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.
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
This sube engine runs so smooth its unreal!
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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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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
The Rotax 912 Competition
A video snippet from HomebuiltHELP's DVD: The 912 Competition. This video
chronicles 7 engine vendors that provide experimental aircraft engine
powerplants that compete with the ubiquitous Rotax 912. The complete DVD is
available at HomebuiltHELP.com
72 Challenger First Start 383 Stroker
My dad is building himself a nice 72 Challenger. This is the first start
after putting the motor back in post build. I am still pretty bad at
editing so please forgive.
Geared Drives 200Z PSRU For Subaru
At the time this was the worlds only Subaru on an RV9A using a hydraulic
constant speed prop. This prototype unit has all of the same features of
the original Geared Drives PSRU including its own oil reservoir, oil pump
and filtration system, drive port for hydraulic prop governor, and flywheel
and centrifugal clutch assembly. This airplane with the P2 prototype Geared
Drives PSRU can be seen at Sun n Fun Air Show, Lakeland, FL, April 21-26,
2009. Look for the Geared Drives booth N52 for directions the aircraft
Aero-TV: Vans Aircraft Factory - Where the RV SportPlanes Begin
Join ANN on a Tour of the Vans Aircraft Facility in Aurora, Oregon
The 60,000 square foot Vans Aircraft facility, located in Aurora Oregon, is
a far cry from the companys beginnings. Over 30 years ago, in a small shop
behind his house in Reedville, Oregon, Richard VanGrunsven pursued his love
of aviation. While not working as a mechanical engineer, he spent his
hours designing and building his first plane, a re-engineered Playboy
airframe. Renamed the RV-1, the aircraft had a 125 hp Lycoming engine,
bubble canopy, Hoerner style wingtips, and a set of cantilever aluminum
From 1965 to 1968, Van flew the RV-1 over 550 hours, but still felt that
something with better performance could be achieved. In the early 1970s,
he started construction of the RV-3. He wanted an airplane that could fly
into any reasonable airstrip, have enough power and maneuverability to do
basic aerobatics, and be as fast as possible. He flew the RV-3 for the
first time in August of 1971. After being inundated with interest,
VanGrunsven pursued his lifelong dream, starting Vans Aircraft, Inc. in
1973. From his small workshop, he developed and produced RV-3 kits almost
single-handedly. With the market success of the RV-4, the RV-6/6A, the
RV-7/7A, the RV-8/8A, and the RV-9/9A, Vans Aircraft, Inc. continues to
build towards the future.
Over the years, and several expansions, the company eventually moved to its
current location on the Aurora, Oregon airport. By 2005, over 4,000 RV
kits, averaging almost 130 kits per year since the start of the company,
have been completed and flown. Currently, the company employs 70 people
full time, with hundreds more in sub-contract roles, producing several
hundred complete aircraft kits a year.
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Viking Honda auto conversion engine on the Zenith STOL CH 750
Here's a nice look at the VIKING Honda-based motor on the Zenair CH750-STOL
airplane. It appears to be a popular alternative engine for kit plane
builders, with more power claimed than the Rotax.
From the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation LSA Expo at the Zenith Aircraft
Company display (Florida, January 2012).