Engine builders looking for cost-effective components for newly constructed engines or overhauls have some additional options thanks to Engine Components, Inc. The San Antonio, Texas-based company has introduced a new idler gear assembly for the O-540 series engines, further expanding its catalog of items for the six-cylinder engines.
This new gear, which carries an FAA-PMA (parts manufacturer approval) stamp, joins the wide range of components for the 540 series. It is among the more than 70 new part numbers, and one of more than 360 components the company makes for this engine family.
For more information, visit ECI's website.
TCM said more than a year ago that it wanted to get an aerodiesel into its product line and now it has one. The company bought diesel technology already developed from a European source and is forging ahead with its own program.
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AvWeb's Paul Bertorelli is in Mobile, Alabama, at the Teledyne Continental Motors headquarters for an alternative fuels summit. Here is the first of his reports:
Teledyne Continental says it's bullish on piston-engines that burn Jet A and today in the company's Mobile skunk works, it took the wraps off the project for a group of visiting journalists. It's a 230-horsepower four-cylinder, four-cycle design that’s readily scalable to a six-cylinder version with up to 350 hp, a power range that will clearly match TCM's products on the gasoline side.
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Well, not really. But we found this project while practicing a little work avoidance (ah, that would be research) here at the KITPLANES world headquarters. It is a nine-cylinder radial engine made up of Honda XR600 dirtbike cylinders and heads. Continue reading "New Honda Aircraft Engine Breaks Cover"
DeltaHawk will be the first to admit they've been plodding along on the diesel engine certification project like...forever. Actually, it's been 14 years. But they think they'll have a production engine available this year. Here's KITPLANES editor Marc Cook with an update.
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Aircraft engine development isn't exactly a major growth industry, but we do see new products from time to time. At Sun 'n Fun, KITPLANES editor Marc Cook talked to Gus Warren about the unique, lightweight UL Power engine for LSAs and kit airplanes.
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