For many, the mention of two-cycle engines brings to mind a day on the lake or bay, cruising along at 20 to 40 mph and pulling a good friend along on waterskis or a wake board. For some, it means being awakened on a Saturday morning by the neighbor firing up his leaf blower or chain saw. Its also the sound of your teenager starting up his motorcycle or motorbike to visit friends or the local mall.
For the model airplane enthusiast, it means a mighty roar from a miniature gasoline engine, like the classic 0.049 cubic inch which powered many a modelers dream plane. Still others think of an over-the-road truck propelled by a Detroit Diesel 6V-92 engine, or big ore trucks with their 60-yard capacities and a 16V-149 running an electric generator. There are even some who think first of the large, slow marine diesels which move cargoes around the world. Think of a movie with tramp freighters, and you can just hear the chunk, chunk, chunk of these big engines pushing ships at sea.