Gipson's RV-10 with Geared Drives LS1 Engine Runup
Bill Gipson of Conroe, TX runs his RV-10 with the Geared Drives PSRU and
LS1 Firewall Forward Package built by Bud Warren. Notice that the engine
runs great at any RPM. We are expecting fuel burn rates from this
combination in the range of 7-15 GPH. With torque multplication throught
the Geared Drives PSRU the performance will be astounding! Be sure and
notice that there is no gear noise at all heard with this redrive, just the
smooth throaty sound of a Corvette engine.
Truyeart LS1 Engine for his RV-10 Starts for the first time!
Another Geared Drives LS1 engine package for RV-10 roars to life for the
very first time! The engine starts easily and runs at low RPM since it is
not good for it to run without the load of a propeller on it. We run it
long enough to test the systems, check for leaks, test the PSRU etc. At the
very end of the video you can see the breather on the PSRU kick over the
little bit of overage of oil as it seeks its natural level in the gearbox.
This is normal for a first run up.
Glasair: Build an airplane in two weeks
Glasair's "Two Weeks To Taxi" program has been approved by the FAA. Pilots
can now build their own experimental category "homebuilt" aircraft with the
help of Glasair technicians inside of two weeks vacation time.
The LP1 Aircraft Services General Aviation - Check Out The Airplane Window Molds Being Made
The LP1 aircraft services General Aviation and has the design goal of
"beating the airlines". It's slow work developing an aircraft, as you can
see from something simple like this video where we make the aircraft window
molds out of fiberglass and nomex honeycomb core. It's slow work to make
such a fast airplane! We expect a 385 mph cruise while only burning 14.gph,
either 100LL or Premium auto-gas can be used. These molds are fiberglass
but the entire aircraft is carbon fiber.
BD-10 Homebuilt Supersonic Jet Aircraft (2 of 2)
Note: This is video 2 of 2, Time 9:27-19:13
It was supposed to be a supersonic homebuilt jet aircraft that could cruise
at up to M 1.14 on a single GE J85 and a range of about 1,200 miles. It
also was fully capable of exceeding a climb rate of 12,000 Feet Per Minute
(achieving 10,000 feet from take off in under 40 seconds)
Unfortunately, due to the design of the aircraft structurally, there was an
accident and Jim Bede canceled the program.
The accident related to vertical tail stabilizer failure when the test
pilot was testing Mach 1.0+ capabilities. This resulted in structural
failure and a fatal crash.
The total price of this aircraft was to be well under $1 million.
(Give me 2 days locked in a room and I could have solved those issues
Anyways, if this aircraft was fixed and made sound structurally, it would
be dominating the the market today.
Aero-TV: Trace Engines - Re-Engineered Turbocharged Power
C.E.O. David Czarnecki Profiles the 600 horsepower Trace Engine
Until recently, general aviation manufacturers had only one option, the turboprop, for powering market aircraft.
Trace Engines LP spent years developing and designing an alternative
solution to meet the aviation industries need for a modern, cost effective
reciprocating engine. Fully certified and ready for production, the Trace
V-8 engine represents an evolution in engine selection.
The turbocharged, liquid-cooled engine
improves operational performance by increasing speed, range, and gross
weight without increasing operational cost; TRACE Engines estimates that
with the combined lower cost to purchase, repair, and overhaul, operators
can save 35% to 50%. As Czarnecki explains, while a turbine engine
displays constant power degradation as altitude increases, the turbocharged TRACE V-8 maintains cruise power all
the way up with an estimated 600hp maximum takeoff and 500hp maximum
continuous; an equivalent turbo prop
engine would need to be rated as much as 1,000 horsepower at sea level to
match the TRACE engines output at altitude. The result is an average 27
gallons per hour fuel rate, less than 30% than the fuel rate of an
equivalent powered turbine engine.
Currently, typical installations can be found in singles with gross weights
up to 6,000 lbs and twins up to 12,500 lbs. The starting price remains at
200,000 for an engine package, with total installation costs varying due to
time and labor. TRACE Engines LP is located in Midland, Texas where its
production facilities are able to produce around 100 engines a year for
over 40,000 potential aircraft retrofit opportunities.
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Awesome V12 Monster diesel engine Awake and Alive startup
Awesome V12 Monster diesel engine Awake and Alive startup
The first V-type engine (a 2-cylinder vee twin) was built in 1889 by
Daimler, to a design by Wilhelm Maybach. By 1903 V8 engines were being
produced for motor boat racing by the Société Antoinette to designs by
Léon Levavasseur, building on experience gained with in-line four-cylinder
engines. In 1904, the Putney Motor Works completed a new V12 marine racing
engine -- the first V12 engine produced for any purpose. Known as the
'Craig-Dörwald' engine after Putney's founding partners, the engine
mounted pairs of L-head cylinders at a 90 degree included angle on an
aluminium crankcase, using the same cylinder pairs that powered the
company's standard 2-cylinder car. A single camshaft mounted in the central
vee operated the valves directly. As in many marine engines, the camshaft
could be slid longitudinally to engage a second set of cams, giving valve
timing that reversed the engine's rotation to achieve astern propulsion.
"Starting is by pumping a charge into each cylinder and switching on the
trembler coils. A sliding camshaft gave direct reversing. The camshaft has
fluted webs and main bearings in graduated thickness from the largest at
the flywheel end." Displacing 1,119.9 cuin (18,352 cc) (bore and stroke
of 4.875" x 5" (123.8 x 127 mm)), the engine weighed 950 pounds (430 kg)
and developed 150 bhp (110 kW). Little is known of the engine's
achievements in the 40-foot hull for which it was intended, while a scheme
to use the engine to power heavy freight vehicles never came to
fruition. One V12 Dörwald marine engine was found still running in a
Hong Kong junk in the late-1960s.
Two more V12s appeared in the 1909-10 motor boat racing season. The Lamb
Boat & Engine Company of Clinton, Iowa built a 1,558.6 cuin (25,541 cc
(5.25" x 6" (133.4 x 152.4 mm)) engine for the company's 32-foot Lamb IV.
It weighed in at 2,114 pounds (959 kg). No weight is known for the massive
3,463.6 cuin (56,758 cc) (7" x 7.5" (177.8 x 190.5 mm)) F-head engine built
by the Orleans Motor Company. Output is quoted as "nearly 400 bhp (300
By 1914, when Panhard built two 2,356.2 cuin (38,611 cc) (5" x 10" (127 x
254 mm)) engines with four-valve cylinder heads the V12 was well
established in motor boat racing.
In automobiles, V12 engines have not been common due to their complexity
and cost. They are used almost exclusively in expensive sports and luxury
cars because of their power, smoother operation and distinctive sound.
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NRE Encounters Black Hole While Testing Engine. 2500 HP 632CI BBC. Nelson Racing Engines. Camaro.
This is an unusual NRE Dyno room visit. First, this
beast broke the Dyno
again. Second, this engine is one of the meanist engines Tom has ever
designed. Tom has to go to extreme measures to test this extreme horsepower engine. Then
there is the issue of the encounter with the Black Hole. Man that is
crazy! The City of Chatsworth seems to have questions. Its not our fault!
We usually upload new videos on Friday when available so you can look for
them. The uploader in chief is out of town this Friday. Look for a new
car video on friday about two weeks from now. More information can be
found at http://nelsonracingengines.com as well as
http://nelsonsupercars.com. For media production go to
http://VeritasMovieStudio.com. Take a look on Google for, TRYHRD
Australia, our Customer's beast. NRE TV episode 177.
Larry Ketterlings P-51 Engine
Geared Drives FWF engine package for P-51 at idle and run up very
conservatively since we were testing ignition only and there was no prop
installed. Note how smoothly the engine transitions from low RPM to higher
RPM. Nice rumbling sound through the short custom Exhaust, volume increased via the collector with
baffling within to provide back pressure and guard against shock cooling