Re: Never before has so little power been made from so much displacement!
Radial engines have a lot of gyroscopic effect - many WWI pilots were killed because, at full throttle on takeoff, the flight controls rotated 90degrees (ie. turn left to pull up, etc).
I wonder if the MR2 will wheelie when turning one way vs. another... ?
The engines that had all that momentum were 'rotary' (not to be confused with Wankels) and the cylinders rotated around the crankshaft that was fixed to the airframe... think of 400lbs of rotating mass... yep those planes turned real fast in one direction and hardly at all in the other..