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    A Ford Model A engine in a modern aircraft?

    A bod on a serious flying forum is considering using a modified version of a 1920s car engine for modern aviation! This had to be an April Fool job.

    Looking into that engine's original design led me to this: http://www.modelaengine.com/ from a different bod. It educated and entertained for more than an hour.

    Carefully written by an American amateur with professional mechanical engineering knowledge, based on the continuing availability and popularity of a 1920s engine design, he looked at the theory and practicability of updating it. His aim was to support the US Ford Model A racing bods. His target was 150 hp at 5000 rpm.

    And all done in succinct and comprehensible English!
    "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place" - G.B.S.

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