Free 50 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    mklotz mklotz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    LA, CA, USA
    Posts
    1,314
    Thanks
    84
    Thanked 2,358 Times in 844 Posts

    Swash plate engine

    This is another one of Elmer Verburg's designs. The valve actuator is a swash plate mounted on the crankshaft. It drives a pivoted lever which, in turn, drives the piston valve in the steam chest on the top of the cylinder.

    Construction of the swash plate element was somewhat fiddly and I had to design a jig to hold everything in the right orientation while it was soldered.

    The engine, with its unusual "monkey motion" draws lots of attention at shows.

    ---
    Regards, Marv


    Home Shop Freeware
    http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to mklotz For This Useful Post:

    Seedtick (06-03-2017)

  3. #2
    metric_taper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Marion, Iowa
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked 40 Times in 28 Posts
    Interesting use of swash plate to control input valve.

    I looked through all your engine models. I like the "Wanklelike", with eccentric piston and oscillating cylinder. I can see the exhaust port, on the eccentric, I'm guessing the input port on the backside uses some other porting on the eccentric as well acting as an flow control valve for the compressed air inlet.

    Steve

  4. #3
    mklotz mklotz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    LA, CA, USA
    Posts
    1,314
    Thanks
    84
    Thanked 2,358 Times in 844 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by metric_taper View Post
    Interesting use of swash plate to control input valve.

    I looked through all your engine models. I like the "Wanklelike", with eccentric piston and oscillating cylinder. I can see the exhaust port, on the eccentric, I'm guessing the input port on the backside uses some other porting on the eccentric as well acting as an flow control valve for the compressed air inlet.

    Steve
    Since your question doesn't really apply to the swash plate engine, I've taken the liberty of answering it in the "Fake Wankel engine" thread. You can find the answer at...

    A fake Wankel engine


    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 50 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    50 Must Read Homemade Tools
    ---
    Regards, Marv


    Home Shop Freeware
    http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •