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Richard6

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Here is yet another engine that looks like it may go into production. Don't know if it would have any aircraft applications or not, but interesting.

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cheapracer

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Here is yet another engine that looks like it may go into production. Don't know if it would have any aircraft applications or not, but interesting.

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"Yet another"? It has been around for over 20 years and absorbed obscene amounts of money yet has failed to overcome efficiency problems mainly oil consumption and emissions - openly admitted by Peter Hofbauer himself btw.

The proof is in the pudding as you see it's only use if\s for applications where automotive efficiency standards don't have to be met. Upon saying that there is still a good dollar in power unit supply and may even end up a good thing for private boats and planes.

200 million might sound a lot but there's been more invested in it than that so it's still a net loss sorry to say for those who have investments.

Gates is in for 24 mill by the way, he should stick to stuff he knows about.
 
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If Bill Gates is involved in any way, I don't even need to look at the thing to know that it's going to be an overpriced copy of someone elses work, modified to be extremely unreliable.
 

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If Bill Gates is involved in any way, I don't even need to look at the thing to know that it's going to be an overpriced copy of someone elses work, modified to be extremely unreliable.
BOING! - Your engine has stopped, would you like to restart?

Yes

Pushing restart may delete various engine functions, continue?

Yes

Would you like to install upgrade while restarting?

No

Installing upgrades

Back

Please select default or custom settings.

(sigh) Default

Ok, your plane may not function for a few minutes while engine resta ... BANG!!!
 
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batesjoe

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Good one cheapracer! For those with glass screen EMS, you might see the good old "Blue Screen of Death".
 
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