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Old 05-13-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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Red Baron Chopper with 9-Cyl biplane engine

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1dd_1368384637
Sounds great
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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Old 05-14-2013, 04:07 AM   #2
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Quickly! Someone build a Snoopy chopper!

We'll settle this once and for all!


It's pretty neat, having a radial engine in a moto. Pretty cool.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #3
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Didn't Jesse James already do this?

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Old 05-14-2013, 12:12 PM   #4
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Those are cool, but this one doesn't torque steer!



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Old 05-14-2013, 12:37 PM   #5
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Not exactly a new idea.

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Old 05-14-2013, 01:42 PM   #6
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Good grief. You guys could ruin a good time at a strip club.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:44 PM   #7
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[snip] JRL Cycles has converted an R2800 for use in a motorcycle.
cough. I'm sorry, what? An R2800 is a 14 cylinder twin row engine, producing 2000hp
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:41 PM   #8
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Good grief. You guys could ruin a good time at a strip club.
+1

What he said.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:52 PM   #9
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cough. I'm sorry, what? An R2800 is a 14 cylinder twin row engine, producing 2000hp
I think the Aussie one is 2800cc not 2800 cu in....

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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