Friday, June 24, 2011

Citroen helicopter

Powered by a Wankel rotary engine.

5 comments:

Alan said...

I always loved the design of the Fiat 7002 helicopter:

http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/fiat-7002.php

The Citroen may not have as much style, but it's got a Wankel and it's a Citroen... can't decide which is cooler.

kashgar216 said...

@Alan: I got the idea from an article in Automobile magazine about carmakers who dabbled in aircraft. Did you know Bugatti supplied engines for planes?!

F1Outsider said...

hmmm... I didn't mind the questionable reliability of the rotary in my old RX8. Don't know if I would say the same in a helicopter.

Alan said...

Kashgar,

I'm a nut for old Bugattis. Have you seen the Bugatti-King 16? Essentially two Royale motors with cranks geared together and supercharged. They even built a Bugatti plane!

kashgar216 said...

@Alan: I'm still on the lookout for a EB110 for ya.