Mazda Built A Hydrogen And Gasoline Powered Rotary Engine

Published on 29 Dec 2018 / In Auto

The Mazda Rotary Engine Can Run On Both Gasoline And Hydrogen
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Did you know that Mazda once sold an RX-8 powered by hydrogen? In fact, the rotary engine used in the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE could run on either gasoline or hydrogen. When running on hydrogen, there were unique advantages like efficiency and emissions improvements, while gasoline could be used to improve horsepower or vehicle range. This video dives in deep into the double-rotor engine and how the hydrogen combustion was implemented, including the unique advantages of a hydrogen powered Wankel engine.

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Link To 3D Printed Rotary Engine By Eric Harrell & His Description:

"The model is designed so that you can see the moving parts of the rotary. All three of them. The center iron plate and front rotor housing are on hinges so the block can be opened up like a book. You can see the back rotor spinning and the you can turn the front rotor by hand when open. The eccentric shaft is sectioned into three pieces and held together with magnets and index pins, so that you can open and close the model while its running. The rotors are held to the eccentric shaft with magnets so that they don't fall out while the block is open. And they can be removed easily to see the eccentric shaft and fixed gears."

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