Introducing Ollie Staffeld and His Rotec Powered Chopper:
< Photo of Ollie Staffeld on his new JRL Cycles Lucky 7 powered by the venerable Rotec R2800 radial engine
Ollie Writes: It all started on seeing photos of Chris, Tracy, Ron & Paul at the 2006 Oshkosh Air Show with John Levey's prototype JRL Cycles Radial Bike; after which I finally decided to pull the trigger and move forward on the Lucky 7 project.
After talking to John over the phone to discuss specs and prices it was clearly evident that he was of great character, so my wife and I flew to the JRL facility and saw his blue prototype after which we were hooked.
It turns out that I am his first order of only 7 choppers that John will be building and as of today he has 4 orders.
I've always had motorcycles in my life and I'm a Captain with Presidential Airways so what a better way to mix aviation & motorcycles than with a radial engine. And what an engine it is!!!
I should be taking possession of the Lucky 7 this coming September (2010). I can't wait!!!
Best regards, Ollie Staffeld
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She finally arrived at her permanent home........totally worth the long wait.
Ollies Lucky 7 very near to completion
Ollie's son Nathan on the nealry finished Lucky 7. Far right: Nathen on JRLs Chopper (bue petrol tank)
Under Construction By JRL Cycles LLC - and close-up photos of the Lucky 7 rivet artwork.