is $41 in other countries. This project
is worth the price. Shipment is handled
by Karl Gies.
Because I’m on an engine theme, I’d
like to point out some facts about the
photos in this column. The popular
Atwood Super Champion and the
Super Cyclone engines competed with
each other at one time. Both enjoyed
some popularity in tether cars as well as
in CL and FF flying.
The pictured Super Cyclone has a
commercially supplied metal fuel tank
installed on the backplate, replacing
the original amber-colored plastic tank.
This allowed methanol fuel to be used.
Alcohol quickly ruins the older plastics.
The engine is a popular choice for OT
There were many early experiments
with dual (front and rear) induction
systems. A commercially made hop-up
kit was offered, which was fitted to the
front of a rear-intake, side port engine.
Trying to synchronize the two
needle-valve assemblies for easy
starting and consistent running was a
major drawback. The Atwood’s single
stovepipe intake makes needle-valve
setting as easy as any other engine.
in the 1941
The photo was
taken by Pat
Daily during a
1001 Patterson Rd.
Santa Maria CA 93455
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