View single post by Herb Kephart
 Posted: Wed May 19th, 2010 12:40 am
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 5929
What a piece of brilliant engineering! During the first critical examination, I wondered why the Ford transmission between the engine and the prop looked so large.

Then it came to me

That clever Woodie knew when he was building it that an auto engine turned the wrong direction for the "hand" of the prop- and since there wasn't much call for a cricket SUCKER, he went out in the desert and found an old forward/reverse transmission from a large boat and incorporated that into the build to be sure that it BLEW the crickets.

The man is a genius :brill:

Herbie :old dude:

Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
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