Roger Followell's Geared Drives LS1 Engine for Legendary P-51
Bud Warren starts the Geared Drives the LS1 Chevrolet firewall forward
engine package with Geared Drives PSRU prior to delivery to its owner,
Roger Followell. I heard the engine start up so I grabbed my camera...this
was the very first start and it did start first time. We are running it
gently since there is no load on the engine.
Osprey GP-5 Reno 2010
Here is a short clip of the V-8 powered homebuilt racer 'Osprey GP-5'.
After many years the plane finally made the trip to Reno only to have the
engine let go during a qualifying run. As can be seen in this clip, Lee
Behel managed to get the plane down in one peace, the plane should be back
to try again for the 2011 races. More info can be found here
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
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.
Rolls Royce Turbine Engine For Small Planes
A 300+ hp (flat rated) turbine that weighs well under 300 pounds designed
for small general aviation aircraft. Is this what the high-end piston
market has been waiting for? Pilots may be asking, and Mooney may have an
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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.
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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