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Old 03-11-2021, 03:26 PM   #1
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Don't know if this video has been posted before.

Although not flathead related, I felt the craftsmanship of this build had to be shared >
https://www.youtube.com/embed/E-1_JwlHO-8
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That's awesome!!
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Old 03-11-2021, 03:52 PM   #3
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Fantastic! America needs more folks like Bally.
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Old 03-11-2021, 04:13 PM   #4
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WOW....That is AWESOME. I had built the 3/4 scale Fokker DR1 WW1 Triplane utilizing the Volkswagen engine.

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Old 03-11-2021, 07:50 PM   #5
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American ingenuity at it’s best. Having spent my adult years in aviation, it was so enjoyable to watch.
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Old 03-11-2021, 08:02 PM   #6
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Pete, thanks for posting. What a project, that is beautiful craftsmanship.
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Old 03-11-2021, 08:17 PM   #7
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At first I thought the plane was going to be a giant RC model. I was amazed when he climbed into it and manually flew it....
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THANK YOU for posting this!
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Old 03-11-2021, 10:58 PM   #9
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That is quite a story Pete, thanks for posting
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Old 03-12-2021, 01:46 AM   #10
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Unfortunately, Jack passed-away last June 21st at age 79. Here, his "Obsession" is shown on his private grass strip sitting next to a Cessna 140 before the B-17's maiden flight. The airplane was advertised for sale in 2018 after it's appearance at Oshkosh. I have no idea of it's current disposition. DD


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Old 03-12-2021, 07:38 AM   #11
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Nice!
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T H A N K S !!!! pete & coopman.....it does belong here. Would love to see it at The Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton Ohio. The "greatest generation" built Ford flatheads & aircraft that helped win WW2.
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Old 03-13-2021, 10:21 AM   #13
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So, did I understand that those are 4 VW flat fours?

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God bless that man, he deserves a special place in heaven.
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Remarkable.
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Incredible!
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Old 03-13-2021, 11:57 AM   #17
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So, did I understand that those are 4 VW flat fours?

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I thought I heard them say in the video that they were Hirth 2 cycle engines. A "Google" search shows they are now into engines for ultra-lights and other small aircraft. Back in the sixties, they were used in a lot of snowmobiles.

I believe they are made in Germany.

The VW engine was used by another guy with a replica Fokker DR1 (which also has to be a remarkable achievement).

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At first I thought it was an RC plane. Very impressive!

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Thanks for the posting. Gotta love the B-17s and 24s. Even at 1/3 scale; much respect for his creation. A late uncle, armorer/waist gunner, was on a B-24. The Citrus Sadie's career was short-lived. The crew were unwilling guests of the Germans for the duration. May the Lord bless this man and Godspeed S. SGT Bryce K. Johnson.
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Thanks for posting that. There are really some talented people out there.
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