Rare Engine+Brand New Airframe

Member for

11 years 4 months

Posts: 242

Evening All
Just musing the other day if I owned a rare but airworthy engine what airframe would I build to power it? The actual dream was owning a Hispano Suiza 12Y and building a brand new Dewoitine 501 behind it. Or if I had a Bristol Mercury would I build A PZL P11C ?
Anyone share the same idea ?

ST

Original post
Profile picture for user MerlinPete

Member for

14 years

Posts: 1,270

Not a rare engine, but I had considered whether it was possible to build a Miles M20, on one of my flights of fancy.
The front end is basically a Rolls-Royce MkI power plant as fitted to the Lancaster.

Pete

Profile picture for user Wyvernfan

Member for

12 years 4 months

Posts: 5,816

Modified Seafang or Spiteful mated to a race tuned Rolls Royce Eagle 22 with contra-props, and then make an assault on the World piston engined speed record for GB.!

Rob

Profile picture for user Oxcart

Member for

12 years 2 months

Posts: 2,090

Napier Sabre bolted to a Napier-Heston Racer

Member for

13 years 4 months

Posts: 8,856

Not a rare engine per se being a Merlin, and being greedy by picking a pair, but two of them strapped to a sea hornet would be a sight to behold

Profile picture for user 8674planes

Member for

8 years 8 months

Posts: 1,062

Either a Fairey Firefly IIIM with Rolls-Royce F.XIS or Kestrel engine or Fairey Fox with a Hispano-Suiza 12Y.

Profile picture for user jeepman

Member for

15 years 10 months

Posts: 1,929

2 x DB610 + He177 + 3 x Hs293 with about 5 years to sort out all the problems...............

Member for

10 years 2 months

Posts: 1,205

A Sabre and Tempest VI...

Member for

13 years 4 months

Posts: 9,690

...I had considered whether it was possible to build a Miles M20, on one of my flights of fancy.

Good choice; probably a pretty viable proposition too. Fixed undercarriage, wooden airframe and no hydraulics.

Member for

7 years 3 months

Posts: 407

Napier Sabre bolted to a Napier-Heston Racer

I agree but who would dare to fly it?

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 3,208

Paging Skip Holm.......

Profile picture for user Oxcart

Member for

12 years 2 months

Posts: 2,090

I agree but who would dare to fly it?

I don't think my flight sim experience would help much with that beast!
Profile picture for user Oxcart

Member for

12 years 2 months

Posts: 2,090

I think Skip Holm has retired!

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 3,208

Yes, he has been rather quiet since that unpleasantness over Santa Monica a few years back. :(

Member for

14 years 11 months

Posts: 424

i'd want a pair.of peregrines..............and a whirlwind.

or a 60 series Griffon and build a CA15

Member for

9 years 9 months

Posts: 409

This discussion makes me think of Mikael Carlson and how he had a Le Rhone rotary engine to use, so he went about finding out every airplane that was powered with that engine, hit on the Fokker Dr.1, and so he built the aircraft for the engine - and that is the root of the reason why that fantastic reproduction exists.

Member for

7 years 10 months

Posts: 641

My dream is a Napier Lion in a Gloster Bamel

Member for

14 years 11 months

Posts: 2,895

An Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar with an Armstrong Whitworth Siskin bolted to it OR....
being greedy 3 AS Jaguars and an AW Argosy. ;)

Roger Smith.

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 9,780

The Siskin can be done.

Member for

7 years 10 months

Posts: 641

I thought Armstrong Siddeley Jaguars were like rocking horse S#!£

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 9,780

Not really ! There are more out there than was previously thought .