According to the crew of Duke Engineering (the company, NOT the university with the recently impressive football program and detestable basketball fan base), their axial engine is the most efficient and lightest engine you can install in boats, small aircrafts, and power generators. In fact, this new axial engine can become THE mechanical engine of the future; a future that could truly be nigh! Now, you can take that with a grain of salt (because it’s the internet) or you can get 1000% percent behind this claim (ALSO because it’s the internet), so here’s a GIF above this text and there’s a video to watch after the break. ENJOY!
Not only is it incredibly mesmerizing, I kinda wish it made ice cream, too. The final production model of the Duke engine is not finished yet, according to the company:
The design has come a long way since the Duke engine concept was first turned into hardware, yet optimisation of its features has barely begun. Despite this, the Duke engine is favourably comparable to modern conventional designs.
Mechanical and other main characteristics (Seal lubrication, combustion, performance, port timing, port shape, manifold geometry, reciprocating to rotary conversion mechanism etc) are performing satisfactorily at prototype stage, but all will no doubt benefit from concerted R&D effort.