Frank Ohle's Rotec R3600 Powered "Red Baron":
Chronology in building this Rotec Radial Powered chopper/motorbike:
Original enquiry 27/9/2010
Email from Frank: 12/10/2010
Thanks for the information.
Here same information for you:
I will assemble the engine with the nose bowl pointing forward. T he transmission will be reversed to the back side of the engine (i.e.not in the nose bowl)
I will be using your collector ring and modify if required..
Please send the engine ASAP if all paperwork is ready,and everything is OK let me know,than i do the complete payment
Engine assembled and delivery organised February of 2011 and
Delivered in March 2011
The "Red Baron" project begins.
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Video of Frank's R3600 Powered Chopper
Note1: Bike is stripped down for painting...
< Fame ready for painting...
...Painted components being re-assembled >
< Red Baron gets a seat and some munitions
Red Baron gets munitions and fairings >
< Establish the position of the front wheel
.... Lock the front wheel to the frame and the suspension fork>
<Note1: The rear fender is the oil tank and the fuel tank is the box under the seat area.
<Note2: the drive transmission turned 90degrees to drive the gearbox
< Basic position established and rear components welded into place.
Frame completed with all the relative positions locked in place by welding >
Rear drive train extended and locked into position>>
< Establishing relative distances between the Rotec and back wheel ... Once established:
... trial assembly of parts >
< The following parts were designed and made to extend the drive at the rear.
.. Bearings sourced the rear drive assembled with the mount plate and accessories reconnected > and >>