Introducing the CRUISER - a new side-by-side design from Niki Rotor Aviation...

They probably spend some serious brainpower on balancing that engine and also decided it was a bad idea to just take a pie shaped 2 cylinder chunk out of a radial engine with sequential firing on the same crank lobe!
 
It can make for some surprisingly good traction and hook-up with the surface on a flat-tracker.
 
Well it’s said I’m a bit of a v twin guy …124 cubic inch S&S mill with a RH 6 speed Baker box ..lock up clutch ..no vibrations..that said I still prefer the Italian Twin …then again I’m a petrol head ….😁
 

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I might catch hell for this but did you honestly use Harley as an example of something being reliable? Up until recently they were overpriced loud junk. That for some reason yuppies glommed on to and decided to be bikers. I had a friend who had a brand new Yamaha V-twin that ran like a top. It was smooth and sounded good. Just a great bike. He went to Bike Week in Daytona and let those brain washed HD people bully him into trading that quality motorcycle that had less than 1000 miles on it for a Hardly Runs Davidson. The irony of the whole thing is when they left Daytona on the way back to the Tampa area that used POS broke down in front of the Yamaha dealership he bought his good bike at. Other than a V-rod they are build like an air compressor as a new friend told me yesterday. He got conned into getting one and kept pouring money into it. Sold it to his friend reluctantly who very shortly had to replace the transmission. My new friend replaced it with a BMW that’s twice the quality for half the price.
I was a Harley Davidson Dealer for seventeen years (1987 to 2004). During that time I put over 260,000 miles on Harley Davidson Motorcycles. The only time (once) any of my street motorcycles came back in a truck was with a flat tire.

It would probably be best to write about gyroplanes in this thread.

I apologize for the thread drift.
 
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I was a Harley Davidson Dealer for seventeen years (1987 to 2004). During that time I put over 260,000 miles on Harley Davidson Motorcycles. The only time (once) any of my street motorcycles came back in a truck was with a flat tire.

Harley Davidson is an American Icon. So was Indian. Honda bikes are nice but if I were going for a motorcycle in the US I would not even think about a Honda but that's just me. Same if I were buying a truck. Cars, I would stick with Japanese cars and many of them are actually made here in the US
 
6061 can definitely be extruded. I don't remember off hand but Averso is either 6061 or 2014. Definitely not 6063
There is a factory right in Oldsmar who does long and large 6061 extrusions
I can confirm that.
6061 can certainly be extruded. I just brought home another 1500 pounds of it last night!

Introducing the CRUISER - a new side-by-side design from Niki Rotor Aviation...
 
I can confirm that.
6061 can certainly be extruded. I just brought home another 1500 pounds of it last night!

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I know it can. Dad used 6061 for the spars. Chuck and my pops always said trying to do a fully extruded blades was harder the harder the alloy. It takes a huge operation and extrusion press to do it. Chuck said he knew Russia had the capability. He didn’t know of many in the US that could do it. That’s why most that came out of here were 6063 T3.
 
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