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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #90 on: November 04, 2013, 12:18:58 PM »
  Why not just get a drone to put it in?
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« Reply #91 on: November 04, 2013, 12:36:13 PM »
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #92 on: November 04, 2013, 12:37:59 PM »
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Dorcia said, "We could move the coffee table out, and mount a glass top to the exhaust stacks for a coffee table while you are deciding what to do with it.."  

Can't argue with that. I happen to have a couple extra glass tops if you need one.  ;-T

Good looking box too. Given any thought about adapting it to a tail rack?
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #93 on: November 04, 2013, 12:41:26 PM »
We have already payed for it at least once.I like the private drone idea.There are some people I would like to take out. ;D

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Re: Aero engine rescue
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #94 on: November 04, 2013, 12:44:22 PM »
OOOOOoooo yeah. It's about to begin. Chuck to the rescue.  ;-T Making Guzzi history, one Aero engine at a time.

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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #95 on: November 04, 2013, 12:58:01 PM »
We have already payed for it at least once.I like the private drone idea.There are some people I would like to take out. ;D

That would be a real eye catcher at any RC airport.
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #96 on: November 04, 2013, 01:19:18 PM »
Put it in a boat.

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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #97 on: November 04, 2013, 01:20:44 PM »

It would make a killer Lario powerplant.

Or a V7 Racer powerplant.

Maybe put it in a V50, and get some V35 badges for it, and make a sleeper bike.

Whatever you put it in, definitely start a build thread.   :pop
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #98 on: November 04, 2013, 01:30:06 PM »
Is it a conversion or the Aero mill from the Hunter UAV?

It's the Jen-you-wine real deal, Hunter UAV Aero mill with 2v Hemi heads and pistons!  ;-T

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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #99 on: November 04, 2013, 01:32:13 PM »
That's a cool-looking mill !  What is the story on it?  Why/how did the guy have it?

I am very familiar with Union Springs.  That's old cotton-farming and timber country.  I wouldn't expect to find a Guzzi airplane engine there.
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #100 on: November 04, 2013, 02:45:04 PM »
Couldn't help but notice the eagle on the rocker cover, are they looking where they're going or where they've been?  ;D
If they're looking one each way, then wouldn't it tend to want to fly in circles  ~;
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #101 on: November 04, 2013, 03:10:57 PM »
That's a cool-looking mill !  What is the story on it?  Why/how did the guy have it?

I am very familiar with Union Springs.  That's old cotton-farming and timber country.  I wouldn't expect to find a Guzzi airplane engine there.

His uncle works at the military base, and bought 2 of them Mil surplus. (Probably at pennies on the pound)  ;D This guy was planning on putting it on a 2 place very light airplane. His wife thinks differently.. :wife:
He has built 3 ultra lights and flown them for years.. told me of an engine failure (surprise surprise) of a Rotax 2 stroke on one of them where he managed to get it down on a road between the (really tall) trees in that area. A plug wire had fallen off and grounded out the magneto.  ::) He put it back and took off on that same road with a buddy that is a state trooper blocking traffic on a nearby curve.  ;D
Yes, we saw some cotton. I loved what little we saw of Alabama, other than the language difficulty of course,  ;)  it was the first time we'd been off of I 65 before.
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #102 on: November 04, 2013, 03:12:52 PM »
  As a drone it would really be an attention grabber at campouts.  You could send it on ahead to reserve your favorite
  tent site.
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« Reply #103 on: November 04, 2013, 03:13:49 PM »
That's going to be a really interesting project. How many valves does it actually have? Four or eight?

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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #104 on: November 04, 2013, 03:18:28 PM »
That's going to be a really interesting project. How many valves does it actually have? Four or eight?

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4 valves, Pete. They're big, though.. and it has hemi heads. It's rated at 63hp.. supposedly this is the Ippo engine.
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #105 on: November 04, 2013, 05:08:37 PM »
Chuck, Doyou have a prop that would bolt to it. I can bring over some 2x4s over and we could see what you really have. Maybe even screw it to a wagon.

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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #106 on: November 04, 2013, 05:08:52 PM »
that would be some fast V7 Racer
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« Reply #107 on: November 04, 2013, 05:19:34 PM »
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #108 on: November 04, 2013, 05:23:28 PM »
Triumph's Thruxton has an 865cc engine and makes 68hp (bhp supposedly). It weighs just over 500lbs.

Imagine if Guzzi put the Aero/Hemi engine in. It was claimed to be a 750cc engine that makes 63hp (bhp? No wheel to turn on a drone...)

Thruxton ~500lbs 68hp
V7 Hemi ~400lbs 63hp

I think it would put the "The Guzzi needs 10 more hp" claim to rest, and with modern tuning you could probably get more than 63hp out of it...
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #109 on: November 04, 2013, 05:30:26 PM »
 Nice find. I hope the aero motor has power characteristics suitable to m/c. They are usually tuned for constant rpm running.
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #110 on: November 04, 2013, 05:31:50 PM »
AX-2 backpack hot air balloon.  ;D ;D ;D Probably power a AX-3 hot air blimp. ;-T
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« Reply #111 on: November 04, 2013, 05:55:32 PM »
Put it in a boat.
With a pusher prop, and a seat w/steering wheel, or on a set of floats.
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« Reply #112 on: November 04, 2013, 06:01:40 PM »
Steve is on to something . A friend's dad has a "flying" boat from the 70s (we think) , kind of a lifting body design . Has a tunnel on the back for the prop , and if memory serves , a stick control . Of course I ain't flying it  ;D
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #113 on: November 04, 2013, 06:04:54 PM »
Put it in a boat.

You know, that's interesting.  I have an 8-foot 3-point hydroplane with an 18 hp Evinrude that my dad and I built when I was about 12 or 13.  Many times I've thought about converting it to an inboard and putting a spare motorcycle engine in it, but the airflow the wrong way complicated my daydreams.  Now a Guzzi engine...
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #114 on: November 04, 2013, 06:39:14 PM »
Steve is on to something . A friend's dad has a "flying" boat from the 70s (we think) , kind of a lifting body design . Has a tunnel on the back for the prop , and if memory serves , a stick control . Of course I ain't flying it  ;D
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There is one of those at the Antique Airplane Association museum in Blakesburg, Ia. Flys in ground effect at high speed over water.
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #115 on: November 04, 2013, 06:40:23 PM »
that would be some fast V7 Racer

If it goes in a motorcycle.. realistically, it probably will.. it'll be the Lario.  ~; ;D
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« Reply #116 on: November 04, 2013, 06:46:15 PM »
There is one of those at the Antique Airplane Association museum in Blakesburg, Ia. Flys in ground effect at high speed over water.
So he does not have the only one  8)
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« Reply #117 on: November 04, 2013, 06:55:16 PM »
Nice find. I hope the aero motor has power characteristics suitable to m/c. They are usually tuned for constant rpm running.

There are more questions than answers so far.  ;D It looks like a P8 computer and pretty standard stuff for the fuel injection. There are two versions, a tractor (Guzzi content) and a pusher. This one is a pusher. It looks to me that the cam will be normal rotation from the way the engine is built. The cylinders are turned around on the tractor version. *Assuming* it's a normal Targa cam, I'd bet it is standard Guzzi stuff. It's rated at 5500 rpm cruise, *I think*. Fun stuff... ;-T
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #118 on: November 04, 2013, 07:17:44 PM »
Yep, sure looks like the Ippogrifo valve cover..
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Re: Aero engine rescue
« Reply #119 on: November 04, 2013, 08:10:53 PM »
With a pusher prop, and a seat w/steering wheel, or on a set of floats.

I was thinking inboard with the gear reduction going into a f/w gearbox and shaft back to a screw.


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