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Olham

A Bike for the "Red Baron"

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I've seen a few variations on this idea. I can only find two right now.

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Craaa-zeee!!!

I had always thought nothing is bigger than a Münch Mammut (which had a car engine).

But in America everything is possible.

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I had always thought nothing is bigger than a Münch Mammut (which had a car engine).

But in America everything is possible.

 In America, especially California, the 'impossible' is just a starting point.

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 In America, especially California, the 'impossible' is just a starting point.

 

Haha, yeah, that must be true, Hauksbee!

Geeze, the next thing would be a motorbike with the tracks of a Sherman!

Or with the jet engines of an F-16 fighter... :airplane:

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Or with the jet engines of an F-16 fighter...

It's not an F-16 engine, but his heart's in the right place...

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Holy Schnicky (as Lou would say) - in Germany it wouldn't be allowed!

Our insurance companies are kind of almighty.

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I'll still vote for yours, Olham - I like the little propeller in the front!  I got my brother-in-law the Red Baron's autobiography for Christmas, and read it myself - a wonderful, sad story.

 

Criminee, some of those bikes - if you wrecked they'd have to hose down the road and strain the water just to find something to bury!

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Mmuahahahahaaa!!!

 

I like the little propeller in the front! 

 

Only just realised: the tank is an early bomb shape! Craaa - zeee!!!

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Maybe it's a Rotary Engine and he has to spin the prop to get it started? And a Blip Switch instead of brakes?

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There was a motorbike made, in Germany I think, that had a rotary engine mounted in the front wheel.   I think it had a 3-cylinder engine, or maybe a 5.  It did work but was impossible to steer what with the gyroscopic precession forces.  In 1919 there was a British motor bike - the 'pax' with a 3-cylinder rotary engine in the back wheel. 

 

Ah, found the German bike - it was a Megola and quite successful as a racer.  The trouble with googling 'rotary' is that the Wankel engine and the WWI engines have the same name but work completely differently ...

 

http://big-diesel.blogspot.com/2009/08/megalo-concept-engine-on-wheel.html

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