Modern day "motorcycle of the air" aircraft class?

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  1. Dec 27, 2018 #2081

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    Weird, maybe try a different browser?
     
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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.
     
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    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:
     
  4. Jan 9, 2019 #2084

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    I think that only works for diesels...now where did I put that Junkers Jumo engine? ;)
     
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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???
     
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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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    Sorry VB I needed to correct your statement above.
     
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    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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    Blimp or Dirigible?
     
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    Would a Cubstyle bird fit the sit on top movement, and how might it look?
     
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    Like this but with a round tail, I would think.
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    Could work indeed.
     
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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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    The Glider SG38 was ahead of its time, as where many others of similar construction

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    What about a sit on top with such a fuselage style?
     
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    And the

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    Lovely the tailcone of the second one.

    As a taildragger could generate some serious interest, no?!
     
  18. Jan 27, 2019 #2098

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    Instead of building the fuselage 1 Inch wide, building it 3 to 4 in the you can get rid of those cables.
     
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