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.
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
Attempt #1 Blowing Up Subaru LX 1.6L Motor ................ FAILED
Attempt #1 at Blowing up a Subaru LX 1.6L Motor. The motor has nothing but
oil in it, it has roughly 280000klms on it.
Attempt #1 failed because the computer but the engine into Fail Safe
because there was no water in the radiator...... Well derrrr it has no
Stay Tuned for Attempt #2, the engine will DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Belite Ultralight Aircraft Test Flight with 4 Stroke Engine
Come along with James as he takes a Belite ultralight aircraft on a test
flight. This new airplane continues its testing: see takeoffs, landings,
tight turns, and beautiful Kansas scenery on a perfect late fall day. The
engine is a 1/2VW four stroke, and the airplane is a Belite UltraCub (tail
fairing not yet installed). The airplane fuselage and cabin is constructed
Close Up of RV8A Kit Plane
Footage of RV8A Kit Plane close up. The RV8A a is tandem two-seat,
single-engine, low-wing homebuilt aircraft. This particular RV8A is owned
by Big South Fork Airpark partners. It is shown here heading down Big South
Fork Airpark's taxiway towards the T hangars.
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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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
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
Honda motorcycle engine on CGS Hawk Ultralight leaves the runway
The project enters the next phase of testing and passes with "flying
colors". April 24th 2010 the Hawk left the safety of the runway and we
went around in wide pattern, which is about 5 miles each trip, a total of 8
times. The Honda engine performed flawlessly. It cruises level at 70MPH
between 6200 and 6400RPM, which is a very comfortable range for this motor.
It climbs out very briskly at around 8800RPM, and 60 MPH which could be
maintained without harm to the engine almost indefinitely. My altimeter is
acting up, but it appears to climb out at between 700 and 800 feet per
minute. I had concerns that the 4" offset of the prop (because of the
driveshaft output) would cause a torque effect, but if it does I did not
feel it. The Honda GL500 engine water temperature was steady and cool, and
it looks as though GPH will be in the neighborhood of 1-1/2 per hr.
Aircraft Emergency And Landing in a Glasair - the impossible turn ???
My Glasair engine is a Subaru SVX EG-33. Six bearings in the planetary
speed reduction unit failed during departure. I declared an in-flight
emergency and immediately returned for landing. Total flight time was 63
I failed to plug the camera mike in so you don't hear the engine monitor
blaring out alarms or chatter between other pilots and myself.
Departure was made with 10 degrees of flaps and remained there until
landing with 25 degrees. The buzzer during much of the flight is the "gear
up" with "flaps extended" warning horn ... the stall horn never sounded.
Speed did drop but the flight never reached critically low speed. Power
was intentionally reduced to keep gearbox temps down. I fly patrol flights
at 500 ft or less, often 6 to 7 hrs a day. So I do have low level
maneuvering experience. Some may call this the impossible turn but power
was available during the entire flight.
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.