Clerget 9B - Spinning Engine (HD)

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Clerget 130 hp Engine - Spinning

As shown in this animation, the action of the main Crankshaft, slave rods and pistons appears more complex when the engine spins. However, it is more easily to understand when reversing the motion of the engine by having the crank shaft rotating instead of the whole engine.
This is shown in the Front ViewTiming Gears and Magneto's / Ignition animation pages

The inlet and exhaust timing is based on an inner inlet- and exhaust gears (both 16 teeth) rotating within the outer gears (18 teeth), around excentric cams which are fixed to the crankshaft. The gear ratio of 18/16 makes the inner gears rotate 1 1/8 times during every engine revolution (in this case one crankshaft revolution).