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Re: [OM] IMG: An Unusual Airplane

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: An Unusual Airplane
From: Rick Beckrich <rbeckrich@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:31:47 -0500
Jeez...

I seem to recall the old VW flat four air-cooled being the king of the
homebuilts.

Maybe because I misspent the early 60s working for VW?

Rick, with an air-cooled brain.

On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 11:45 PM, Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Steve Wittman used the small aluminum V8 from 1961-era Olds F85s to power
> homebuilts.  This got a few others into trying the same thing.  I haven't
> seen anything else since that time.
>
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Pearce" <billcpearce@xxxxxxx>
> To: "Olympus Camera Discussion" <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 9:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: An Unusual Airplane
>
>
> > Don't know. There was an earlier mention of the AC being equipped with a
> > liquid cooled engine, but I'm not aware of any current ones out there.
> OK,
> > where were some guys trying to convert car motors to aircraft use, but
> > that
> > was really for homebuilders.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chris Barker
> > Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 1:12 PM
> > To: Olympus Camera Discussion
> > Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: An Unusual Airplane
> >
> > I give up, Bill.  Who makes a water-cooled ac engine? :-)
> >
> > All the old fighter engines were liquid-cooled weren't they?
> >
> > Chris
> >
> > On 20 Nov 2011, at 18:02, Bill Pearce wrote:
> >
> >> Who currently makes a water cooled AC engine?
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Chris Barker
> >> Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 10:11 AM
> >> To: Olympus Camera Discussion
> >> Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: An Unusual Airplane
> >>
> >> Ken
> >>
> >> As I wrote my post I wondered about that, the G tolerances required for
> >> darting about fields.
> >>
> >> Yes, I can see that C of G is a major consideration, but you would have
> >> thought that a tank forward of the wings would be a problem in that
> >> respect.
> >>
> >> But I am sure that someone has thought it all through, a long time ago
> >> :-)
> >
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