Red Baron Chopper with 9-Cyl biplane engine

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wortho, May 13, 2013.

  1. wortho

    wortho Adventurer

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    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1dd_1368384637
    Sounds great :ear
    The Rotec R3600 is a nine-cylinder radial engine built by Rotec Engineering PTY LTD in Australia. Initially released in 2005, it was a followup of the 7-cylinder Rotec R2800 released five years earlier. Both this engine and its smaller cousin have been frequently used as both replacement engines for vintage World War 1 aircraft, and replica aircraft from the same vintage. Some notable aircraft this engine has been used in are the Fokker Triplane, Sopwith Camel and the Nieuport 17.
    Note that these engines are not limited to only aircraft applications, JRL Cycles has converted an R2800 for use in a motorcycle.
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  2. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Quickly! Someone build a Snoopy chopper!

    We'll settle this once and for all! :lol3


    It's pretty neat, having a radial engine in a moto. Pretty cool. :clap
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  3. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Didn't Jesse James already do this?

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  4. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Those are cool, but this one doesn't torque steer!

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  5. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    Not exactly a new idea.

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  6. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Good grief. You guys could ruin a good time at a strip club. :lol3
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    aftCG Been here awhile

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  8. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    +1

    What he said. :D
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  9. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    I think the Aussie one is 2800cc not 2800 cu in....:rofl

    The P&W R2800 weighs 2400 lb and is 4-1/2 ft diameter, that's even too heavy for a Boss Hog. They were also known to torque a F6F or Corsair onto it's roof if gunned on takeoff.
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