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#### Dudewanarace

##### Well-Known Member
Hello everyone, this is my first post at HombuiltAirplanes.com I have been looking for places to market this aircraft. Seems many people don't know much about it, trying to spread the word.

We have a new Demo Radial Rocket in the works, so the old Demo is now available for sale. If you don't know much about the Radial Rocket, check out these two websites

The aircraft has 275 hours Total Time on airframe, 360 HP M14P 9 cyilnder radial engine and 98" MT prop. The new demo is looking more and more like an airplane every day, so we are motivated to sell N346R.

#### spayellownsx

##### Member
Do you have personal experience with a radial engine? Have you ever owned, or flown one?

#### Dudewanarace

##### Well-Known Member
I am partners in this aircraft, and yes I fly it all the time...

Maybe this isn't the place to advertise this aircraft.... :ermm:

#### spayellownsx

##### Member
Sorry about that, I was asking this question to the guy that was commenting on radial engines, and his input about leaks and operation.

#### t51pilot

##### New Member
Well, like I said, they look and sound cool- but, do yourself a favor, and go to your FBO and look where the crop dusters are parked and look for the oil drips- better yet, talk to the pilots and owners, and get their opinions.

#### bmcj

##### Well-Known Member
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Maybe this isn't the place to advertise this aircraft.... :ermm:
Nothing wrong with advertising it here... you may find a buyer. A better place to advertise might be Barnstormers. They have a larger audience that is already in the shopping mode. Still, no harm in posting it here too... after all, this the "for sale" section.

Well, like I said, they look and sound cool- but, do yourself a favor, and go to your FBO and look where the crop dusters are parked and look for the oil drips- better yet, talk to the pilots and owners, and get their opinions.
T51, you seem to have an obvious bias against radials and appear to be trying to thwart this sale. Sure, many radials leak oil, but I have seen some well maintained ones that keep this to a minimum. The biggest leaks tend to be below the oldest and hardest run workhorses. Other engine configurations can leak oil too, so radials are not alone in this issue.

It sounds to me as if Dudewanarace has been honest and forthright in his answers to Spayellownsx. No reason to disclaim what he says; all that might need stating is that radials can, and often do, lose oil due to having some of the cylinders inverted.

Spayellownsx, there is an outfit in Kingman, Arizona that deals with M-14 engines. You could ask them some general questions for a second opinion. Their website is Inverted.US. I'm sure ther are a great many other sources around that also have M-14 experience... I just listed this one off the top of my head.

Bruce

#### t51pilot

##### New Member
I hope it didn't come out that way; as I said, I love the look and sound of the radial. If it is a radial you want, then by all means go for it! Just make sure that you do the research on each powerplant before commiting. Also, go look at the Vans AF website on the people that have flown radials. Either way, have fun in your research and building! The Radial Rocket is a nice looking plane.