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    Default Mazda Finds New Applications for Rotary

    Mazda will revive its famed rotary engine next year in a low-volume, for-lease vehicle in Japan, CEO Takashi Yamanouchi says.

    This time, Yamanouchi says, the engine won't be in a gas-guzzling RX-8 sports car. Instead, it will be used as an onboard generator, recharging the battery of a hybrid vehicle driven mainly by electricity.


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    Rotary? Quiet?
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    Nothing that 6 mufflers can't fix.

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    Actually, the rotary is used in a number of industrial applications as a generator. I was speculating about Mazda using it in a hybrid platform a few months back when a press release mentioned Mazda was still developing it.

    It makes a lot of sense.

    previous press release:
    Moscow motor show: Mazda commits to rotary | Autocar
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    Designed right, can't rotaries ignite diesel, too?

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    Not sure. I suppose given the right compression, sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    Actually, the rotary is used in a number of industrial applications as a generator.
    The "cock" is on to (or in to?) something.

    I used a rotary generator years ago doing "induced polarization" surveys for a copper mining company in Australia. We liked it better than our conventional, 4 cycle generator because of its light weight. And it was very quiet.

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    Everybody needs a little Force put on them.
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    "Use the Force, Loose."

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    I'll put some in a cup and send it to you.
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    Uh ... thank you?

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