Harley Davidson Jet Cycle

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  1. What if Harley Davidson made a jet cycle, what would it look like?
     

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  2. bogusbandit56

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    A cross between a tractor and a 1910 bi-plane with a jet engine strapped to the rear fuselage.
    It would consume inordinate amount`s of fuel and make a terrific noise and probably fly at around 120mph. LOL.
     
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  3. Fast and noisy, I like it. :)
     
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  4. bogusbandit56

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    If Harley built a jet it would most likely look like this.
    Slow, noisy, poor fuel consumption and bad handling:D
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    Harley jet pilot and navigator.
    [​IMG]
     
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    The real reason I hate Harley`s. Evle Knievel was so stupid he only used Harley SS to jump. The rear suspension always collapsed resulting in multiple life threatening injuries.
    Why was `nt the rear end beefed up by the idiot or Harley Davidson?
    I am sure the idiot would have suffered less injuries if he had used a suitable machine.
     
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    Sorry Jeff, nothing personal but I just don`t like Harley`s.
    It`s like a red rag to a bull, I just can`t help it:)
     
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  8. No worries, I know you don't like them.
     
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  9. A little more playing. ;) HD Jet 2nd Rendering.jpg
     
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    Looks like someone was influenced by both the Bat-plane and Bat-boat.:D
     
  11. Shouldn't have gave it a name until it was done. ;)
     
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  12. No fancy airfoils , just kf4's :)

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  13. bogusbandit56

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    A couple of concerns, Jeff.
    (1)The KF at the wing tip will shorten the aileron length.
    (2) The turbulence over the fuselage near the center of lift.
    It should make a neat comBAT plane :)
    Some experiments looking into the performance of the thickness of the KF4 at the tip would be interesting.
    I noticed Chas had some good results with his delta, but I would check the performance on your model with 40% KF4 chord as well.
    I would also look at experiments smoothing the the fuselage.
    Cheers,
    Ian.
     
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  14. Hi Ian,

    The kf's will be easy to adjust size , I really didn't even measure them yet to see what percentage I am at.

    The fuse I may have to do two sets of plans, if you look close it is a stepped seat there with a small wind jammer for the rider. ;) I doubt if my skills and artistic talent is good enough to create a 3D printed guy holding onto handle bars to sit on there.

    If I turn it into a combat plane then I would also need to turn it into a tractor not pusher

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
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    Ian...I see she let you put twin exhausts on your Harley....nice!! LOL
     
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    Ian would know more about the plausibility of employing a ducted fan for the power plant... It would certainly keep the beautiful lines you have designed!! chas
     
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    No I wouldn`t :D
    I`m not a big FAN of EDF`s
     
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    Only if I let her be Goose to my Maverick:)
     
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  19. I am to cheap to buy a good edf so my experience is with only cheap ones and I didn't have good success with them. ;)
     
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