I've seen pictures, and I've heard people talk about them....but just how does it work anyway?!
Wrong kind of rotary but interesting. Gyroscopic progression made these things a bitch to fly. let me see someone do that with a big blockHere is a start. IIRC, The French built one in WWI where the crankshaft was fixed to the airframe and the whole motor spun. I'll see if I can dig it up.
http://www.century-of-flight.net/new site/frames/radial engines_frame.htm