The cleverness of a Siemens engine is that uses the same bore twice which is more efficient.
In https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsD8aI6nPV0 instead of a wobble plate, he uses 8 gears arranged in an octagon.
Jump to 4:48 to see gears.
How does this compare to a wobble plate design?
A four cylinder could be made with just 4 gears.
I think this might be a wobble plate design(?):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/16-Cylinder-Ho ... 2108777861
I've seen some engine designs use a roller cam plate. I cannot believe that this is without prior art: http://www.google.com.pg/patents/US20030046932
Another question, how would this compare to a Ross linkage style but made with 4 cylinders? (Is such a design possible?)
What is the most efficient linkage for a Siemens engine?
I really think the Siemens is the most efficient design.
Power wise: Gamma < beta < alpha < Siemens
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The Whispergen has a 4 cylinder engine of this type with their own patented Z drive to the alternator, On talking to Dr Don Clucus(the designer/builder), he reckoned it was the most efficient, and compact design he could come up with.
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