Al Gietzen starting his 3-rotor Mazda powered Velocity at Camarillo.
After finishing a photo-shoot and an interview for an article in CONTACT! Magazine and EAA's Experimenter, Al sparks his SWEET sounding engine.
Aircraft Engine Starts — Unique Or Rare Aircraft
First I noticed my first Beechcraft Duke in about twenty years. The pilot of that aircraft then told me about a Starship over at Hayward a few weeks earlier. A couple of weeks ago I saw a helicopter that I could only describe from a distance as different, it was a Kaman K-1200 K-Max. Twenty-four years ago I got a pair of Beechcraft Starships, an Avanti, a MU-2 -- the list goes on! An index to the aircraft follows: Video Index: 00:17 Kaman K-1200 K-MAX 03:37 Bell 47 05:52 Fairchild PT-26A with hand crank 08:48 Sparton 7W Executive 10:02 Beechcraft D50 Twin Bonanza 12:18 Beechcraft D60 Duke 14:06 Beechcraft 2000A Starship 17:00 Piaggio P180 Avanti 20:02 Mitsubishi MU-2
LeRhone Rotary Engine Inner Workings
80 LeRhone WWI rotary aircraft engine. The nose case and the camshaft have been removed to se the action of the connecting rods and bearing block.