: What do I do with this extra airplane engine....



RunningOnEMT
05-28-08, 04:37 PM
Oh I GOT IT!!! Build a motorcycle...

world's only radial engine powered motorcycle!

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/chrism109r/badassbike.jpg

i wonder how it turns, thats a LOAD of precessive inertia....

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-28-08, 05:02 PM
Holy god! That is a beast!!

Chicano-Mexicano
05-28-08, 05:30 PM
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Submariner409
05-28-08, 09:23 PM
The belt guard for your left pants leg is so clever it's invisible..........Some guy in Charleston, SC had a Corvair 6-powered bike back in '77......wild.

EcSTSatic
05-28-08, 09:55 PM
Not the only radial bike. They do make a belt guard for this one BTW
http://www.jrlcycles.com



http://thekneeslider.com/images/radialbike.jpg (http://davedragon.rilysi.com/2007/03/radial-engine-motorcycles.html)

Florian
05-29-08, 12:44 AM
some great lean angles on both those embarrassments......

More money than brains.



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urbanski
05-29-08, 06:56 AM
in b4 dkoz

Destroyer
05-29-08, 08:06 AM
http://youtube.com/results?search_query=radial+motorcycle&search_type=

Night Wolf
05-29-08, 09:31 AM
Radial engines are really cool.... personally tho I'd like to see them on the vintage birds myself....

Sinister Angel
05-29-08, 09:43 AM
So, uhh, what are these people using for fuel? 115/145 is what they originally used for those things, right? And I don't think they are making that anymore. As it is, my buddy's dad's Texan doesn't get ran at WOT given that it has to deal with avgas.

Night Wolf
05-29-08, 09:47 AM
probably 100LL

I really doubt that engine is under any sort of load at all.

Better yet, how is the thing cooled?

dkozloski
05-29-08, 01:12 PM
Both are exhibition fakes. Neither one has a flywheel so there's no way to keep them running. Look at the size of the drive belt on the first.

urbanski
05-29-08, 01:43 PM
in b4 dkoz


Both are exhibition fakes. Neither one has a flywheel so there's no way to keep them running. Look at the size of the drive belt on the first.

FTW.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
05-29-08, 02:45 PM
Both are exhibition fakes. Neither one has a flywheel so there's no way to keep them running. Look at the size of the drive belt on the first.

So, it still looks freakin sweet (first one only, second one is ugly). Way better than that BS bike Dodge made with the Viper engine crammed onto it.

EcSTSatic
05-29-08, 04:09 PM
Both are exhibition fakes. Neither one has a flywheel so there's no way to keep them running. Look at the size of the drive belt on the first.

Yeah, that's why there's an authorized dealer for them, so you can put one in your living room. :rolleyes:
http://www.jrlcycles.com/page/page/4187437.htm

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBGfxtMEQl0


http://thekneeslider.com/images/radialmotorcycle2.jpg

MauiV
05-29-08, 04:32 PM
Yeah, that's why there's an authorized dealer for them, so you can put one in your living room. :rolleyes:
http://www.jrlcycles.com/page/page/4187437.htm

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBGfxtMEQl0


http://thekneeslider.com/images/radialmotorcycle2.jpg

:osnap:

dkozloski
05-29-08, 05:18 PM
:osnap:
Listen to the audio, it's sounds like a V-twin. Only two of the cylinders are running and the rest are fakes.

urbanski
05-29-08, 05:24 PM
:2fiddy:

dkozloski
05-29-08, 05:43 PM
The primary drive is miniscule on this thing. It can't be putting out any power.

EcSTSatic
05-29-08, 07:50 PM
Listen to the audio, it's sounds like a V-twin. Only two of the cylinders are running and the rest are fakes.

Sure, where is the exhaust coming from then?
Here's another
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPGX4b-nm5Y&feature=related

They are 7 cyl 110 hp Rotec (http://www.rotecradialengines.com/index.htm) engines

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-29-08, 08:03 PM
How come it's only 110 hp? 7 cylinders should be putting out a lot more than that right?

urbanski
05-29-08, 08:17 PM
i suppose if only 2 are firing :p

dkozloski
05-29-08, 09:41 PM
I should have guessed that the Austrailians had something to do with this. This began life as a engine for homebuilt airplanes. As radial engines go, it is tiny. The radial engine in my Howard DGA-15P was 985 cu.in., 450HP at 2300 RPM, and about the smallest radial aircraft engine that has everything a radial engine should have such as a gear driven supercharger and a drive pad for a gun synchronizer.