[WWI] can you move that bloody car?

Kerry Lynn kerlyn2001 at verizon.net
Wed Oct 30 09:03:45 EDT 2013


On 10/30/13 8:31 AM, Diego Fernetti wrote:
> Re: [WWI] can you move that bloody car?K!
>> What is curious is the bulge in the cowl.
>> The Bristol Scout D was equipped
>> with 80hp Le Rhone or 100hp Gnome Monosoupape (both seven cylinder
>> engines) and the latter are identified by that bulge.  That's the 
>> part of the
>> cycle where the exhaust valve is open.
>
> Strange... why not installing the engine in a way that the open valves 
> were clear of the cowl sides?
> D.
>
The valve would have been fully open by the edge of the cowl (CCW rotation)
and the remainder of that stroke reserved for spreading castor oil about the
airframe.

-K-



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