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Posted by Michelle Steiner on May 7, 2009, 10:50 pm
 


But it can't reverse direction without shutting it down and starting it
up again.  And as, Mike said, it's only two-cycle engines that can do
this.

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Posted by Mike Rosenberg on May 7, 2009, 10:57 pm
 


Actually, I know from experience that model airplane engines do
sometimes kick into reverse while running. My brother and I had model
cars with model airplane engines, and we learned that the right impact
can make it happen.

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Posted by Was Istoben on May 8, 2009, 2:16 am
 

I don't know how you do it, but I come to a complete stop before shifting
from forward to reverse and visa versa.  I'll bet a four cycle engine could
be designed to run either way.




Posted by Michelle Steiner on May 8, 2009, 4:00 pm
 

That has nothing to do with reversing the direction that the ICE turns.


Then why hasn't anyone done so yet?

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Posted by Was Istoben on May 8, 2009, 5:06 pm
 

I didn't say it would be practical, only possible.  Why don't they sell
passenger cars with 12 wheels?  Oh hell, you win Michelle.



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