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On 9/15/2020 at 6:10 AM, docc said:

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Small tail Stinson? Franklin powered?

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7 hours ago, po18guy said:

Small tail Stinson? Franklin powered?

It's a..uhh.. slightly modified :) Piper colt. I've had my share of Stinsons, though. They used to be cheap. (Guzzi content) At one time I had 2 flying, and 3 parts planes. :oldgit:

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8 hours ago, Chuck said:

It's a..uhh.. slightly modified :) Piper colt. I've had my share of Stinsons, though. They used to be cheap. (Guzzi content) At one time I had 2 flying, and 3 parts planes. :oldgit:

Huh. Had that Stinson-ish look from the side. There is something aircraft-like about the Guzzi engine, maybe a slice of radial? 

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3 hours ago, po18guy said:

Huh. Had that Stinson-ish look from the side. There is something aircraft-like about the Guzzi engine, maybe a slice of radial? 

Yeah, the first time I saw the valve covers off of a Guzzi engine, I thought, "airplane. That sucker is sturdy.." :grin:

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On 9/17/2020 at 3:47 PM, po18guy said:

Huh. Had that Stinson-ish look from the side. There is something aircraft-like about the Guzzi engine, maybe a slice of radial? 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, po18guy said:

A Guzzi-engined aircraft created an entire new category: Ultraheavies.

Waiting for Chuck to come along and enlighten us with his awesome Aero-Lario!

Aero-Guzzi engines rock! :mg:

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3 hours ago, docc said:

Waiting for Chuck to come along and enlighten us with his awesome Aero-Lario!

Aero-Guzzi engines rock! :mg:

 

Truth to tell, look up the Arrow Sport. Cast iron Ford flathead V8 for power, through a reduction gear. Reputed to be slightly heavier than a Guzzi. Anyway, dad helped rebuild a Sport and on the maiden takeoff, said reduction gear decided to go on strike. Luckily, the private airstrip was surrounded by pastureland... 

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Hey Chuck, it's not too late to re-purpose those spars and ribs and make a bold strike for antiquity. Airframe would reportedly support a V11... :rolleyes:

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I've seen an Arrow Sport and heard it run. It wasn't airworthy, though. Believe me, I looked at using a Guzzi power plant. Turn it upside down and use a dry sump.

But.

Without a reduction drive, it would be limited to 3400 rpm by the prop, and Guzzis need 5500. I *have* a Guzzi reduction drive, but it adds too much weight.:huh2:

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