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ToddK

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Going to be hard to sell the Super Prospector with that Russian guy selling pirated copies via download.
 

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I used an online poster printing service and their software to make it look like a blueline print, came out pretty good but I should have gone bigger. Here's a PDF if anyone wants to do the same.
Looks great... Like the image of it being towed with a Citroen Traction. I almost bought this one last week but they wanted too much for a car sitting 18 years. The search continues... Maybe buy a 15/6 instead for those in the know...
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Traction Avant is classy, but I want an original 2CV and a Pembleton Grasshopper (Morgan 3-wheeler lookalike kit car built on a 2CV or Dyane donor)!
Fred,
Wow also like the Pemberton as well. My brother in law visits his family in France every year and sends a container full of 2CV to Australia and restores them. We will buy one from him one day. Or if C19 ever lets up we can find one in france when visiting family for ourselves.
 

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.I ran across a twin engine fiberglass certified amphibian In a bunch of old paperwork one time it had zero rate of climb on a single engine!
But look to be an interesting shape someone in the style of the old Grumman widgeon but smaller.
Strangely just a few months later but several years ago I saw the rights for that being offered for sale in trade a plane
I seem to recall it was owned by a small engineering company in Tucson Arizona I never did hear anymore about it
 

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When I see things like this, I wonder if the designer has ever worked on an engine. Or if I'm the only person who has never owned an engine that didn't leak at least a little oil.
 
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Rotaxs are pretty amazing that they are not leakers. Put too much in the sump and they are pukers. They do have a dry sump not a open crank vent.
 

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It's a trade off like almost any other aspect of aircraft design. Look at the position of the engine in that pic, the "firewall" is about at the level of the pilot's knees, much further aft than would have been possible with a conventional nose-mounted configuration. Presumably that's where it needed to be to balance the airframe and fuel weight, allowing the pilot and passenger to sit right on the CG and not change the balance despite the large portion of the gross weight that the people represent. If wiping up a few drips is the price for that efficiency and the great forward visibility especially during landing and takeoff, I'll bring a rag.

When I see things like this, I wonder if the designer has ever worked on an engine. Or if I'm the only person who has never owned an engine that didn't leak at least a little oil.
 

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A Lycoming/ Continental can start oozing from any joint. It’s a relative light weight casting for an air cooled engine. Some stay tight, but ones that have lived hot lives or have been in service for 40 years before TBO can be wet. Of course most will not spend the money to fix it because they are scared to see more work needed inside. Go till it blows or TBO.
 

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A Lycoming/ Continental can start oozing from any joint. It’s a relative light weight casting for an air cooled engine. Some stay tight, but ones that have lived hot lives or have been in service for 40 years before TBO can be wet. Of course most will not spend the money to fix it because they are scared to see more work needed inside. Go till it blows or TBO.
Don't forget to add a little Marvel Mystery Oil!
 
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