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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Regulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine.

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  • A CVT-controlled flywheel is particularly suited to stop-start driving situations when real-world fuel economy is often at its worst.
  • The flywheel is the energy storage system rather than electro-chemical battery.
  • Attached to the flywheel is a pitman rod which raises and lowers a churn dasher.
  • The flywheel, which is 4 m. in diameter, serves at the same time as a driving pulley. for more
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