Steel Soldiers is supported by:
It's simple and brilliant.
Hanksdeuce should consider taking out a patent on that idea.
And I'm not kidding about that.
Simple does not automatically mean an idea cannot be patented:Commercial solutions do already exist. But his cost less than $20 total
I was not making myself clear, and that's my error. The patent would not be on the blast-gate (which is only one element of the idea), but on the concept of all the elements combined that make up the runaway "choke".Patent on what? Not this, or??
The impression from other stories is that any runaway transitions almost immediately to self-destruct RPM's, but your story is the first I heard that suggests there is some time to catch it all before it gets critical. That's good to know.I got my wrecker to do that on me - was lugging 1st gear and it started to stall - stabbed the clutch real quick and she grumbled a bit but sputtered back to life - popped it in PTO crane mode and hopped out - the smoke coming from the passenger fender area caught my attention...
Went over and stuck my hand over the intake (now the exhaust) and said "no sh!t - isn't that something" - hopped up on the fender and sure enough the exhaust pipe was sucking in fresh air...
I just shut it down with the e-stop like normal - started it right back up with no issues...
I think the question is "How long do you want to run your engine with no oil pressure?" My answer NEVER!!. I cringe waiting for oil pressure on start up.Gota believe there are other nasty stuff going on running backwards. No dout if you don't get sudden death there are long term consequences.The impression from other stories is that any runaway transitions almost immediately to self-destruct RPM's, but your story is the first I heard that suggests there is some time to catch it all before it gets critical. That's good to know.
That's great way to describe the resulting total destruction.Yep - they are indeed two very different animals - not mutually exclusive but there would be two things wrong with a unit that reverse rotated and then ran away...
Run-away machines are usually operating in normal rotation but the RPM regulation (which is fuel based in a diesel vs. air based in gasoline machines) gets lost at some point - the machine has access to unlimited fuel reserves and becomes only air limited - this usually leads to self destruction as it will rapidly climb in RPM until physics finds the weak link on the reciprocating mass and things come from togetherness. Diesels are traditionally supplied with 2 to 2.5 times the air required for combustion as it proves very challenging to get the fuel to mix and evaporate fully in a 14.7 stoich mixture like a gasoline unit - so with unlimited fuel the unit can run well past the maximum RPM limits.
I get it, the old "soap-on -a-rope" idea, hanging right off the air-intake:Ohhhhhh yeah don't try to use a rag to stop eather situation it probably won't do any good and will damage things, if you are able use a board or steel plate or softball anything hard and big enough to stop the air flow and cut the fuel off this should stop a 4 stroke quickly.
We get it, advertisements are annoying!
Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website like our supporting vendors. Their ads help keep Steel Soldiers going. Please consider disabling your ad blockers for the site. Thanks!