News, facts, and comments on the coming revolution for piston-engine aircraft.
In 1998, one diesel engine flew on a converted airplane for the first time since 1945. Today, close to 4,000 singles and twins are flying. This is the beginning of a worldwide trend which will eventually allow a rebirth of the piston-engined aircraft, around new specs and new missions.
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News of August 26, 2003
Flights and such from July
On July 18 Maule Aircraft flew for the first time their MX7 with diesel SMA engine. The plane flew to Oshkosh and was exhibited. Observed performances: Climb to 7,000 ft. in 8 minutes; cruise 125 knots.
New gasoline engines will compete with diesel: Bombardier Recreational Products announced that its two new engines of 189 c. u. rated respectively at 220HP and 300HP have successfully run for 7,000 hours. These gasoline engines are fully FADEC equipped and will be running on Mogas. They will compete with the new generation of diesel engines. Honda Motors is completing development of a 6-liter, opposite cylinder, 225HP gasoline engine, Mogas run, which is being tested on a Cessna Skymaster. Decision to initiate production will be made later this year.
Zoche Aero-Diesel of Germany has been developing a radial two-stroke diesel for many years. They now announce the expect to obtain FAA and JAA certifications in 2004.
OMF Aircraft of Germany, manufacturer of two-seater Symphony 160 high wing, reported the first flight of Symphony with the Thielert Centurion 1.7 liter diesel liquid-cooled engine, on July 9.
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Every month: news, facts, and comments on the coming revolution for piston-engines aircrafts between 130 and 400 HP: Retrofitting a diesel engine to run on Jetfuel or Kerosene, reduce Gallons/Hour by some 30%, eliminate ignition systems (magnetos, spark plugs) and their problems, eliminate mixture control, increase TBO to 2,400-3,000 hours, increase performance between 6,000 and 12,500 ft., and drastically reduce Operating Costs.
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