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Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« on: November 18, 2007, 07:52:31 PM »
Is this cool or what?

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Re: Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 08:26:23 PM »
Fantastic! Never heard of this tiny little bug. Is it  home made? From the UK or USA? Who knows?? :o :o
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Re: Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 06:49:41 PM »
Hi Ferdi.   Its a one off, home made in the USA by an airman from spare aircraft parts. What a good idea!

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Re: Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 07:52:29 PM »
Loverly! In Dallas 3 years ago I was negotiating to place work with a carbon fibre and fibre glass company. They had built a plane style car, tandem seats like a Schmitt and 4 wheels in diamond layout, looking quite like a jet fighter cockpit.
Several German WW2 jet aircraft had Riedel or Sachs 2 stroke engines as starter motors, set within the cone in the centre of the intake, and variations of these found their way into scooters and cars which we all know.
This one does look a bit like it has gone AWOL from a merry-go-round.
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Re: Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2007, 12:47:37 AM »
Tx bobbybubble for your reply.

 Yes its a real good idea. Anyway, does anybody know what happens with the rocket on wheels??

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Re: Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007, 01:02:45 AM »
I'll bet it went like a bomb
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Re: Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2007, 08:03:48 AM »
Interesting reading about the little 2 cyl boxer engines used as starter engines for Messerscmitt ME262 fighters.
 The famous pilot Ken Wallace  ( little nelly autogyro in all the old james bond films)   lives close to me and I visited him as part of my job to make a new body for his autogyro . He'd managed to get a few of these beautifully made engines as part of his research in the late 40's. In a bit of spare time he fitted one of these engines in the nose of a glider and used to fly it at the local gliding club much to the disapproval of the other glider pilots.
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Re: Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2007, 10:14:39 AM »
Hi Dave . That sort of thing interests me very much as a Bleriot fan. I guess the gyrostarter made by westinghouse fitted to my Inter Torpedo is loosley based on a starting divice for something much much bigger, maybe a helicopter. Pardon me for asking but what is your Job description? Its always handy to know these things. Regards, Bob

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Re: Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2007, 10:17:46 PM »
They had built a plane style car, tandem seats like a Schmitt and 4 wheels in diamond layout, looking quite like a jet fighter cockpit.

That sounds like the Litestar/Pulse.

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Re: Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2007, 10:20:45 AM »
Bob,
 I work as a production supervisor in a fibreglass factroy ,we are making parts for Lotus both current models and replacement parts for old models ,We also make race car bodies ,i'm also quoting to do the fibreglass items on a small 'kit' biplane .We have a small pattern/design shop and i spent 8 years working in that dept.
 As with fibreglass I do end up doing repairs on the side for reliants,bugs,scootercars etc.I'm also making a few race car parts for old classic racers.
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Re: Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2007, 10:31:47 AM »
This is all most interesting, you may wish you had not told me! Will be in touch. Bob

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Re: Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2007, 08:54:42 PM »
Looks like junior version of belly tanks from Lockheed P-38 that raced at Bonneville

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Re: Something for schmitt/Inter lovers
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2007, 07:40:48 PM »
I think Ken Wallace is a great man who deserves MUCH wider recognition, and you are indeed privileged to have met him. You lucky, lucky b....
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