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    Default Re: What does horsepower actually mean?

    OK so I'm behind the times but note that the design problem they are crowing about solving is the weight problem.
    So at least I used to be right.

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    Default Re: What does horsepower actually mean?

    ALVAN MACAULEY &
    CHARLES LINDBERGH
    PACKARD DIESEL POWERED
    STINSON "DETROITER", X7654, 1929 *
    * *
    * Alvan Macauley (left), and Col. Charles A. Lindbergh
    with the original Packard diesel-powered Stinson "Detroiter", 1929
    (Smithsonian photo A48319D.) *

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    ALVAN MACAULEY
    PRESIDENT OF THE PACKARD MOTOR CAR CO.

    Diesels have been seen in aircraft for many years.
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    Default Re: What does horsepower actually mean?

    And it was such a success that they built how many thousands of them?
    OK OK I should not have used the word never without doing a complete and through research gouing way beyond Goggle.
    I AM WRONG

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    Default Re: What does horsepower actually mean?

    Not really. There sure were not many and few that were real attention getters.
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