Description: The ABC was one of the first large stationary air-cooled radials. The temper-mental engine had the best power-to-weight ratio of any engine to date. This advanced stationary radial engine concept prompted the design of the larger HP Dragonfly version which was a failure.
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This type of aircraft was used by the U. The plane was deemed airworthy inFederal Aviation Administration records show. Sandberg has been a member of the Condor Squadron for more than a decade.
Mario Andretti and A. Despite World War II fading into the memories of the nation, several artifacts still remained from the war. Old wartime machinery could still be found if you scavenged hard enough, and some Americans took it upon themselves to gather such pieces as mementoes of their past.
In the early years of collecting, our focus was primarily on vintage aero engines. It was decided to try to collect pre-WWII aero engines because they were generally, more affordable and took up less space. As examples of older aircraft gradually deteriorated or wore out, and were sent to landfills and scrap yards, that policy gradually changed and museums realized that the only way they would be able to show the public examples of some famous and innovative aeronautical developments, would be to construct replicas and reproductions that were built to the same specifications as the no-longer available original planes.
The radial engine is a reciprocating type internal combustion engine configuration in which the cylinders "radiate" outward from a central crankcase like the spokes of a wheel. The radial configuration was commonly used for aircraft engines before gas turbine engines became predominant. Since the axes of the cylinders are coplanar, the connecting rods cannot all be directly attached to the crankshaft unless mechanically complex forked connecting rods are used, none of which have been successful.
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We pilots love engines and with good reason. We rely on their continued trouble-free operation to keep us flying safely. Perhaps more to the point, without engines, flight would never have gone far, and it can be argued that every noteworthy advance in aircraft performance was preceded by a noteworthy advance in power-plant design. There was a lot of work to be done.