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This site celebrates the life and work of John and Reginald Duigan, Australian aviation pioneers

pistonwings: Power Plant of Freedom The Rolls Royce Merlin engine started out as a 790 hp V12 plagued by reliability problems, gear-train failures, and faulty water jackets. Adding a two-speed, two-stage supercharger boosted power but also heated incoming air so much it caused premature ignition. An air cooler between supercharger stages solved the ignition problem, and a fuel-injection system was also added. Horsepower climbed to 1,420. High-octane gas imported from the U.S. pushed it to…

pistonwings: “ Power Plant of Freedom The Rolls Royce Merlin engine started out as a 790 hp plagued by reliability problems, gear-train failures, and faulty water jackets. Adding a two-speed,.

Gee Bee Model R1

Gee Bee Teardrop-Shaped Racing Aircraft One of the most unusual airplanes ever flown, the Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster made by Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, Massachusetts in 1932