Is it a boxer or flat?

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  1. genna

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    A question to AC mechanics here. Are the opposed cylinder piston engines in our planes of a boxer type or flat V type? I was looking at a crankshaft of a Lyc IO360 and it seems to be a boxer. Does that apply to the rest of Lyco engines? Are Continentals the same?
     
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    Should be easy to figure out...

    "In a true boxer engine, every piston has its own crankpin."
     
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    All I've seen are boxer type. But in my opinion, it really doesn't matter much except for academic discussions.
     
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    That and vibration.