> The Merlin is a rotary engine, isn't it? A rotary engine ? As in http://travel.howstuffworks.com/rotary-engine.htm ?
Most people probably will agree that it's a V-12 piston engine ;-) Details about the engine oil pressure might be documented in some sort of engine manual: http://www.yellowairplane.com/Book_Reviews/Mustang_Manual/Mustang_Manual_Cover.html Regards, Hermann > In any case, a pump attached to > the engine accessory drive (along with the vacuum pump, etc.) is standard > on a horizontally-opposed engine. The O-320 in my Warrior does have a > relief valve, as well as a breather in the accessory housing to avoid > excess pressure buildup in the crankcase. > > Oil pressure is usually pretty constant at anything other than idle RPM > once the engine's warmed up, suggesting that the relief valve kicks in > pretty early, as with the vacuum pump -- I'll try to pay more attention > next time I'm up (rather than just checking that it's in the green). > > > All the best, > > > David > > _______________________________________________ > Flightgear-devel mailing list > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > http://mail.flightgear.org/mailman/listinfo/flightgear-devel _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://mail.flightgear.org/mailman/listinfo/flightgear-devel