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Old 12-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #16471
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What kind of engine is this, and in what airplane was it used to achieve what record?


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Old 12-16-2012, 04:01 PM   #16472
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What engine, plane, and record for this one, too?


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Old 12-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #16473
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DR-980 Packard Diesel

Bellanca J-2 at Jacksonville, FL

May 25, 1931, Flight time of 84 hours, 33 minutes, 1-1/4 seconds unrefueled, a world's record held until 1986 when broken by Voyager, which flew around the world unrefueled.
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DR-980 Packard Diesel

Bellanca J-2 at Jacksonville, FL

May 25, 1931, Flight time of 84 hours, 33 minutes, 1-1/4 seconds unrefueled, a world's record held until 1986 when broken by Voyager, which flew around the world unrefueled.





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Old 12-16-2012, 04:45 PM   #16475
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Giuseppe Bellanca made his wing struts as airfoils in order to generate lift.

I have both of Robert Neal's wonderful Packard books, "Master Motor Builders" and "Packards At Speed". He also wrote "A Technical and Operational History of the Liberty Engine". All 3 are well worthwhile for anyone interested in engine history.

Another interesting source is the Aircraft Engine Historical Society at www.enginehistory.org
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:05 AM   #16476
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Bristol Phoenix, Westland Wapiti, altitude record..?

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The Phoenix was an experimental version of the Bristol Aeroplane Company's Pegasus engine, adapted to run on the Diesel cycle. Only a few were built between 1928 and 1932, although samples fitted to a Westland Wapiti held the altitude record for diesel-powered aircraft at 27,453 ft (8,368 m) from 11 May 1934 until World War II.[1] The primary advantage of the Phoenix was better fuel efficiency at cruise, by up to 35%.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:57 AM   #16477
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:53 PM   #16478
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I believe we're back to ramps. One ship is going straight into mothballs once it's built and it's looking like we're in for a long wait for planes, if we ever get any.

On the plus side we've got typhoons stationed on the Falklands.
and an SSN on station at all times
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:40 PM   #16480
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:53 PM   #16481
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:35 AM   #16485
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