Radial Engine Info?

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  1. Camarogenius

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    I have questions about the inner workings of a radial engine. Can anyone direct me to a website that has some detailed pics or diagrams? Maybe even a Message board?
    I understand the basic concept of the Radial, my questions are rather detail oriented.
    I understand that all of the cylinders in a given row share the same crankshaft journal, they do this by using a "Star" assembly that centers on the crank journal, while the "Points" of the star hold the ends of the connecting rods. I've seen this in a motorized cutaway at the Smithsonian.
    What I want to know, is what keeps the star in "phase" with the Cylinders?
    Why does it not just rotate off center and lock up the engine?
    Also, I need details on the oil control system.
     
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    Great Links, Flyboy! Thanks a bunch!!
     
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    Good diagrams and info, thanks.
     
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