A breakthrough in research A new type of engine It is said from China. Accordingly, the first drone should have… Rotary blasting motor To fly. This type of motor should be used in the future Speeds beyond the speed of sound It can be achieved and has many advantages compared to other drives.
What’s called “Rotary blasting motor“engine (RDEDeveloped by the Chinese company TWR-Engine and the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Chongqing University, the South China Morning Post and Chongqing Morning News are written.
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No additional information such as flight duration, speed or altitude of the alleged first flight is available. TWR engine But it has already made people sit up and take notice in the past with successful tests of RDE engines.
What is a rotary blasting engine?
The RDE engines are housed in a circular chamber permanent Controlled explosions caused, caused Pressure waves It is formed. It’s basically one Continuous blasting machineThe blast waves are directed in one direction.
The resulting thrust can propel missiles, cruise missiles, drones and aircraft so that they remain in the Earth’s atmosphere Speeds beyond the speed of sound Achievement – Any more than Mach 5 or more round 6,200 km/h.
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Advantages and disadvantages of RDE engines
In contrast to jet engines (Ramjet respectively Scramjet) Rotary blasting motors can. Already from 0 km/h They can be used to accelerate the plane from take-off. With ramjet engines or ramjet engines, a certain speed must first be reached in order to be able to propel the aircraft.
a feature Rotary blasting engines for them Low fuel consumption Compared to similar high-performance engines. They can also be manufactured smaller, saving weight and size compared to traditional drives.
One disadvantage is that RDE drives Extremely loud We are. In addition, the material must be durable Shock waves He’s struggling. Therefore several companies and NASA are working on new materials that will enable RDE engines.
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