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Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« on: August 22, 2013, 08:33:12 AM »
Is everyone away on there holidays?
 Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane?

Here is one of my favourite home made cars, dont even know if its a microcar.

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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 08:42:21 AM »
I like that car too, but not really very practical! The KR is the most plane-like of all the well known micros/bubbles, Heinkel Trojans are more like helicopters. Morgans/Sandfords/Darmont-Morgans and D'Yrsans all have an aeronautical look too. One Morgan was customised a bit like the one in your pictures, but also had small dummy wings!
I reckon the Dymaxions have an aeronautical look too, but WAY outside the "micro" classification, even by US standards!
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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 08:57:25 AM »
Russian Microcar?

Others here (not microcars)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/idlctbx5uyu1yss/DFFTMcNrxU/Plane%20Cars

 

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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 09:02:03 AM »
Thats huge Barry.
What about this Kaiser, or does it resemble a Zepplin more than a plane?
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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 09:03:33 AM »
I would think either the Messerschmitt or the Inter. More so the Messerschmitt due to the dome.
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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 09:06:07 AM »
Ah yeh but an Inter has a pointy front where thre prop should be!

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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2013, 09:06:43 AM »
Barry's photo is an Antonov An 2 (or 22?), the world's biggest ever single engine biplane. A friend knew a man in Canada who had a DC3/Dakota fuselage on a Winnebago chassis.

Forgot to mention Velorex even though I used to have one, certainly within Micro rules, but perhaps more of a cycle car, but very much like a road going airship.
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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 09:07:12 AM »
I will ignore barry.   The most aero cyclecar would have to be the pre and even post war Morgan three wheelers. Even the big Matchless or Jap engine out front look vaguely rotary with exposerd oil lines and potential for oil streams landing on those tiny aeroscreens . Have you ever seen inside a Morgan cockpit - Very BIGGLES
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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2013, 09:07:56 AM »
The Inter also has a "jet exhaust" style hole in the back!
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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2013, 09:11:54 AM »
At a RUM open day a few years ago I had a ride in one of the Mogan trikes, and having flown in a de Havilland Tiger Moth from Headcorn I can happily confirm that the Morgan feels very much like a road-going open cockpit bi-plane. Lean out and watch the valve rockers clicking away, aero screens, wind in the face, love it. As we went around a corner two men leaning on a gate instantly saluted as they saw the Morgan, very Biggles!
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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2013, 09:14:19 AM »
Just near Wandsworth Bridge Road there used to be a fellow (Neville?) with a KR or two. He also had an Isetta in RAF camouflage with roundels, looked great!
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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2013, 09:21:25 AM »
Well here's the jet hole in the Inter rear

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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2013, 09:25:01 AM »
For extra power you attach a tube to the rear hole and eat lots of baked beans!
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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2013, 09:28:16 AM »
Ah thats where I'm going wrong then Marcus!

I think I have posted this before but this is made by an aircraft factory, do you think it would fly?
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Re: Which microcar is the most like an aeroplane??
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2013, 09:59:07 AM »
^  Another favourite of mine!
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