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General Aircraft: What If?
For those who like to build hypothetical or alternate history versions of planes.
What to do with a spare radial.
JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007 - 04:42 AM UTC
Edmond_Thieffry
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Walloon Brabant, Belgium
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007 - 04:55 AM UTC
Hello Stephen,

It was not the sole. Here, a radial installed in a more conventionnal manner :

Greetings

Philippe
Red4
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007 - 08:09 AM UTC
Imagine the noise let alone the heat that would come off of those. Too cool looking though. "Q"
BorisS
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Posted: Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 01:46 AM UTC
Those bikes are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
I really can't wait to get my motorcycle license.
thegirl
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Posted: Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 02:41 AM UTC
COOL , COOL , do the come with ear plugs ! very original .
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Posted: Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 10:41 AM UTC
LOL! I hate to say it, but I think both of them are hideous. Wonderfully built, but...

Kind of like the old R.R. Merlin-engined car - a nice idea, until you saw the result. It's just not where the engines belong.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 04:11 PM UTC
I think theyre gorgeous. Alot better than some of those with the auto-engines installed
LuckyBlunder
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Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 08:51 PM UTC
'fraid I'm with Rowan on this one. Fantastic workmanship and clever engineering but somehow it just don't seem right. Sort of like wearing brown shoes with a tux.

Steve
thegirl
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 05:07 PM UTC
I still think that these bikes are cool and would make a great model . Now where did I put that spare engine ?????????
pigsty
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 09:52 PM UTC

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'fraid I'm with Rowan on this one. Fantastic workmanship and clever engineering but somehow it just don't seem right. Sort of like wearing brown shoes with a tux.

Steve



Me too. Also, on the transverse-mounted one, where are you meant to put your feet?
LongKnife
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 11:09 PM UTC
I have to agree with the sceptics too. They look cool, should sound ok but riding them? The torque on a normal Moto Guzzi LeMans is enough to shift the bike, so I can't imagine the twist in these when you open the throttle. Barrel roll, perhaps... ?

Tony
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 12:29 AM UTC
I would have to agree with the guy's on that as peck . They look like more on the lines of a show bike and wouldn't be all that practical to actually be riding . still very cool concept !
JimMrr
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 01:07 AM UTC
BEUTIFULLY hideous!! I am a fuddy-duddy who HATES the sound of a Harley(I like my peace and quiet)...so I can imagine how ANNOYING tthey would sound. I must agree that they are very beutiful and interesting bikes though