Crankshaft and Front Piston Row

This animation presents the front row of pistons and the crankshaft in front view, showing the moving geometry of the master rod and articulated rods. The heavier rod on the lower left is the master rod, in cylinder 8; the other rods link to its "big end" and all nine rods move together around the crank axis.

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