LOW VIBRATION 20 HP (HORSEPOWER) MINI-RPV (REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLE) ENGINE
A twin crank, geared output engine is being developed to satisfy the requirement for reliable, low vibration, compact reciprocating engines for small remotely piloted vehicles (mini-RPV's). The Bennett mini-RPV engine is a 20-hp, two-cylinder, two-stroke, simultaneously firing twin crankshaft unit, with the twin cranks geared to a common output shaft. Cranks run in separate cavities in a common housing. Induction is by twin carburetors, each feeding through a separate crankshaft-mounted rotary valve. In effect, the machine consists of two independent single-cylinder engines. The special feature of the engine is its very low vibration. An analysis and the resulting balance criterion that gives low vibration are presented.
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- Presented at SAE Off-Highway Vehicle Meeting and Exposition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 11-14 September 1978.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Abercrombie, G E
- Bennett, A G
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- Accession Number: 00399014
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780764, HS-025 582U
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM