More Rotax 915iS

Rotax 915iS
The new 915iS has garnered a lot of interest

Here are a few - random - tidbits and photos of the just announced Rotax 915iS turbo engine.

The gearbox internal details are not announced at this point, but the PSRU is 50mm longer than the 912iS base model. It also includes a new vibration dampening system of unspecified design; overall the torque capacity of the PSRU is said to be much greater than on the 912iS. Continue reading "More Rotax 915iS"

Glasair Aviation Announces Turbocharged, Carbon-Fiber Sportsman TC

Glasair Aviation's Sportsman TC in flight.

Looking to inject new performance into the established Sportsman design, Glasair Aviation has created a new model by installing a turbocharged, 180-horsepower engine and making the switch from fiberglass to carbon fiber in the fuselage structure. The airplane's traditional cro-moly steel-tube frame remains as before, though strategically beefed up to accommodate an increase in maximum-gross weight.

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