There are various types of flagella, but all function like a rotary engine made by humans. Even non-ID scientists marvel at the complexity of these machines.
If one visualizes the recoil action of large guns on ships as they fire, that is perhaps what the EA (export apparatus) is doing for the T3SS.
Don’t burden your great research program with Darwin’s mid-1800s view of biology (or any modified descendant of Darwin’s general premise).
The Saturday Morning Lectures series recently featured an excellent presentation by Dr. David Sivak.
We rarely give a second thought to our body’s energy production. Robots use a battery pack and long lengths of wiring to transfer electricity.