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For You Airplanes Buffs

04/19/2013 2:03 PM

Bugatti's Only Airplane Makes Final Push for First Flight.

Disclaimer: They do ask for contributions at the end of the piece, but very interesting story none the less.

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04/19/2013 2:22 PM

Cool looking plane. I thought it was a new design at first, and then was impressed to find out it was designed in the 1930s. Thanks for the link.

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04/20/2013 10:10 AM

"Disclaimer: They do ask for contributions at the end of the piece, but very interesting story none the less"

That's what kickstarter.com is about...asking people to contribute funding for your project.

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04/20/2013 4:29 PM

Lynn, Thanks so much for posting this link. I am a commercial pilot, have my own plane and several hangars, and have been flying since 1977. This plane is a thing of beauty. Proof once again that Italians have exquisite taste. (Disclaimer - i am 100% German). What a tremendous thing these volunteers are doing! I am a Facilities Engineer for Chevron, and don't have much opportunity to make something beautiful. I am so glad to see this amazing design brought to life. And Lynn, keep up the good work. Rock

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04/20/2013 7:00 PM

I wonder what engine they plan on using? I believe Bugatti supplied engines for some aircraft and marine projects way back.

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04/22/2013 12:54 AM

Beautiful!! Well worth a contribution!

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04/22/2013 11:42 AM

Thanks for the heads up on that, Lyn. I couldn't resist parting with some cash to get that 2X3 engineering print!! There are a couple of others here where I work that will probably do the same.

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04/22/2013 11:51 AM

I'm thinking that my name would look good engraved on the cockpit deck of that plane.

My wife just asked me what I want for my birthday. I'm going to ask for that!

I may never see it in person, but it's a lot cheaper than driving a race car into a wall.

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04/22/2013 1:18 PM

Well, the good part about lusting over the print as I did, it also includes getting your name engraved on the deck.

And, I get enough adrenaline rush, riding my motorcycle that I'll not "pay" to drive anything into a wall.

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04/22/2013 1:33 PM

I'd just lose the print. I don't have any wall space left for it. But I'll always know that I had a very small part in this project.

Just like I'll always know that for a short time in 2012 my tire marks were the only ones on the outside wall coming out of turn 4 at Phoenix International Raceway.

What a ride that was.

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