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Old 08-24-2008, 08:47 PM
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Default Heres a thought....

So I was sitting here thinking(after a few...) about my next plane and this idea just hit me.......

What about a twin engine type propeller plane that is powered by a single engine mounted in the fuselage that drives the propellers in the wings via a belt drive system similar to the way the tail rotor is driven in a heli or by some other means? There would obviously be pros and cons,but it seems feasible enough. It would eliminate the tuning problem with two engines,make it much simpler,cheaper,more reliable,and make it much lighter and more manueverable. Would this be a cool setup or what!

Could even make cheap 4-prop planes like B-17s affordable and reliable! I'd buy one!

....or maybe I've just had one too many tonight,lol