Bugatti P100: In Memorium Scotty Wilson

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Bob43, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Bob43

    Bob43 Model Designer Extrodinaire Cornerstone Member

    My site and Resources page has been silent for some time, but the tragic death a few days ago of Scotty Wilson on the third test flight in Oklahoma got me moving. I live about 40km from Bugatti's head office in Molsheim, France. What a pity he didn't live to fly the this amazing plane to the HQ of Bugatti.
    Coming soon in my Resources section, the Bugatti P100 which Scotty painstakingly designed and built from old plans. A marvellous aviator and builder.
    If anyone can help with specific info/specs etc, I will be very grateful
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2016
  2. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

    Not sure what you might need but here you go ,,, first is the original plan for the 100P by Louis de Monge in 1937


    Second and 3rd are Illustration and a cut-away
    Bugatti-100P-Airplane-a.jpg Bugatti-100P-c.jpg
    Last is a spec sheet...

    A quick search found some original shots of the plane before the war still in building phase in the garage, that are available from DailyMail, UK.
    bugatti3.jpg bugatti-110p-t50b-engines.jpg maxresdefault.jpg
    I also have the US Patent app as a PDF that shows the detail how the propeller shafts pass each side of the pilot and the description of how one turns inside the other hollow one. Let me know if this is what you had in mind!
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  3. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    That is heartbreaking that he died. I wonder what happened? Having done a couple of test flights, it will be interesting to see what caused this remarkable aircraft and pilot fly on to eternity.......

    A sad event indeed.
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  4. Bob43

    Bob43 Model Designer Extrodinaire Cornerstone Member

    Last edited: Aug 10, 2016
  5. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

    You are very welcome...anything you might need in the future let me know, and I will do my best....I knew of this plane but not it's was an interesting read and research topic...will ENJOY seeing what you come up with for paper!

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