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Radial engine Starduster FS (not mine)

Martinb

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Yea it just doesn't work. One of the times when light isn't right. OTOH most of the vintage radials are too heavy. On.ly the Warner is right IMO.
yeah agreed, the very reason our eng mount is sucked right to the firewall and made as a swing out type, for the ~500 lbs jake
But!
The nostalgic factor of the oil dripping, fire breathing piston popper is irreplaceable in the elliptical winged beauty imo!
 

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Yep, the proportions aren't right to my eyes. The squat Marquart gear and the long nose just don't work together. Longer gear legs and taking some weight out aft to allow for a shorter nose would help a lot.
 

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