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    Lightbulb $ 6 000 racer !

    I found this site in the web.

    http://www.twitt.org/GoodyearRacer.html


    Wonder if the price tag ( 5247 dollars ) is still valid ?
    Last edited by First time Juke; 04-16-2007 at 04:23 AM.

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    Default Re: $ 6 000 racer !

    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=A9iby6BTdS...0BHNlYwNwcm9m/
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    I hear you Peashooter !

    Idea is not exactly new.

    I bet this layout will enable a really small racer.



    Another that did fly in 1945.


    Certain simplicity still strikes positively in the Mitchell's Goodyear Racer !
    Last edited by First time Juke; 04-16-2007 at 06:52 AM.

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    Default Re: $ 6 000 racer !

    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 er design called the Airacuda that flew but never used. Lockheed Bob
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    Default Re: $ 6 000 racer !

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W J Pearce
    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.


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

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    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:
    http://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/p-55/p-55.shtml

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