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On an aircraft engine, with each firing pulse, there is a sort of kick-back, or "snatch" induced back into the crankshaft by the propeller blade. "Designed for aircraft engines" dampen this with movable counter weights on the crank throws. Rudd was a sharp cookie, and would surely have known of this effect, and designed for it, but it makes you wonder why the idea didn't catch on. Maybe it feeds back into the valve train?
 
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