[Vwdiesel] Flying beetle

William J Toensing toensing at wildblue.net
Fri Jan 4 15:52:39 PST 2008

I note this Taylor aircraft comes from the UK. Modified automobile engines for aircraft are not totally unheard of. Liquid cooled Model A engines were modified for use in an aircraft called the Pitinpull, spelling may not be correct, & probably other aircraft as well. At the Grass Valley, Calif.  air show last 7/07, I saw a new twin engined aircraft which uses two modified Mercedes Benz Sprinter diesels. Before WW-2, there was an airplane called the Taylorcraft which competed with the Piper Cub. The airplane showen in the UK eBay add is not the same.

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