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Old 04-03-2013, 08:08 AM
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Amazing engine...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3_YW...e_gdata_player
Old 04-03-2013, 08:53 AM
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That is pretty impressive! Wonder what the advantages are, most diesels weigh more the a gasser. Did you note how thick the cylinder sleeves were? Beautiful piece of machinery!!
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More info, look here..

http://www.red-aircraft.com/projects/flight-tests/
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Looked and looked no weight listed. Nothing to reference it to, but thought it would be interesting! Beautiful workmanship!
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That is pretty impressive! Wonder what the advantages are, most diesels weigh more the a gasser. Did you note how thick the cylinder sleeves were? Beautiful piece of machinery!!


I can only assume the advantages are the same as that in cars. More economical per mile (assuming the extra weight does not negate this). More torque and easier to start in the cold and more reliable.....
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Diesel require pre-heated in cold weather to get the cylinder chambers hot enough to cause the combustion the fuel. I image it take more energy to do this the to drive the starter on a gasser!
Old 05-11-2013, 08:08 AM
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with conventional piston and even turbine aircraft engines we pre heat them at temps anywhere around or below zero anyway. i bet this thing would start easier than a cold soaked lycoming.
Old 09-13-2013, 11:26 AM
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only 500 hp but i bet over 1200 foot lbs. did you see how fast it accelerated that plane? pretty quick
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Prop rotates opposite convention. Left rudder instead of right to compensate for P-factor and torque. It would definitely keep a pilot on his toes!
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Biggest reason for diesel engine is because aviation fuel is very hard to get in some parts of the world and can cost as much as $20 a gallon. Diesel or jet fuel (both are about the same thing) are widely available.
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Decades ago, we had a club Cessna 140. In really cold weather, the starter was marginal, and it was impossible to successfully "prop" a cold engine.
The FBO wanted about $20 to preheat the aircraft, so we figured out another method.
One of the club members had a Corvair with a gas fired heater, much like the VW Beatles option in later years.
A piece of wood in a side window and a couple of flexible insulated air ducts solved the problem quite nicely.

I seem to remember that diesel engines were used on a German WWII transport/bomber (Condor?) (The plane was too lightly constructed to have much of a payload, but it had a lot of range.)
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According to Wikipedia, the Blohm & Voss BV 138, Blohm & Voss Ha 139, Blohm & Voss BV 222, Dornier Do 18,Dornier Do 26and the Junkers Ju 86 all flew with various versions ofthe Jumo 205 through 207 diesel engines.
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Look great engine, This plane made for military right?

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