improved version of the original Omega of 1908, the Lambda
also increased displacement from 8 to almost 12 liters and output
from 50 to 80 hp. The Lambda was introduced in 1912 and also
marketed as the "80 hp".
The concept of the rotary engine was that (unlike
the radial engine) the propeller was bolted firmly to the engine
which rotated as a unit around a stationary crankshaft. The
torque generated tended to make aircraft powered by rotary engines
tricky to fly.
|7-cylinder rotary piston engine|
|Displacement: 722 cubic inches (11.8 liters)|
|Power output: 80 hp (60 kW)|