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THe Bell & Ross Racing Bird

Old 20th Jun 2018, 18:11
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THe Bell & Ross Racing Bird

Wow...
Racing Bird


The BR-Bird, brainchild of Bruno Belamich, Bell & Ross›s co-founder and creative director, fits the bill. An ultramodern single-seat, propeller-engine aircraft, built entirely of high-tech material (graphite, fiberglass, titanium and aluminum alloy), the BR-Bird is powered by a V12 Rolls Royce Falcon developed on a Merlin base (names that have legendary status in aviation, particularly thanks to the legendary English Spitfire).
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Old 20th Jun 2018, 18:30
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Rolls Royce Falcon engine?

They stopped making them in 1927.
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 01:06
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powered by a V12 Rolls Royce Falcon developed on a Merlin base
I'd say they used a Merlin and have made a few mods and appended the Falcon name. Probably don't even realise RR had built an engine of the same name.
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 02:46
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Bit different from the GeeBee!

After an excellent landing etc...
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 03:40
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Just guessing but if I am right aircraft with that configuration, (The tail below as third gear) have not been very successful. Either it lands fast, has huge flaps or is difficult to land. JMHO of course.
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 06:20
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Looks great but how does the pilot see to land the thing?
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 06:52
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This is no more than a few images - does this aircraft actually exist?
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 07:52
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Seems to be nothing more than a complex advert for an overpriced wristwatch, shades of Breitling.
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 08:06
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Good luck to anyone who tries to build and fly that. It may work, but I would guess it needs a lot more rudder area and a lot more cooling drag.
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 08:19
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Originally Posted by Harley Quinn View Post
Seems to be nothing more than a complex advert for an overpriced wristwatch, shades of Breitling.
That's the impression I got too.

I think there have been two bespoke unlimited Reno racers, Tsunami and the Pond Racer, both of which crashed fatally. A number of other contenders have been mooted over the years but have yet to be completed.... The Merlin powered Tsunami suffered an assymmetric flap failure on its way home but was otherwise pretty competitive.
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