Free Engine? Yes - but with a catch!

MWfly sent us news of their new competition--a chance for one lucky builder to win an engine for their project. The catch? They will be competing with other builders mounting similar MWfly engines. The winning design will be chosen by a jury picked by the company, and their engine purchase cost refunded. This is an international competition, and is certainly a unique and interesting marketing idea. Ideally, it will encourage the use of the engine, and hopefully generate some new design applications. Continue reading "Free Engine? Yes - but with a catch!"

Tempest Introduces Easy Drain Oil Filter Drain Tool

Tempest Plus Marketing Group (TPMG) announced the immediate availability of the Tempest® Easy Drain oil filter drain tool--a product innovation specifically engineered to help owners and aviation maintenance technicians rethink the way they change their oil. Now, with the Easy Drain tool, routine maintenance is easier, faster, less messy, and less expensive. Continue reading "Tempest Introduces Easy Drain Oil Filter Drain Tool"

Front Seal Tool

How many of you have replaced the front crankshaft seal on a Lycoming engine? Yeah....I see a lot of hands up, which is what I figured. These seals can last the life of an engine, or be problematic children that seal and leak and get replaced a bunch of times in a short number of hours. My hypothesis is that it all has to do with how clean you get the bore. Or what adhesive you use. Or how you hold your tongue when you apply the sealant. Or... well, you get the point - probably a lot of things. Continue reading "Front Seal Tool"

Superior Air Parts Engine Management 101 Available as Free Flip-Book

Superior Air Parts is making its popular book, "Engine Management 101" available as a free flip-book download.

"We were overwhelmed by the response we received to Engine Management 101 at our forums during Oshkosh. We handed out every one of the 700 copies we had available to forum attendees throughout the week." Continue reading "Superior Air Parts Engine Management 101 Available as Free Flip-Book"

EPS Goes Experimental

There's no secret we're fans of the in-development Graflight V-8 currently under development by Engineered Propulsion Systems. A completely new flat-8, turbocharged diesel with gear reduction, water cooling and sophisticated engine management by Bosch, the EPS engine promises to move general aviation piston engine technology into the modern era in one gigantic step. Continue reading "EPS Goes Experimental"

Gnome Monosoupape 100 Rotary Engine

AirVenture must have 500 engines on display... real ones, mockups, and a few which are pure fantasy. Most are the same old thing in a different color.  However, here is one you do NOT see every day, a Gnome Monosoupape 100 rotary.

That's a rotary, not a radial; The crankshaft is fixed to the airframe, while the crankcase and cylinders whirl around with the propeller. Not cheap, but perfect for your trusty Sopwith, or with an Oberursel data plate, an early Fokker. They're available brand new from Classic Aero Machining Services of New Zealand.  For more information, visit www.kipaero.com