ickby wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:55 am
As it is now you have a dead point where no force can be created (the situation shown in the pictures), but with each piston rotated by 90° you could have continuous force, which allows a smaller flying wheel.
if the force of the pistons is at 180° (like it is) the force is straight to the direction of the piston movement.
If you work with 90° you get aditional bending forces and oscillations, which needs a much more strong case. - May be the vibrations gets so strong that it's not possible to deal with...
Thats also the reason why a reguler 4 cylinder engine never has the working order 1 2 3 4.