each.
Perspective -- 3.5mb QuickTime
This animation illustrates the movement of the rotor in the housing, relative to the rotation of the eccentric shaft.
Cycloidal Gearing -- 498K and 399K SWFs
These two animations illustrated cycloidal gearing. The first shows a typical application, while the second shows the rotary engine application, with one gear fixed.
Working Chamber Volume -- 880K SWF
This animation illustrates the volume of the working chamber as it progresses though a full cycle.
Chamber-Centric -- 848K SWF
This animation illustrates the volume of the working chamber as it progresses though a full cycle, but with the rotation nullified.
Front -- 2.6mb QuickTime
This animation illustrates the movement of the rotor in the housing, relative to the rotation of the eccentric shaft, but from a straight-on perspective.
Rotor-Centric -- 2.4mb QuickTime
This animation is similar to the others, except the rotor orientation is fixed, while the housing moves around.
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