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Re: Light-Sport Aircraft Yahoo group lightweight engines

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  • Vince
    It would be interesting to know how they are cooling this engine. The amount of reject heat is the same for 80 HP no matter how much the engine weighs. Look
    Message 1 of 7 , Mar 16, 2013
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      It would be interesting to know how they are cooling this engine. The amount of reject heat is the same for 80 HP no matter how much the engine weighs. Look at the cooling fin area on something like a VW or Jabiru 2200. That's what it takes unless you go water cooled.
      --- In Sport_Aircraft@yahoogroups.com, Dwayne <masterdr@...> wrote:
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      >   I look at this this way. . ..
      >  For many years, General Aviation tried to "soup up" their engines bringing another 20+HP to a regular engine. . .and that did just one thing. . ..MOH decreased cramatically every time.
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      >   Now, You take a look at a standard 55 HP engine. . .(like a Rotex)  They have been tried and trued for  many many years.  They are heavy, yeah. . .But don't you think they tried to make them stronger and lighter?
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      >   Now you take a look at this engine here. . .It weights 55 POUNDS and produces 80 HP.  That is a extremely LIGHT engine with BIG HP. 
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      >    Just my personal worthless 2 cents. . . I would NOT spend ANY money on such an engine, until it has been out for quite some time. 
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      >    1. I seriously doubt if it will hold up very well. 
      >    2. Chances are, it may be a rough running engine. . .maybe not. . .I don't know, but 80 hp in such a light case is something else!
      >    3. If you want to chance the "Bugs" that it will have, then go buy it.  But there is a reason why I don't jump on the band wagon, just because it is the latest and greatest.  Especially when it comes to that engine being responsible for keeping me up in the air. . .
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      >    Just my worthless 2 cents. . .
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      > Great to hear from ya!
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      > --- On Tue, 3/12/13, grarob123 <grarobwil@...> wrote:
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      > From: grarob123 <grarobwil@...>
      > Subject: Light-Sport Aircraft Yahoo group lightweight engines
      > To: Sport_Aircraft@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 1:40 AM
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      > I don't if any of you have come across this engine before, they tell me an 80hp version will be in production later this year, about August I've been told.
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      > I'm talking to them now to use their engine for my fixed wing project; at less than 55lb for 80hp it should save me heaps of weight that can be used elsewhere.
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      > It could also suit any type of aircraft; its about the size of a small turbine, but a 4 Stroke piston engine.
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      > Shame were not allowed twin engines in LSA.
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      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MAET_Rotary_Piston_Engine/?yguid=335559008
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