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 June 21, 2005
HPA's TT62 twin Centurion 350 HP: The GA Aircraft of the Future
If you want to see a truly amazing plane, visit http://www.hp-aircraft.de/edoc/news.html#optimzing to get acquainted with the TT62 and its manufacturer the High Performance Aircraft Company in Germany. The TT62 has 2 Thielert 350 HP V-8's located in-board and actuating, through transmission drives, two propellers positioned where turbojets are in a business jet. It is flying since 2/05, cruises at 240 Knots at 20,000 ft and has a standard range of 1,700 NM consuming around 18Gal./h. (Yes, 18 Gallons…Cessna, Piper and Beech, wake up, here is the future: America to Europe in 3 legs and back with less than 800 gallons of jetfuel.) It will constitute an interesting low cost alternative to the new minibusiness jets popping around everywhere. The other application of the 350HP sofar is a private German STC program for a Beech Duke.
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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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