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Author: Banjerboef

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Filesize: 69.35 kB

Date added: 2011-11-22

Rating: 5

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Made with: Algodoo before v1.8.5


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I am trying to make a small engine for a car i'm working on.
It is my first spawn engine and it works, but it isn't fast nor is it very strong.

Can someone please help me to make this engine run faster and give it more power, because I want to use this engine for a van.

I also need some help with making a good and small 4 speed gearbox to work with this engine, so if someone could help me with that too I would be really happy.

You can scale the engine up if needed, but I want to keep the size as small as possible.

The car is big compared to the engine, I know that.
But it was made to test if my engine worked.

I really hope someone could help me with my engine!

Last edited at 2011/11/22 20:20:00 by Banjerboef
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I don't know if I can really help you without building it for you.
If you are having trouble finding a good engine design/concept, check out my "super engine". It utilizes collision engines, spring engines, and thruster engines; all in 1!
As for the gearbox, if you want it to be automatic you'll need scripts.
If you want something simple an 8 circle design would be great.
You'll probably have to scale up the engine quite a bit if you want the van to have realistic acceleration.

I've learned this:
1. Set you piston inetriamultiplier around 5x-10x, it keeps it them from spinning around and getting stuck sideways.
2. Try direct linkages (the 4 bars with 2 hinges each on 2 linked circles) but you probably know about those.
3. Lower you densities for better speed, but keep your center of balances straight with weighted boxes.
@Ky13harbor9: Thanks for the fast response and your tips.
If you want to you can build one for me, but I won't use it in my scenes because I want to make something myself. However if you build one, I could use it as a sample engine. But it is your choice if you want to or not.

I already knew about point 2, but never got it work properly.

And what densities do I have to lower?
I gues the piston housings and the pistons themselves.

Thanks for point 1, I didn't know that!!!

By the way I think I am going to choose a simple old fasioned circle design.
Because I can always make it (semi-)automatic if I want to.
Or you can get the killers a bit more away of the spawners and use Attraction-turbo?
I tried putting the killers a bit more away, but that resulted in a unstable engine.
But I'll try attration-turbo to see if that works.
To be honest I never thought about that.
i made it a ton better runs around 57 rads/ sec now stable. contact me if you want it.