Modern day "motorcycle of the air" aircraft class?

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lr27

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I once rented a house that came with flame decals on the mailbox, but it didn't seem faster than any other mailbox. Flames and a skull on the lawn mower that came with the place. That didn't seem any faster either, but maybe that's because it wasn't a rider and I held it back by not walking fast enough.

Unfortunately, Google Maps doesn't have street views of that address, so I don't know if the flames are still there.
 

DangerZone

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So..., a red Volksplane with flame decals would reach the standard highway speed limit?
That's for Volksplanes, yet if you stick a VolksWagen sign on it, it would fly even further AND emit much less NOx. Ask Volkswagen if you don't believe it, they will tell you for sure. :gig:
 

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Vincent "Black Widow" of the air! Just bolt empennage, wings, and gear to the engine, then saddle the engine and ride! Spurs and chaps complete the look.
 

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Now that would be an epic thread, a homebuilt aircraft to use one of the enormous 1300 pound Jumo 205 diesel engines. Do any of them survive?

21st Century Blohm & Voss 222 flying boat???
Wouldn't that be SIX 1300 pound Jumo 205 diesel engines?

Sounds good to me as long as it's a wooden single seater, you might need to fill the sponsons with helium to meet part 103 :gig:
 

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One of my favorites is this construction, if could be built like a Savage Cub.

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So, what is missing, a lower fuselage tube for the tailcone, and a landing gear with bushwheels like the ones of :

https://wheeleez.com

and a tailgroup that resembles a Cub, like the Zlin Savage Bobber or Agilis.

Im wondering how light such a bird could be built with a Polini Thor250 engine in the nose.

https://www.polinithor.com/en/polini-thor-250-thor-250-ds-2/
 
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