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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #90 on: December 18, 2012, 11:23:00 pm »
Video on the flying replica build.


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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #91 on: February 05, 2013, 01:24:40 pm »
There's a nice article here :-

http://oldmachinepress.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/bugatti-model-100p-racer/

with some pictures of the restored airframe.

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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #92 on: April 11, 2013, 02:56:29 am »
An appeal has been made for crowd-funding a real-life flying Bugatti 100P.

More details here:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,19041.0

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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #93 on: December 10, 2013, 01:56:09 am »
Apparently, there has been a roll out of the plane recently. I only saw a photo and a short notice in a French aviation magazine, does anyone know more?
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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #94 on: December 10, 2013, 02:48:56 am »
It's probably the one built by this team : http://bugatti100p.com/
About the roll-out, you can find out here, too : http://www.visitoshkosh.com/event/eaa-wright-brothers-memorial-banquet-2/
(".. and the airplane made its initial roll-out on October 25")
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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #95 on: December 14, 2013, 07:02:06 am »
They've been updating their Facebook page with latest news, pretty frequently:
https://www.facebook.com/TheBugatti100pProject

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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #96 on: December 28, 2013, 01:58:30 pm »
As part of the revived interest in the Bugatti projects, a whole new comic book entitled Firehawks, featuring Bugatti fighters, has made its debut in the online Aces Weekly magazine, created by David Lloyd, of V for Vendetta fame. Firehawks is written and illustrated by no less than veteran Marvel Comics artist Herb Trimpe, who made a name for himself by illustrating over 100 issues of The Incredible Hulk and created graphically such famous characters as Wolverine and Captain Britain (he also did the G.I. Joe, Godzilla, Transformers and Shogun Warriors comics for Marvel, among many others).

Firehawks seems to be fun. However, the coloring job seems to be awful! Anyway, you can more info on the Aces Weekly website.

Original black and white version of the story (much better I think) can be purchased from Jaap Horst in the Netherlands.
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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #97 on: December 30, 2013, 07:07:07 am »
A marvelous Bugatti 100P cutaway view by Hubert Cance, published in AFM No. 2:

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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #98 on: March 27, 2014, 12:29:14 pm »
This months Octane Magazine (May 2014) has an article on the replica.

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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #99 on: July 04, 2015, 06:45:48 pm »
This brought back some memories for me.  One of my setups for Flight Simulator 2004 included the Bugatti 100 racer, and scenery to go with it.  It was incredible.  Seems I've found it again"  http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?67800-Bugatti-Adventures

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« Reply #100 on: August 09, 2015, 07:52:29 pm »
Am not sure where this belongs. A 1939 Bugatti 100P is getting ready for it's maiden flight.


http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/8/9118119/bugatti-100p-reve-blue-kickstarter-first-flight

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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #101 on: August 19, 2015, 05:26:53 pm »
First Flight!

https://www.facebook.com/TheBugatti100pProject/photos/a.265365623540584.60202.261574317253048/843354212408386/?type=1

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In keeping with our Full-Disclosure policy, here is my summation of our first flight experience:
 
We intended this flight to be limited to a short hop down the runway to check power required/power available and to check control responsiveness in all three axes. Preflight preparation and before-takeoff checks were normal. Takeoff was normal and at a predetermined reduced power (80%) setting; takeoff roll was 3000 feet and I became airborne at 90 knots. I climbed to 100 AGL to check power and control responsiveness. The plane responded as expected to all power changes and control inputs. Maximum airspeed was 110 knots.
 
I reduced power for landing but the airplane floated much more than we anticipated. I landed further down the runway than planned but with sufficient distance to stop the plane. Unfortunately, I lost the right brake and the airplane departed the left side of the runway at slow speed. Due to heavy rains the night before, the ground was soft and the airplane tipped upward on its nose, damaging the spinner and both props.
 
Such is the nature of flight testing a new design. The relevant news is we successfully flew the Bugatti 100P for the first time. The plane flew beautifully.
 
We’ll share more photos, video, and data with you in the coming days.

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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #102 on: August 20, 2015, 09:40:15 am »
Fantastic news!! Hope they repair it soon.

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Re: Bugatti 100 Racer and 110 Fighter Projects
« Reply #103 on: August 20, 2015, 11:14:13 pm »
Video of first flight and landing aftermath on their facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/TheBugatti100pProject/videos/843683509042123/