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Super-compact internally rotating combustion engine packs a solid punch

• New Atlas

Michael Arsenaeu designed the Avadi engine 20 years ago in the hopes of creating an entirely new engine design to be efficient as well as reduce emissions. In 2015, Avadi began the build and development.

Rotary might be a good name for this sort of engine, if the name wasn't already taken. Everything inside the crankcase rotates, but unlike a Wankel-style rotary engine, this design uses a piston with two connecting rods that have a scissor-like movement attached to pinion gears at the back of the engine.