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    Default Death by Lawnmower

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GflVGc6Yet4

    Seriously! Landings must be a lot of fun. If you have any spare lawnmower engines you can die this way too.

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    Those lawnmower engines are probably as powerful as some early WW1 engines.

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    Must not have been a windy day.

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    I spent the whole video expecting that guy to wind up in hospital. Back to the days of early flight 1903 style, in an aircraft that looked like it belonged in a kids' Disney cartoon The sound effects alone were awesome Brave chap or crazy?
    Thanks for posting Gary.

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    Smile

    He is a braver man than I am Gunga Din!
    No helmet either.

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeemagnus View Post
    I spent the whole video expecting that guy to wind up in hospital...
    So did I when I saw the name Grosjean !

    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    Those lawnmower engines are probably as powerful as some early WW1 engines.
    Apparently built to take 2 × JPX PUL 212 single-cylinder piston engines, 11 kW (15 hp) each
    ..or.. two PBS VB TJ20 210 newtons (47 lbf) turbojet engines
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colomban_Cri-cri

    So someone fitted the jets to the same airframe.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4ZGhPZEkZ0

    And in 2015 an electric powered version was the third electric powered plane to cross the English Channel.
    Last edited by flash; 06-16-2021 at 00:58.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    I had to do a double-take on the plane registration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay View Post
    I had to do a double-take on the plane registration!
    Missed that !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    So did I when I saw the name Grosjean !


    Apparently built to take 2 × JPX PUL 212 single-cylinder piston engines, 11 kW (15 hp) each
    ..or.. two PBS VB TJ20 210 newtons (47 lbf) turbojet engines
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colomban_Cri-cri

    So someone fitted the jets to the same airframe.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4ZGhPZEkZ0

    And in 2015 an electric powered version was the third electric powered plane to cross the English Channel.
    My sit on mower is 15HP Briggs and Stratton petrol
    MMmmm theres a thought for a fun project!!!



    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    well, its got good pilot visibility.

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    All I can say is thank you all for a good laugh.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    The possibilities are only limited by imagination, it seems.



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