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Rotary and Wankel type Engine

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The data refers to salient features of Wankel Type Rotary Engine and Four Cylinder Two Stroke Reciprocating Engine. 55 hp Wankel type engine indigenously designed and developed in the country for the first time. The development of rotary engine project was initially originated from Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (VRDE), Ahmednagar, and jointly executed by NAL, a CSIR lab, and ADE (DRDO), Bangalore. The engine was cleared for flight after a rigorous ground and endurance test run. First ever-successful test-flight of an indigenous Rotary Engine- powering Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Nishant, was carried out at ADE, Bangalore. The flight took off at 1157 hrs in the morning of 31 Mar 2009 and reached an altitude of 1.8 Kms effortlessly before cruising for duration of 35 minutes.
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Name: Shri. Gopal Bhushan
Director, DESIDOC
Ministry/State/Department: Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence Research and Development
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
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Defence Scientific information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC), Defence Research & Development Organisation, Metcalfe House, Delhi-110054.