E6 Egg Subaru engine propeller trim balance N707SM
Michael OBrien doing a full power run on his Eggenfellner E6 engine at KDWA for propeller trim balancing prior to 1st flight... Subaru based 6 cylinder engine is turning a Quinti/Sensenich 4 blade hollow composite c/speed electric prop..
This sube engine runs so smooth its unreal!
Flying the Sensenich 3-blade composite propeller on the Rotax 912 ULS on a Zenith STOL CH 701
Here we install and test Sensenich Propellers' new three-blade ground
adjustable composite prop for the Rotax 912 engine. As you can see, this
new hub uses pin gauge rods to set the prop pitch. The prop is 3B0R68C-0.
We've been impressed with the ease of installation and setting the pitch,
as well as the performance.
Each hollow composite blade weighs about 3 lbs., with nickel leading edge
Eggenfellner Subaru First Start
First start of my Eggenfellner Subaru E-6 engine. This is a converted
automobile engine for aircraft use and is capable of producing 200 hp.
Instead of burning just expensive aviation fuel, I will be able to use the
cheaper 92 Octane auto fuel, or as necessary, aviation gas. Repairs and
maintenance of this engine will also be cheaper then a typical aircraft
engine. Being water cooled, it will have far less vibration and will be
quieter then the typical air cooled aircraft engine. It will eventually be
attached to my RV-8A that I am currently building.
Glasair Subaru First Test Start
http://www.GlasairProject.com: I had been building my Glasair I for about 8
1/2 years. I designed this Subaru engine installation. This is the first
test start of the engine. Visit GlasairProject.com
Fiat 500 with Subaru engine
This is a Fiat 500 modified by ZCars Ltd to the specification of a customer
from Greece. The design brief was to fix his 500 in an interesting way so
that it would have more useable power to enable him to drive his family
around town in comfort. Whilst he was tempted to have the Suzuki Hayabusa
conversion ZCars also produce he decided that he wanted to keep the rear
seats. As that is where the 200bhp motorcycle would be installed that
option was ruled out!
The engine is an EA81 Subaru engine (1800cc flat 4) which is quite an old
engine although still widely used as an aviation engine we are told. This
engine was used due to its simplicity, power and torque characteristics and
not least its size and shape. This was mated to the original gearbox with
clutch and drive shafts up rated. Also up-rated were the brakes with discs
all around and the suspension at the front. The transverse leaf spring was
removed and adjustable alloy dampers were used with coil springs. A new
front subframe was fitted to allow the use of wishbone suspension arms.
Obviously as it is a water cooled engine, radiators were required. This was
inserted into the front boot space (trunk) and water pipes run underneath
the car. A new stainless steel Exhaust
finished the conversion and new wheels and tyres were fitted as an optional
Aero-TV: Viking Aircraft Engines - Powerful Yet Efficient Alternatives
An Alternative Sport Powerplant Shows Great Promise... And Power
At the 2011 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, few displays got more attention
than Viking Aircraft Engines. In an industry heavily dominated by one
powerplant manufacturer (and one whose prices keep heading for the
stratosphere), then news of what appears to be a solid alternative engine
offering sure gets everyone's interest.
The latest offering form Viking Aircraft Engines Jan Eggenfellner is the
Honda-based HF-100 sport aviation powerplant. The product of an experienced
engine design team in Florida, the HF-110 engine shares moving parts with
the Honda fit automobile, the Honda outboard marine engine and the Honda
race engine. The engine has an estimated TBO of 2000 hrs, and powerplant
installation kits are either available or being prepared for Jabiru
Aircraft, CH-601 XL, CH-601 HD, CH-650, CH-750, CH-701, RV-12, Storch, IBIS
MAGIC 700, SeaRey, Sonex, Savannah XL, and the Morgan Aeroworks Cougar.
The fully assembled engine comes with a 40A Alternator, Dual Engine
controllers, Exhaust / Muffler, Air
intake, K&N Filter, Starter, Radiator, Oil cooler, fuel pumps and an Engine
mounting kit for your airplane. The price is $13,000. Designer jan
Eggenfellner first made a name for himself with a number of Subaru
conversion projects... and is a professional pilot and aircraft mechanic.
He has six years of college behind him, with degrees in Aviation
Management, Flight Operations and Aviation Technology. He has been building
aircraft engines since 1992 and does all the test flying himself.
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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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Prop sounding PERFECTION!!!
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When I think of a propeller dirven plane this is the sound that comes to
mind! This is a 1943 Twin Beechcraft 18 flown by Matt Younkin at the 2013
Sun N Fun Flyin. I am pretty sure he saw me during his performance and
gave me a nice low pass! Enjoy the video!
The Beech 18 Matt performs (serial number 4383) in was built in 1943 by the
Beechcraft Corporation at Wichita, KS. Designated an AT-7C, the airplane
was bought new by the United States Army Air Corps and spent the duration
of the war as a navigation trainer based at Houston's Ellington Army Air
Field. In 1945, the Army transferred ownership to the Civil Aeronautics
Administration (CAA) which would later become the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA). Re-designated a C-18S and registered as N52, the
airplane served with the CAA until 1949. The airplane was then
reregistered as N59 and served as a VIP transport for the United States
Department of Commerce until 1959. The airplane was then reregistered as
N9109R and went through several owners including a drop zone and a
university before being purchased by Bobby Younkin Airshows, Inc. in 2000.
After a complete restoration, N9109R was pressed into airshow service as a
replacement for N9729H, Bobby's original aerobatic Beech 18. After Bobby's
untimely death in July of 2005, the Beech spent two years in retirement as
a static display in Tullahoma, TN. Matt debuted his rendition of Bobby's
airshow routine in the famous Beech at Sun-n-Fun 2007. Matt debuted his
original night show in the Beech at Sun-n-Fun 2008 and has been performing
in the airplane ever since. The Beech 18 is the flagship of Matt's
airshow fleet. Matt considers this airplane the most special of the three
that he performs in. Bobby first gained national notoriety in his airshow
Beech in 1990 and continued performing aerobatics in Beeches for 15 years.
Look for airshow appearances in the Beech 18 for many years to come.
Wingspan 49 feet 8 inches
Length 35 feet 3 inches
Height 9 feet 4 inches
Powerplant (2) Pratt and Whitney R985
engines (450 hp each)
Propeller (2) Hamilton Standard 22D30
Fuel Capacity 198 US Gallons
Cruise Speed 200 mph
Top Speed 250 mph
Stall Speed 80 mph
Empty Weight 5400 lbs
Gross Weight 8600 lbs
2nd Propeller Test Citroën 2CV engine for ultralight airplane
CHANGES MADE SINCE LAST TEST:
-I've fitted Citroën VISA cylinders and heads: the engine cases had to be
machined in order to make those fit, machining was done by WWW.VGS2CV.BE.
These other cylinders are aluminum (lightweight) and nicasil coated
(improved reliability). Also they offer a displacement of 650cc and a
higher compression ratio of 9.5:1
-Valves are lapped, ports are cleaned, pistons are as good as new, new
gaskets everywhere, ...
-Instead of the twin bike carbs, I went back to a single carburettor, a
WEBER 32/34. This one works great when the engine has to perform, but the
idle is not as it should be yet. I might have to replace the idle jets.
Top rpm achieved this day was 3120 rpm, which is enough for the future
aircraft to take off :)
After the first tests, my home-rebuilt 1970's Citroën 2CV car engine
lacked a bit of power since the prop demands 25 hp at low rpm. I've
stripped it down to the bare essentials, it now weighs about 36 kgs/80
pounds. The Propeller (48x17) was sent to me by the Sratt 103 designer
Bernard Geffray, in order to test my engine before buying my own propeller.
For this test, I've fixed the engine on the back of my homemade gokart.
This also allows to do dynamic tests.
Feel free to give advice!