Reciprocating aircraft engine
Stuckas, Kenneth J. Engineering Consultation Services, Jacksonville, Florida.
- Early development
- Modern engines
- Voyager engines
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A fuel-burning internal combustion piston engine specially designed and built for minimum fuel consumption and light weight in proportion to developed shaft power. The rotating output shaft of the engine may be connected to a propeller, ducted fan, or helicopter rotor that, in turn, accelerates the surrounding air, imparting an equal and opposite thrust force for propulsion of the aircraft.
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