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Offline Daryl J.

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Wingnut engines
« on: May 18, 2012, 01:39:45 AM »
There has to be some 1/32-1/35 land use for these engines.  Rat Rod Deluxe of some sorts perhaps.
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Wingnut engines
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 02:27:45 AM »
WW 1 Aerosans, perhaps?

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Re: Wingnut engines
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 05:47:55 AM »
Aero-engine specials were built post-war, the Liberty V-12 powered Babs probably being the most famous
Brit example.

http://www.airportjournals.com/Display.cfm?varID=0611015

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babs_(car)

Babs was originally Chitty Bang Bang 4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitty_Bang_Bang

The US White Triplex (three Liberty V-12s) was probably the closest to a 'rat rod'.  ;D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Triplex



In 1950 Jot Horne and Norm Taylor built the Airoadster , a '27 T-roadster powered by an air-cooled Ranger inline
six from a PT-19.




Prop driven sleds, including a Sikorsky circa 1912:
http://www.aqpl43.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/TRANSPORT/propsleigh/propsleigh.htm

Prop driven cars. I think you'd want a contra-rotating rotary for something like this  ;):
http://www.aqpl43.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/TRANSPORT/helica/helica.htm




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Re: Wingnut engines
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 07:33:51 AM »
And if you do build a racing car with a 1/32 engine, don't forget to pick-up a 1/72 kit of a WWI plane  to use the wings as aerodynamic wings for your race car!  ;)
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Re: Wingnut engines
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 08:13:32 AM »
RAF use (Walrus engine) ... maybe this belongs in the "Sea" forum
« Last Edit: May 18, 2012, 08:17:44 AM by raafif »

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Re: Wingnut engines
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2015, 12:31:10 PM »
the cockpit photo of Madhatter's EC-135 helo build made me think of this ........  prop, jet or rocket powered Bob-sled  ??? ;D

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