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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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).
400 HP Corvette V8 Engine in a Cessna 172 - experimental
Quiet Aviation has put the convenience, power and reliability of Detroit's
best engineering into a complete package that can be installed in a variety
of experimental aircraft. Visit www.quietaviation.com to learn more about
this unique and groundbreaking aviation technology.
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!
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
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
Glasair 1RG Fly By 260 MPH - Subaru EG33 Motor
Father-In-Law's first flight in a Glasair aircraft powered by a Subaru
Alcyone SVX EG33 six cylinder 202 cubic inch engine. He had never before
experienced any "G Loads" and handled them well. Watch us make a high speed
Homebuilt airplane with Subaru motor + 3 turbos for high altitude flying
Subaru ej22 car motor with 3 turbo
chargers and a burn box. Petrol goes by hot Exhaust to vaporize it - the burn box air is
direct from one turbo unit. When you
turn on petrol in the chamber and ignited the hot Exhaust is mixed with motor Exhaust to run the other turbo chargers that one needs at high elevation
(10,000 m. altitude plus).
I likes song Blinded by Science because forward view is not so good because
of the "science". ha, ha.
Airplane kit info: http://www.zenithair.com
Boeing 777 Engine run in the snow
Thought this might be quite entertaining if you're that way inclined. This
is at BA's maintenance base at Heathrow.
After routine maintenance an engine ground run is carried out to check for
leaks from serviced components. A run is necessary to build up the required
fuel and oil pressure in the various systems. At 80% N1 speed (the fan
rotor is N1) the fuel pressure is over 550psi.
Normally only one engine is brought up to 80% at a time, the other at 60%
for balancing. Due to the conditions, the engineer running the test decided
it would be better that if the aircraft started to slide, it would do so in
a straight line. That's also the reason there are no intake guards on this
Aircraft is a Boeing 777-200ER fitted with GE90-76B's