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    OT-2 BR Bird Concept Racer

    Does anyone know whether this concept racer is really in the works, or not? Or, is this just a marketing concept to sell BR watches?

    https://www.flyer.co.uk/bell-ross-an...-race-at-reno/

    Looks pretty sleek, but powered by a Rolls-Royce Falcon engine...?

    A web search suggests that engine configuration dates back to 1915!

    I can't imagine parts for that engine being readily available.

    Bob
    Last edited by Triple-B; 06-17-2019 at 03:42 PM.
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    Default Re: BR Bird Concept Racer

    Marketing vapor ware.

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    For what it's worth the Falcon seemed to be a typo for a Griffon which I found in a different article...
    Doesn't fill me full of confidence that such a mix up occurred in the first place.

    But assuming someone out there is working on this and sees this, Godspeed and go make it happen.
    "young" Thomas

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    Default Re: BR Bird Concept Racer

    Quote Originally Posted by CubersWrist View Post
    ... assuming someone out there is working on this and sees this, Godspeed and go make it happen.
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Default Re: BR Bird Concept Racer

    Wow, looks like the Bugatti racer of the 30's-40's.
    I would think visibility would royally suck with the tiny canopy and wing placement. Not that its great on any other racer.
    Would sure be cool to see something radical give it a go.

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    Default Re: BR Bird Concept Racer

    Anybody heard anything new on this project?



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoUBqsh2ZaM

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    Cool Re: BR Bird Concept Racer

    I hope it can deliver the nominal 190 hp.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Falcon

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    Default Re: BR Bird Concept Racer

    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel View Post
    Anybody heard anything new on this project?



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoUBqsh2ZaM
    It was just a PR /Marketing stunt. Nothing ever got built, nor will it ever.

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    Default Re: BR Bird Concept Racer

    "You know it's a race plane because it has a tiny windshield that you can't see anything out of."

    It sure LOOKS the part though.

    GP

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