Inventor Makes Propeller-Driven Tricycle (Nov, 1928)

Inventor Makes Propeller-Driven Tricycle

A THREE-WHEELED vehicle constructed of airplane parts and powered by a two-cylinder motor and small propeller has been designed by John Dacy, a young inventor of Zion City, Ill.

The rear part of the machine consists of an airplane landing gear on which is mounted the motor and propeller. In front of this is the pilot’s seat, suspended from a frame of steel tubing. The lone front wheel is connected by chain and wire to the steering apparatus.

The propeller develops tremendous pushing power and gives the machine such high speed that its owner has no fear of traffic officers.

5 comments
  1. Charlene says: March 8, 201012:28 am

    Great-grandfather of the inventor of the jet-propelled surfboard?

  2. Stephen says: March 8, 20102:59 am

    The “You Suck At Craigslist” blog (linked) has a subcategory called “this can only end badly”. I think it would apply here.

  3. Rick Auricchio says: March 8, 20107:31 am

    The beginning of the Funny Car!

  4. KD5ZS says: March 8, 201011:06 am

    Add wings and an tail assembly and you got an airplane!

  5. Jari says: March 8, 201011:24 am
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