a"Tin Can"MinimaxAfter some thought, I’m going to go with one of Casler’s more base-model half VWs for calculation’s sake while keeping one eye on the three cylinder Verner as a possibility. The half VW comes out at four pounds heavier (who’d have guessed?) and can be spec’d to the same power so call it a wash I guess. Many real Buhl Pups have been re-engined with horizontally opposed four cylinders so a horizontal twin won’t be much of a crime.
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Next up I guess is to really start thinking about the size of the thing. In my mind the laziest starting place is to lift the areas and moments directly off the Minimax and start working from there to validate it all unless somebody has a better plan.