Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:57 am

Can anyone explain to me what kind of measuring units those are in the picture? seems to big to me to be inches :doh:
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by Marshall Moser » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:02 pm

Looks metric to me.

0.1 looks like 10cm. That would make the exhaust about 4"

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:05 pm

O wait now I see the brown thingy at the beginning so it's 10 units in one instead of 9 so I guess it are centimeters indeed :oops:
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Weird looking measuring device, looks like a scale they use to measure water depth

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:22 pm

Engine is to big :( :( so I think it's back to the Harley idea

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by deuce_454 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:59 am

im sorry to hear that . its 70 cm wide including exhausts

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:07 pm

deuce_454 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:59 am
im sorry to hear that . its 70 cm wide including exhausts
The width was almost perfect for the outer stringers, it's the length but mostly the height that won't fit, you received my emails? 8)

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by deuce_454 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:20 pm

i did, i can do a mockup with the tranny installed and engine angled correctly, that will lower the heatexchanger (hopefully enough) and the carb could protrude (or save a small scoop)

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:30 pm

Center line glued in place and covered with 2 layers of biax tape, now I have to wait for the decking wood.
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by glossieblack » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:55 pm

Looking at the last pic above, I have to force myself to remember this is her top, not her bottom. :wink:

Peter, if your reconsidering the Harley route, have you had a look at the RoadsterCycle 1:1 gear box that's designed to go with bike engines?
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:10 pm

glossieblack wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:55 pm
Looking at the last pic above, I have to force myself to remember this is her top, not her bottom. :wink:
I know I know :lol: You either love it or hate it, I don't think there's much room for in between :doh: :D
about the engine and transmission, forgot to thank you about the transmission link earlier, sorry about that and thank you! that looks like a cool and useful transmission for the path I'm thinking to walk, but Deuce gave me a very nice link to an engine also in which I think you as an Aussie makes you smile also (ECO TEC MARINE) I just sent the seller some questions about it, so fingers crossed! 8) 8)

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