# Corsair/Spitfire hybrid

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#### Vigilant1

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Yes, Tracy's site isn't as current as it used to be. He's still very active in "the scene."

#### Aircar

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It was a tongue in cheek comment but the "aircraft recognition" handbook would probably have the Ack Ack on you if you were flying around in 1940 over the white cliffs of Dover --distinctive combination of features that .... and I had scanned the thread --why NOT an in line engine for an orginally in line engine aircraft replica ? wasn't the Stuka an Argus engine ? only guessing --for a Corsair you must have a radial and the big circular cowl to go with it--check out the Rotec perhaps (Rotaries are shorter and wider in general and you can't have the exhaust stacks were they ought to be for scale --a flat six is possibly the worst shape match .
The Jaguar Vee twelve was the engine of choice for Merlin or Allison-Packard replicated fighters but are rare as now and too big likely (W.A.R. was the firm I think or Thunder engines later but there are so many more straight sixes or narrow vees around now ).

A local firm I did some work for was supposedly buying a full scale fiberglass Spitfire advertised in Argentina and planning to use a Chrysler V 10 in it --it turned out to be some sort of scam although the aircraft existed --they have a P51 now underway built from Falconair plans and made as a plug only for making molds off .

Back in the 70s when we got relaxed regulation for ultralights I toyed with the idea of a 3/8 scale P38 -twin in line two strokes,handed props,tuned pipes down the booms etc and using bits from my other aircraft for the pod and engine cowls --got the drawings and all the stuff I collected for it --if you want a WW2 fighter look alike and cheap engines then I would look at such a thing still.

#### Will Aldridge

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I'm not opposed to an inline engine at all, but have yet to find one in the right hp/weight/price range (120hp+/250-300lbs/

#### Jan Carlsson

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Will,
What about the VW Golf diesel, that a couple of Finns put in a PIK 2X and a C-172 with I think it was 135 and 180 HP, I don't know the weight right now. but very possible thing. and not a 100k \$ thing.
they are on the u-tube

#### Will Aldridge

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Looks like part of my last post disappeared into the ether after it was posted. Should say my engine requirements are 120+hp/250-300lbs/

#### Jan Carlsson

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Looks like that diesel Cessna is 30 kg heavier then one with a IO-360, if that is all engine or also barlast, I don't know.

#### Matt G.

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Looks like part of my last post disappeared into the ether after it was posted. Should say my engine requirements are 120+hp/250-300lbs/
Haven't read the whole thread in awhile to see how you feel about a radial, but I think the Rotec R3600 is 150 hp and 275# including accessories.

#### Will Aldridge

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The Rotec is way too big for the current design. My Firewall is a little over 26" high and 25" wide. The Rotec is about 34" in diameter. Just doesn't fit and I want a narrow cowling.

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I'm not opposed to an inline engine at all, but have yet to find one in the right hp/weight/price range (120hp+/250-300lbs/
LOM PRAHA s.p. :: Piston Engines - All services in the top quality

Production went into limbo a few years ago, not sure what current status is but used ones are cheap and can still be overhauled, might be worth considering for a one off design, bragging rights for having a supercharged engine, rumoured to be reliable in service

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Someone on the Chilton builders email Yahoo group recently took delivery of a new Walter LOM four-cylinder. IIRC, he's in the UK and had it shipped from CZ

#### Will Aldridge

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Just for grins I took 5 minutes and added a radial cowling that looks like it came off the Bud Super Corsair.

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#### Jan Carlsson

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I have always liked the Corsair, but yours looks better, With the Rotec engine, you will have a cowling like the Howard Hughes. racer H1, not that bad.

#### Hot Wings

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It was kind of hard imagining how you would improve the looks of your project, but I think you've done it!