VW for KITFOX
this is a first test run of a Great Plains VW 2180 80 HP with a Culver 62
by 29 inch prop - I'm swapping out the 582 Rotax and replacing it with this
VW in a few days and I will update with the flying results -
Thrust Test Of VW Engine
This is a full power thrust test of the VW engine that I am selling on
Ebay. As you can see , it produces 205 pounds of pull . This is plenty for
a light weight single wing plane however this Fisher Youngster plane has
lots of wind drag so we need to swing a larger prop. More power SCOTTY!!
KITFOX VW 2180.wmv
This is the fourth flight of a re-powered KITFOX 4 with a VW 2180cc Great
Plains VW - here are the numbers: climb is 900 FPM @ 3200 RPM - Cruise at
2400 RPM is 80 MPH - the prop is a Culver 62 by 26 and it turns at 3200 RPM
WOT - the engine is great for the KITFOX 3 or 4 - firewall forward kit
including engine mount, Exhaust, cowl
carb etc for about 7500 dollars! Go to Great Plains Aircraft Supply and
speak to Steve - also call the great folks at Culver props at Valley
half volkswagen aeronautic engine
Testing the thrust of the half vw engine with two honda cb400 carburators
using a 35hp Cuyuna prop (58" x 36")
Testando o empuxo do meio motor vw com dois carburadores honda cb400 e
helice do Cuyuna 35hp (58" x 36")
Experimental Aircraft Prop Hub Turned From 914 Porsche, Type 4 VW Engine Flywheel Part 1
Here is the first video of how we took the forged flywheel and made part of
our prop hub for my experimental aircraft project. It is going to go on a
Porsche 914 type 4 VW engine. this is only half of the prop hub assembly
as another aluminum part is needed to allow for the centering of the prop
on the hub. that video is yet to come.
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Kitfox VW CLIMB!.wmv
This is an inside cockpit look at the climb on a VW 80 horse aeroconversion
- I was able to get a good 1000 FPM climb from a VW direct drive 2180 VW -
check the needles probably got 1100 FPM - outside air was 65 degrees head
wind of five miles an hour and takeoff weight at or about 850 lbs - the VW
is a great replacement for the 582!
Greg takes his home built airplane for a flight
Greg Cook takes his home built airplane for an afternoon flight. My wife
was behind the camera on this March 1998 video. The little plane is powered
by a highly modified VW engine that is cut down to two cylinders
Volksplane Taking off, flying, landing in Comfort TX 3/20/09.
Volksplane Taking off, flying and landing in Comfort TX 3/20/09. It has a
2180 cc vw with 1.6x1 redrive turning a 72in three blade ground adjustable
IVO prop. Takeoff run at 1600 foot elevation is 500ft, climb at 950-1000
fpm and cruise at 100mph at 3000rpms. Top speed is redline of 120mph.
Motor Bock instalado numa replica do Piper-J3. Assis-SP. (Funcionando).
Motor Bock. Desenvolvido pelos irmaos Carlos e Diorand Bock com base no
motor VW (Fusca e Kombi). Apos realizacao pesquisas sobre os materiais
utilizados, o Motor desenvolvido atende as normas de seguranca sendo mais
resistente e atingindo uma potencia de cerca de 90 hp a 3.000 RPM, com a
DESCRICAO DO MOTOR:
- 4 cilindros dispostos horizontalmente;
- Volume dos cilindros: 2340/2440 cm3;
- Refrigerado a ar;
- Cilindros de 92/94 mm;
- Curso do Virabrequim: 88 mm;
- Virabrequim em aco forjado (aco 4340);
- Não utiliza caixa de reducao, virabrequim fixado diretamente a helice.
Filmagem: Alexandre Bock (aquele que aparece no final do video).
aircraft engine ground run
End of a good engine run on my scratch-built and much modified Evans VP1
fitted with a factory reconditioned (Australian) Jabiru aircraft engine
instead of a VW car engine. The little single-seater aircraft in now to be
named "Annie Murphy" after my 4 kids' Irish great-grandmother. This fits in
nicely with the official registration G-BVAM - or Alpha Mike for short.
This is my 2nd VP1, I started G-AYUJ years ago and she is still flying.
It's a classic design from California in the 1960s designed by Bud Evans
and initially called the Volksplane. This is not a kit - you just buy the
plans and cut the wood and metal yourself!