Documentary: The Flying Boats

Saunders-Roe Princess Flying Boat

Flying boats were initially considered to be the only way to feasibly build large aircraft successfully due to the fact that they didn’t need heavy and complex landing gear, just a hull-shaped underside allowing them to touch down on water – the water itself would act as shock absorber and runway. The great benefit of…

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The CCM Spitfire – Possibly The World’s Fastest Selling Hand-Built Production Motorcycle

CCM Spitfire Motorcycle

The CCM Spitfire was developed by an A-Team division within Clews Competition Machines nicknamed the SkunkwerX – a hat-tip to the legendary Skunk Works team at Lockheed Martin. The Spitfire is very possibly the fastest selling hand-built production motorcycle in the world, when it was announced in 2016 with a limited run of 150 units it sold out…

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Tornado Fighter-Bomber Jet Engine Table by Custom Workshop

Jet Engine Table

This jet engine table was built from a decommissioned Tornado Fighter-Bomber RB199 power unit by the talented team at Custom Workshop – Marek and Grzegorz. The Turbo-Union RB199 Jet Engine The Turbo-Union RB199 engine is a three-shaft turbofan engine (with afterburner) capable of 16,186 ft lbs of thrust. It has a thrust reverser, single-crystal turbine…

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The Bell MX-9 MIPS Presence Helmet – $159.95 USD

Bell MX-9 MIPS Motorcycle Helmet

The new Bell MX-9 MIPS Presence Helmet makes use of the revolutionary Multi-Directional Impact Protection System, a technology designed to protect the brain from traumatic injuries caused by rotational energy. What is MIPS and how does it work? The Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) was developed by Swedish neurosurgeon Hans von Holst in collaboration with…

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The Windhoff Four Cylinder – The Motorcycle Of The Future From 1926

Windhoff Four Motorcycle Main

This four-cylinder Windhoff was one of the most advanced motorcycles of its time thanks largely to its engine, which doubles as the motorcycle frame, and features oil-cooling, an overhead camshaft, and an engine block that acts as a giant radiator. Windhoff Motorcycles Windhoff Motorcycles, officially Windhoff Motorradenbau GmbH, began producing motorcycles in 1924 but the company…

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A Krauser MKM 1000 4-Valve – 1 of 237 Ever Made

Krauser MKM 1000

The Krauser MKM 1000 is a German motorcycle developed by motorcycle racer Michael Krauser using a state-of-the-art computer-designed space frame developed in partnership with an engineering company named HPN – named for the first initial of each of the founder’s surnames Alfred Halbfeld, Klaus Pepperl, and Michael Neher. Michael Krauser and the Krauser MKM 1000 Michael…

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