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  • RV7 builder
    Sep 1, 2014
      For the guy(s) that asked about motorcycle engines in aircraft:

      Just in case you haven't found it, here's a yahoo group dedicated to that exact subject. As you'll see, lots of motorcycle engines are already flying.


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      Subject:[moto-air] File - group_info
      Date:1 Sep 2014 12:44:58 -0000


      The purpose of the "moto-air" group is to foster the exchange of information and ideas pertaining to the use of motorcycle engines in aircraft. Because this is a "discussion group," participation is paramount. You should try to post at least once every 60 days (2 months).

      In your first post, explain a little about who you are and why you are interested in this subject.

      If you are working on a project, you might post a status report, even if it's only "I couldn't work on my project at all the last two months."

      If you come across any information that you think might be interesting to the group, post it.

      If you're not comfortable writing very much in English, post in your own language. If someone in the group can't read your language, then that's what http://translate.google.com/ is for. ;-)

      If you know of a project that isn't referenced in the files or photos section, let the group know about it.

      If you don't have a project, then you must have a daydream, pipe dream, or something. Nothing is too silly to share here.

      If you don't feel that you have any information to contribute, then certainly you must have questions. Asking questions is the best way to generate discussion, and this group serves no purpose if there is no discussion.

      If you are a Yahoo member, be sure to check out the files, photos, links, database, and calendar areas of moto-air.

      The 'files' section is for anything pertaining to motorcycle engines in airplanes, other than photos. As of this writing, the 'files' section contains Excel spreadsheets for several engines showing torque/horsepower/rpm data, and if applicable, gear ratios of integral transmissions, to give you an idea of available horsepower and propeller speeds. There is also a Word document of Frequently Asked Questions which Rick Giles has allowed us to post.

      Feel free to download any files. Feel free to upload any files that pertain to the subject of motorcycle engines in airplanes.

      Images should be posted to the 'photos' section. The 'photos' section has 'albums' for each engine manufacturer. If, for instance, you have an image of an airplane powered by a Honda engine, post it to the 'Honda' album. If you have an image you want to share and don't know where to upload it, send an email to moto-air-owner@yahoogroups.com asking for help.

      The 'links' section contains links to websites that have information pertinent to using motorcycle engines in airplanes. If you find a link you think would be of interest to the group, add it to the 'links' section.

      As of this writing, the 'database' section contains a table called "Engine_Comp", which contains some very basic information weight, power, and cost for various engines. If you have information on a motorcycle or similar engine that is not already in the database, feel free to add a record. Be sure in the 'Info Source' field you put either your name, or if you are taking the information from some other source, the name or a link for that source.

      Finally, the 'calendar' section shows events where a motorcycle engine powered airplane may be seen. If you know of such an event, and it has not been posted to the calendar, feel free to add it. Be sure to include the location, and if possible, contact information or a website URL.

      I hope this group is useful to you. We look forward to hearing from you.

      David Hill, moderator