Spitfire MK XVI - First Engine Run in 17 Years!
Our Spitfire MK XVI rolled out of the hangar for its first engine run in 17 years! I had been flying it after we opened Fantasy of Flight, but there was like an AD on the landing gear bolts and we grounded it. It took several years to get the proper bolts but by then we'd moved on to other things and it just sat. Well we've finally gotten back on it, and here's the first engine run we've done on her in 17 years. At first it didn't want to start. The mixture control is not marked on the throttle quadrant and I may have flooded it . . . so we came back later for another try, and we got it running. Here's the clip. We still have a bit of work to finish painting the newly covered tail feathers and hooking them all up. Also, Andy's been dealing with some leaky undercarriage legs and it seems we have a leak in the air system as the brake pressure didn't come up as fast as it should. Hopefully, we'll get all that sorted out and we'll be able to get it flying soon. KERMIT WEEKS
Meet Lucy, the flame-belching aero-engined car
It takes a special kind of madness to shoehorn a 27-litre V12 World War II powerplant into a road car. Clive Woolley and son Bruce, of Randburg, spent four years between 2009 and 2013 creating "Lucy", a spectacular marriage between a 1933 Rolls-Royce and a V12 Liberty tank engine. But the madness doesn't end there. As we speak, a similar vehicle -- the "Rothay Special" -- is under construction in Cape Town. Watch the flame-belching "Lucy" take to the road in this video... Read more about "Lucy" and the "Rothay Special" at http://bit.ly/1kxn44M
Rolls Royce Griffon V12 Mk58 36.7 litre engine run at Duxford Flying Legends
Duxford airfield, Saturday 30th of June 2012. Flying Legends airshow. Startup - full throttle - shutdown. Guys on the left were working on RR Merlin which didn't startup at that time. Shutter speed was automatic, since propellers look strange. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Griffon
Bristol Hercules demonstration
Another demonstration of the very same Bristol Hercules engine as seen before on this channel. This was shot at the Borås airshow in Sweden this summer to the enthusiastic crowd's delight. Sort of an abrubt ending to the clip but nevertheless the sound is even better than in the previous clips so turn it up and enjoy!