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2007-01-04
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Orbital engine?

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Orbital engine?

Comments for: Orbital engine?
quasi Report This Comment
Date: January 04, 2007 10:43PM

That's a radial engine. Radials were used on many airplanes made before the jet age and I think the M3 tank of WWII used a radial engine.
Placelowerplace Report This Comment
Date: January 04, 2007 11:18PM

Also a Siskorski Helo did also. WOW! what a novelty. One must keep 9 gallons of oil in it at all times.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: January 05, 2007 10:58AM

It's an interesting-looking bike, but I'd bet that it gets hot reaching over the engine to grab the handlebars. It's also probably top-heavy and loud.

Still -- kudos to the builder for a study in feasability and artistic expression.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: January 05, 2007 04:21PM

Very nice idea, FYI the engine is a R2800 Rotec radial engine used in homebuilt aircraft..
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: January 13, 2007 02:08AM

The ultimate in one-up manship.