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  • Sealand Tower
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Oct 2008
    • 244

    Rare Engine+Brand New Airframe

    Evening All
    Just musing the other day if I owned a rare but airworthy engine what airframe would I build to power it? The actual dream was owning a Hispano Suiza 12Y and building a brand new Dewoitine 501 behind it. Or if I had a Bristol Mercury would I build A PZL P11C ?
    Anyone share the same idea ?

    ST
  • MerlinPete
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2006
    • 1277

    #2
    Not a rare engine, but I had considered whether it was possible to build a Miles M20, on one of my flights of fancy.
    The front end is basically a Rolls-Royce MkI power plant as fitted to the Lancaster.

    Pete
    If I had a quid for every time someone mentioned "buried crated Merlins", I could buy one!

    www.flightengineering.co.uk

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    • Wyvernfan
      wyvernfan@gmail.com
      • Oct 2007
      • 5903

      #3
      Modified Seafang or Spiteful mated to a race tuned Rolls Royce Eagle 22 with contra-props, and then make an assault on the World piston engined speed record for GB.!


      Rob
      Facebook page
      https://www.facebook.com/Westland.Wy...tif_t=page_fan

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      • Oxcart
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Nov 2007
        • 2100

        #4
        Napier Sabre bolted to a Napier-Heston Racer
        Give a man a fish and eat for a day. Give a man a fishing rod and he'll eat for a lifetime. Give a man religion and he'll die praying for a fish!

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        • TonyT
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Oct 2006
          • 9044

          #5
          Not a rare engine per se being a Merlin, and being greedy by picking a pair, but two of them strapped to a sea hornet would be a sight to behold

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          • 8674planes
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jun 2011
            • 1068

            #6
            Either a Fairey Firefly IIIM with Rolls-Royce F.XIS or Kestrel engine or Fairey Fox with a Hispano-Suiza 12Y.
            " Radial engines don't drip oil, they mark their territory"

            Flickr:http://www.flickr.com/photos/8674planes

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            • jeepman
              infrequent poster now
              • Apr 2004
              • 1986

              #7
              2 x DB610 + He177 + 3 x Hs293 with about 5 years to sort out all the problems...............
              JM

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              • Tin Triangle
                Bright Young Thing
                • Dec 2009
                • 1218

                #8
                A Sabre and Tempest VI...
                Armchair enthusiast, but also a fan of sofas and recliners.

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                • Creaking Door
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Sep 2006
                  • 9873

                  #9
                  Originally posted by MerlinPete View Post
                  ...I had considered whether it was possible to build a Miles M20, on one of my flights of fancy.
                  Good choice; probably a pretty viable proposition too. Fixed undercarriage, wooden airframe and no hydraulics.
                  WA$.

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                  • skyskooter
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Oct 2012
                    • 414

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Oxcart View Post
                    Napier Sabre bolted to a Napier-Heston Racer
                    I agree but who would dare to fly it?

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                    • Mike J
                      Senior Member
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 3241

                      #11
                      Paging Skip Holm.......

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                      • Oxcart
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Nov 2007
                        • 2100

                        #12
                        Originally posted by skyskooter View Post
                        I agree but who would dare to fly it?
                        I don't think my flight sim experience would help much with that beast!
                        Give a man a fish and eat for a day. Give a man a fishing rod and he'll eat for a lifetime. Give a man religion and he'll die praying for a fish!

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                        • Oxcart
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Nov 2007
                          • 2100

                          #13
                          I think Skip Holm has retired!
                          Give a man a fish and eat for a day. Give a man a fishing rod and he'll eat for a lifetime. Give a man religion and he'll die praying for a fish!

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                          • Mike J
                            Senior Member
                            • Jan 2000
                            • 3241

                            #14
                            Yes, he has been rather quiet since that unpleasantness over Santa Monica a few years back.

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                            • oz rb fan
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Feb 2005
                              • 433

                              #15
                              i'd want a pair.of peregrines..............and a whirlwind.

                              or a 60 series Griffon and build a CA15

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                              • JohnTerrell
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Apr 2010
                                • 419

                                #16
                                This discussion makes me think of Mikael Carlson and how he had a Le Rhone rotary engine to use, so he went about finding out every airplane that was powered with that engine, hit on the Fokker Dr.1, and so he built the aircraft for the engine - and that is the root of the reason why that fantastic reproduction exists.

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                                • Sideslip
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Apr 2012
                                  • 641

                                  #17
                                  My dream is a Napier Lion in a Gloster Bamel
                                  Work! You don't know what work is. When I was a boy...

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                                  • RPSmith
                                    ex Midland A.M. member
                                    • Mar 2005
                                    • 2908

                                    #18
                                    An Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar with an Armstrong Whitworth Siskin bolted to it OR....
                                    being greedy 3 AS Jaguars and an AW Argosy.

                                    Roger Smith.
                                    A Blenheim, Beaufighter and Beaufort - together in one Museum. Who'd have thought that possible in 1967?

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                                    • David Burke
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jan 2000
                                      • 10031

                                      #19
                                      The Siskin can be done.

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                                      • Sideslip
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Apr 2012
                                        • 641

                                        #20
                                        I thought Armstrong Siddeley Jaguars were like rocking horse S#!
                                        Work! You don't know what work is. When I was a boy...

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