Update: Bugatti Model 100 Racer Project
Greg Carlson (front) and Scotty Wilson working on the fuselage of their recreated Bugatti Racer.
February 16, 2010 — We received an update from Scotty Wilson and Greg Carlson, the Oklahoma duo that’s building a flying replica of the Bugatti Model 100 Racer. “A lot has happened,” Wilson wrote of the time since their last (October 2009) visit to Oshkosh. At that time precision measurements were made of EAA’s original Bugatti aircraft using a special digital profiling device developed for the project to determine the airfoil.
Since then they’ve continued working on the airplane and maintained their schedule to fly the plane in May 2011. Wilson and Carlson also visited Brussels, Belgium, to meet other enthusiasts, including the grand nephew of Louis de Monge, who designed the aircraft; and Riccione, Italy, home of GT Propellers, which will build two replica props for the racer. See construction and other photos and read the full e-mail, posted on Oshkosh365.