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.
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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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.
1919 Buick First start since 1952
This is the first startup of this 1919 buick six roadster that had been sitting in a barn in ohio since 1952. It was parked there with a bad differential. My boss bought it on Ebay and i gently disassembled the engine, cleaned out the 50+ year old oil, freed up the piston rings and put it back together. I had to substitute a newer coil to get a strong spark and had manually filled the float bowl of the carburetor. No fuel pump was hooked up or water in the engine hence the short run time. This is a very cool early overhead valve engine with an aluminum crankcase,cast iron cylinder block, roller tappets, exposed valvetrain, zero gap piston rings, and electric start. This car had about 14,000 miles on the odometer. Enjoy the video! Check out my other video/slide show for engine disassembly pictures.
250HP Subaru UltraPack **New Video
We would like to introduce to you the *All New 250HP Subaru UltraPack! Eqipped with a 250 horsepower 2.0L turbo Charged Subaru engine and a Warp Drive 6 Blade turbo Prop. For more info, please visit our website at www.okiegatorairboats.com. Order yours today!
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 location.
Viking Aircraft Engines Flying in CH-750 over Edgewater Florida - section 1
Section one of Viking CH-750 flying
Demonstration of different aspects of how to operate a Viking engine and the performance at different speeds. Educational for anyone wanting to know how to operate a viking engine and or fly in a CH-750 aircraft.
Video is courtesy the Homebuilthelp instructional video company. (They also have a video on how to build a CH-750 airplane)
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).