View Full Version : $ 6 000 racer !

First time Juke
04-16-2007, 04:06 AM
I found this site in the web.


Wonder if the price tag ( 5247 dollars ) is still valid ?

04-16-2007, 06:10 AM
Juke: I know from lots of stick time, that a well trimmed Zagi, is a wonderful flyer, whether powered or slope flyer. Peas

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9iby6BTdSNG30EBY4yjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN 0BHNlYwNwcm9m/

First time Juke
04-16-2007, 06:29 AM
I hear you Peashooter !

Idea is not exactly new (http://www.luft46.com/jhart/jh334-2.jpg).

I bet this layout will enable a really small racer.

Another (http://www.eagle.ca/~harry/aircraft/shinden/) that did fly in 1945.

Certain simplicity still strikes positively in the Mitchell's Goodyear Racer (http://www.twitt.org/Goodyear3V.jpg) ! :thumbsup:

Lockheed Bob
04-16-2007, 10:51 PM
Didn't Curtis have a pusher design(XP55orXP65)? It was test flown but never went into production. Bell Aircraft also had a twin engine pusher bomber design called the Airacuda that flew but never used. Lockheed Bob

W J Pearce
04-17-2007, 09:22 AM
There were a couple of pushers, Vultee XP-54, Curtiss XP-55, and Northrup XP-56. None went into production. The nose of the 54, entire 55, and I think a 56 are in the Garber facility. These all came from the same Government contract.

The Bell Airacuda was a earlier design (1937), in fact Lawrence Bell's first plane from his own company.

Japan and Italy also had flying pusher prototypes. Germany had some on the drawing board.

First time Juke
04-18-2007, 01:36 AM
Japan and Italy also had flying pusher prototypes. Germany had some on the drawing board.

One thing the pusher design might need is a system to pull the pilot out in emergengy..here is one (http://www.ejectionsite.com/yankee.htm).

Italian Pusher/Canard looked like this ( I hope the rights for the pic have expired ):

04-18-2007, 08:40 AM
The NASM's Curtiss XP-55 Ass-Ender is on long-term loan to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo after the Zoo's folks restored it. It certainly looks better than when I saw it at Garber in 1990.

Thanks to fellow modelers, a nice walkaround of it can be found here:

04-19-2007, 05:03 AM
Boy, the Italian and Japenese models look allot alike ...