An circular intersection, known in other parts of the world as a roundabout or traffic circle
. By far the best form of intersection, as traffic is seldom required to stop, however the advantages of rotaries are often negated by drivers who are too stupid to properly navigate them.There are a few rules to rotaries.#1. Traffic already inside the rotary
has right of way
.#2. The outside lane is for taking the first or second exits only. You may not go all the way around the rotary in the outside lane.#3. The inside lane may be used for going beyond the first two exits.#4. Once inside the rotary, do not stop. Rotaries are designed so that traffic inside the rotary does not have to stop, if you stop, drivers behind you will not be expecting it, causing the risk of a rear-end collision. If you cannot get to your exit, simply drive around the rotary again.
An Internal Combustion engine, popularised my Mazda in its earlier days. Makes distinctive buzzing noise
, which can usually be heard from a distance. Uses a chamber with a spinning rotar
inside to create driving force, and creats
more power than a conventional piston engine for its size. Rotaries also have an annoying tendancy to have very poor fuel economy.
Example: Man, my RX-3 has a 13B Rotary in it out of a series 6 RX-7!!
<nooblet> sweet!! start it!!
HELL NO it will cost me too much in gas :@
A traffic circle
. One of Massachusetts' two main contributions to the art of traffic regulation (the other being the red-and-yellow pedestrian-crossing light).
Note: Proper rotaries ah big, typically where several roads (two main roads) come together. They are not to be confused with roundabouts, which are cute, dainty
little things used to "calm" traffic in subdivisions
I just learned this was a New England thing, who knew.
Usually there are a lot of stores all around it, and like a little "green" in the center with some memorial.
To correct all of those that don't know, the rotary
engine is an engine that was thought of by Dr. Felix Wankel
when he was 17 and he made the first prototype of this type of engine, but sadly never perfected it (he never got rid of the chatter marks). Once Mazda got a hold of it and started working on it they perfected the engine, getting rid of the chatter marks and adding a second rotor because at low rpms a single rotor became erratic and had torque fluctuations. Also, the rotor is not shaped like a dorito, it's closer to one of those old 3d doritos (if you remember those) because it is an equilateral triangle
with exploded sides.
1.a term used when a person is refering to something technical about which he has no real knowlege
2.often used in a response to the question "What were you doing?"
Originally used in the movie "Tommy Boy
" with Chris Farley
1.Q:"Hey, do you know what's wrong with my computer?"
A:Yeah just a second
I think there may be a problem with the rotary girder
2.Q:"Dude, what the hell are you doing?"
A: Sorry, I was just checking the specs on the rotary girder.
A false rotary
is a rotay table contructed of anti-material
, often anti-carbon steel grade -355 ksi. A False Rotary
shal be cleaned a cloth made of lint only, and may be used in combination with a False Hang off Bushing
, False Slips or a False Spider (dont forget the False Adapter Ring). The False Rotary must not be used in combination with non-False Equipment made of regulare material, as this might cause annihilation and potential HSE-issues.