Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-14-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
Distantdrummer's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 494
Rivet West Coast Chopper's Airstream Bike + Pan American

Boy the guy that writes this introduction paragraph surely wanted to tax my mind. Word power made easy has failed me again.

Motorcycle, Sidecar, and Airstreams.
Didn't know that Hawley Bolus had designed the Spirit of St.Louis which is reputed to have spawned the monococque trailer look and style ??? Or is that a wayward and erronious factoid.

>>> http://www.horomundi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5047 <<<
__________________

__________________
__________________________
____ d'drummer ____

...aahh..rumm..pu..tum..tummm...
Distantdrummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
rluhr's Avatar
 
1968 17' Caravel
2005 30' Safari
Somewhere , roaming America
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,093
Images: 39
Yes, early Airstreams were based on a design concept usually credited to aircraft designer Hawley Bowlus. Bowlus produced the first aluminum semi-monococque trailers. Wally Byam brought this influence to the Curtis-Wright "Clipper" in 1946, and then to the Airstream "Clipper". We documented the "Curtis-Wright connection" extensively in our Spring 2008 issue.
__________________

__________________
Former full-timer | AIRSTREAM LIFE magazine | Tour of America (old blog) | Man In The Maze (current blog)

rluhr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2008, 03:29 PM   #3
1972 Travelux Princess 25
 
Cobourg , Ontario
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,042
Recently I read a bio of Hawley Bolus on another website and he did indeed design the Spirit of St Louis. He also worked on the Lear Jet just before he died. But he was best known as a designer of record setting sailplanes and gliders.

His first experience of airplanes was at the big air show in Los Angeles in 1910. This sparked a lifetime interest in flying.

Quite a guy and quite a career.
__________________
Living in the trailer park of sense, looking out the window at a tornado of stupidity.
Ganaraska is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Harley Airstream, West Coast Choppers Colonial Airstream Commercial Listings 42 01-16-2015 05:02 PM
Airstream Pan-American uwe Airstream "In the News" 3 08-22-2008 06:03 PM
Shipping from West Coast to East Coast katoman1932 Shipping & Export/Import 1 08-29-2005 11:24 AM
Airstream lots for sale on the West Coast? malconium Our Community 7 08-19-2004 05:45 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.