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Updated: Jan-07 Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL Aircraft: Cozy MK-IV (stretched) Engine: 13B Cosmo Turbo:No More Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS EC2/EM2 PRSU:Auto bellhousing with Tracy's RD-1C Gear Box Stage of Development/Hours Flown:First flight was Easter day 2006. Flies beautifuly. Now with 10 flight hours Completion Year:2006 Comments:Tracy's EFI all the way http://tinyurl.com/dcy36
Updated: May-01 Hometown: Matthews NC Aircraft: RV-6A Engine: 13B, 4-port with high compression rotors. 1991 Turbo Block 13B sans Turbo. Street Ported Turbo:No Plugs:Up EFI:RWS PRSU:Ross 2.85:1 Stage of Development/Hours Flown:300 + hrs Completion Year:1998 Comments:His airplane won best auto installation at Sun-n-Fun 2000 See his installation details in Contact! magazine. Also in the May 01 RV-ator.
Updated: Feb-00 Hometown: Puyallup, WA Aircraft: RV-6 Engine: 13B - Custom engine by Atkins Aviation Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:Atkins Aviation PRSU:Ross - Atkins modified Stage of Development/Hours Flown:500+ hrs. Completion Year:199? Comments:Our webpage is www.atkinsrotary.com we have a Q and A section where you can see past Questions and the Answers. Some have been asked from the Emails we recieve and some are from the forums and Airshows, which I have attended.
Updated: Feb-03 Hometown: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada Aircraft: RV-9E (for Endurance (89usg fuel capacity)) Engine: 13b, '86 Turbo:most likley Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flew on Sept 1, 2003 Completion Year:2003 Comments:Converted outboard leading edge into fuel tanks for an additional 34usg and wingtips for another 14usg. Stock tanks are 36usg. All tanks are fed to a 5usg header tank. My goal of 7usg/hr fuel burn, will give me a range of 2300 statute miles. Has anybody crossed the Big Puddle with a rotary yet? http://www3.telus.net/haywire/RV-9/C-FSTB.htm
Updated: Apr-01 Hometown: Connecticut Aircraft: RV6A Slider Engine: 13B, from Bruce Turrentine Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:Ross, with own 2.85:1 thrust mod. Stage of Development/Hours Flown:7 hrs Flying Time Completion Year:2000 Comments:1. High Oil temp. I found the oil cooler bypass valve stuck. 2. Noise. I have not yet found a solution. Grand Rapid Technology engine monitor modified to tell me H2O rather than CHT. Used Bloc for block oil temp and PanO for the Pan temperature. Prop is great, I am using a Prince Prop. email at him at Propellers@aol.com I am getting 1800 fpm climb at 120kts. So far Oil temp has limited high speed runs. Have started to see some oil seal leak from the Ross drive. N596JB
Ian and Irene Beadle
Updated: Jan-01 Hometown: Western Australia Aircraft: RV-7A Engine: 13B, street ported Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI: PRSU:Ross 2.85 Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying Completion Year:2000 and again in 2006 Comments:It is a lot smoother and quieter than the 180 lyc I have been training on with about the same performance. Maybe when I get the temps in control I will do some high speed runs and shave the chord on the prop to get 7000 RPM. … Ian is a repeat offender. His First RV-6 crashed due to a burst water hose, but he re-built it in record time and is not flying his RV-7 with a rotary engine
Updated: Jul-07 Hometown: chappells s.c. Aircraft: Lancair ES Engine: 20B Turbo:Single Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS RD-1B Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flew Once, working out non-engine issues Completion Year:2004 Comments:
Updated: Jul-06 Hometown: Angier, NC Aircraft: Cozy MKIV Engine: 13BT 1989-91 JDM Engine, All of the mods recommended by Tracy. Building custom low profile intake. Turbo:Stock Turbo Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS - EC2 PRSU:RWS - RD1B Stage of Development/Hours Flown:First Flight May 19, 2004 41 hours TT Completion Year:2004 Comments:Will be replacing the stock turbo with a T04. Already have the manifold, turbo, and wastegate.
Updated: Feb-00 Hometown: Tyler, Texas Aircraft: Air Command Mazda Tandem w/ 30' RAF blades Engine: 12A Turbo: Plugs: EFI: PRSU:Ross 2.85:1 Stage of Development/Hours Flown:720 hrs Completion Year:1993 Comments:
Updated: Feb-04 Hometown: Regina, Sk. Canada Aircraft: Glastar Engine: 13B, 1988 NA/ 6 port. Not much from stock except contouring ports and oil bypass as per Tracy's book Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS RD-1A Stage of Development/Hours Flown:First flight 11/03, very happy with the results so far Completion Year:2003 Comments:lots of photos at http://eaa154.dhs.org/perry Also have a Renesis engine that I'm preparing for aircraft use either as a power upgrade to the Glastar (floats) or a new project (perhaps a RV10)
Updated: Oct-05 Hometown: NAPA,CA. 94558 Aircraft: RV-8 Engine: POWERSPORT 215 WITH MT 3BLADE. MAINLY FOLLOWED POWERSPORT RECOMENDATIONS WITH SOME MODS IN THE COWLING,BAFFLING ,OIL AND AIRCOOLING,EXHAUST AND MUFFLER Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:Powersport ECU PRSU:Powersport Stage of Development/Hours Flown:100 HRS,WORKING ON MUFFLER/SOUND/POWER/FUEL EFFICIENCY Completion Year:38078 Comments:WE HAVE TWO RV8S IDENTICLE EXCEPT FOR N NUMBER AND PAINT/INTERIOR WE HAVE EXPERIENCED SUPERIOR ACCELERATION AND RESPONSIVENESS WITH THIS INSTALATION IE LIFTOFF @170',CLIMB TO 10000' IN 6'37"@112 KIAS CRUISE SPEEDS @5750 ERPM 2500PRPM 8000',170KIAS/195MPH/222CAS WITH 12.2GPH. WE THINK WE CAN TWEAK THESE NLUMBERS ANOTHER 4% ESPECIALLY IN THE FUEL EFFICEINCY. WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.
Updated: Oct-05 Hometown: Mobile, AL Aircraft: SQ2000 canard pusher with gull-wing doors and IFR panel Engine: 13b Stock cast iron manifold with short exhaust pipe. Conversion Concepts motor mount, CandR Racing radiator, stock Mazda oil cooler. Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:Atkins fuel and EFI system. MicroTech ECU. PRSU:Ross 2.17:1 Stage of Development/Hours Flown:First flight December 11, 2004 Completion Year:38322 Comments:Sadly, Paul was killed when his plane crashed due to a fuel system issue. These were his comments about his plane and the rotary: 3-blade Performance prop. IFR with Dynon EFIS. Great flight characteristics, smooth running engine with excellent cooling. Temps will cool during climb. Plenty of room under the cowling for the rotary engine. Absolutely love the rotary engine behind my SQ2000. So much smoother than my Lycoming. This SQ2000 has gull-wing doors, Velocity fixed main gear, Jack Wilhelmson noselift, center console flight controls and Velocity front seats. Very comfortable, fast long range aircraft, with 69 gallons of fuel. Empty weight came in at 1150 pounds. Currently building up a street ported 4-port with NA rotors for more power. Engine always starts in 2 or 3 blades. Aircraft is flying in primer, will paint after I have a little more fun with it.
Updated: Aug-03 Hometown: Sorel-Tracy, QC, Canada Aircraft: Zenair Zenith C.H.200 Engine: 13B, 1986, Flywheel lightened to 17 lbs, homebuilt intake and exhaust manifolds. Homebuilt Intake Manifold and exhaust.Mazda 1985 Ignition System. Racing Beat Aluminum Main Drive and Alternator 2-Sheave Pulleys. Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:Holley Pro-Jection Fuel Injection System, 2-injector and throtle body PRSU:Homebuilt, based on Richard Finch 1986 design. Cog Belt.2.105:1 stepdown ratio Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying since October 1990. 176 hours Air Time. Completion Year:Flying since October 1990, (not completed yet) Comments:A homebuilt aircraft is never done! For more information see the flyrotary web page (see links)
Updated: Feb-02 Hometown: Norwood Ontario Canada Aircraft: Bakeng Deuce Engine: 13B with 74X56 wood prop Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:distributer ignition PRSU:truck tranny 2.25:1 reduction drive Stage of Development/Hours Flown:50 hours in the air Completion Year:1998, origionally with Lyc Comments:Pictures at www.pipcom.com/~cowcam/deucepics.html Addendum: This aircraft status is curretnly unknown but probably no longer flying with a rotary.
Updated: Feb-02 Hometown: Bell, FL Aircraft: RV-4 Engine: 13B Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:1250 + hours Completion Year:1994 Comments:Real World Solutions, provides conversion manual, EFI/Ignition controller, PSRU, newsletter... advise, innovation and support. See his webpage at www.rotaryaviation.com
Updated: Feb-02 Hometown: Navarre, FL Aircraft: RV-3B Engine: 13B, The engine was a new "generator" engine, and it has been modified by Bruce Turrentine for 9.7 compression, in additiion to all the other recommended mods. Turbo:Yes, turbo-normalizing with a stock 89-91 turbo Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS RD-1B Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Initial flying with 'BUC' Completion Year:2003 Comments:
Updated: Feb-02 Hometown: Aircraft: Viper (heavily modified Velosity) Engine: 20B Turbo:Yes Plugs:Standard EFI: PRSU:Ross Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying Completion Year:2000 Comments:3-bladed wood prop. Pictures at http://www.robjohnson.com/brice/viper.html
Updated: Feb-02 Hometown: Pima, AZ Aircraft: RV-6 Engine: 13B, 6-port Turbo:No Plugs:Up EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS RD-1A Stage of Development/Hours Flown:180 hrs Completion Year:2000 Comments:http://www.zekes.com/~chuck/rv6main.html
Updated: May-05 Hometown: Granbury, TX Aircraft: RV-6 Engine: 13B, 1988 with standard Tracy mods. No porting. Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS RD-1A Stage of Development/Hours Flown:350 hours. Modified the intake and gained enough power that I had to open up the cowl flap to handle the heat. We have been to Seattle and Tampa. Won "Outstanding Aircraft - Homebuilt" at Sun n Fun (Our first fly-in!) Completion Year:37422 Comments:www.weslick.com/RV6index.htm - I have followed the literature for several years now, and most of what I read early on led me to believe that 'plugs right', (sorry) would be desireable in that the engine was designed that way, and I don't feel smarter than the guys that designed it. I enlarged the oil jets in the rotors just slightly, blocked the oil thermo in the eccentric shaft, and did a little work in the housings around the plug areas in the water jacket. Rotor housings are new from Mazdatrix, as the two engines I tore down both had bad surfaces near the edge. One end housing is new and the center and rear housings were resurfaced by Mazdatrix. New rotor tip seals, and the usual assortment of seals and gaskets, and the interior is (hopefully) pretty much like new.
Updated: Feb-02 Hometown: Germany Aircraft: Sirius-2, Fanliner and Fantrainer Engine: Midwest (I think) Turbo:On some Designs Plugs:n/a EFI: PRSU:Direct Drive ducted fans Stage of Development/Hours Flown:3 designs Flying and one in development Completion Year:?? Comments:This German Aircraft designer has several designs based on Wankel engines. Follow this link for pictures of the flying aircraft and great links to Wankel motors and aviation (in German): http://www.der-wankelmotor.de/Flugzeuge/RFB/rfb.html
Updated: Aug-03 Hometown: Evans, CO Aircraft: Engine: 13B Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:10hrs Completion Year:2002 Comments:See updates on Tracy's Site
Updated: Oct-00 Hometown: Schaumberg, IL Aircraft: Glas Star Engine: 13B Turbo:No Plugs:Up EFI: PRSU:Ross Stage of Development/Hours Flown:19 hrs Completion Year:2000 Comments:Two Airconditioning cores behind nose intakes. Plumbed in series. Standard Mazda oil cooler, says he thinks the Ford Probe oil cooler is the same. Oil cooler mounted horizontally across the chin, has slot type opening in the chin to send air to the oil cooler. Says it cools okay now, had to change the radiator hoses from braided AN type to rubber Auto-type (larger diameter) to get it to cool. Burns premix oil-gas. Oil drain from ross re-drive comes out the bottom, and then snakes bact to the top of his plugs up oil pan. Said he had a restrictor hole in the feed to prevent 'too much ' oil being fed to psru, which caused seal leakage.
Updated: Feb-02 Hometown: Lees Burg Florida Aircraft: Fugi Engine: Twin 13B's Turbo:Yes Plugs: EFI: PRSU: Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying Completion Year:?? Comments:
Updated: Aug-06 Hometown: Vista, CA (near San Diego) Aircraft: Velocity RG Engine: 20B,Custom induction and exhaust,oil pan,ignition Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying off Initial Hours Completion Year:2006 Comments:http://members.cox.net/alg3/airplane.htm
Updated: Feb-95 Hometown: Roanoke, TX Aircraft: Long-EZ Engine: 13B Turbo:No Plugs:Up EFI:No PRSU:Ross Stage of Development/Hours Flown:76 hrs Completion Year:1994 Comments:See his article in Contact!
Updated: Oct-08 Hometown: Aircraft: E-Racer Modified Fixed main Gear Engine: 13B, 1985 Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:bbl Carter carb PRSU:RWS RD-1A replaced the RX-7 5 spd. transmission Stage of Development/Hours Flown:500+ hrs Completion Year:1998 Comments:Sadly, George passed away in 2007. His plane was sold and now flies out of Brown Field in San Diego. See his website at http://freenet.buffalo.edu/~ca266/
Updated: Feb-00 Hometown: Redmond, WA Aircraft: Velocity RG Engine: 20B Turbo:Yes Plugs:Standard EFI:Microtech EMS PRSU:Ross (modified) Stage of Development/Hours Flown:10-20 flight hrs before spousal pressure forced him to put in a Lyc after 2 oil cooler failures. Completion Year:July '99 Comments:IVO Prop.
Updated: Aug-08 Hometown: Austin, TX (Ceader Park( Aircraft: RV-7A Engine: Renesis removed from wreck with 9,000 miles. Mods - Thermal pellet in crankshaft, Shon's oil injection, automobile intake and exhaust modified and used. I am using the stock RX-8 injectors and fuel rail, ignition coils, wires and plugs, alternator Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS-RD1C Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flown about 10 hours. Oil and water temps are a little high. Completion Year:2007 Comments:I used the James Shark intake cowl. An RX-7 oil cooler and a Griffin aluminum water rad.
Henry (Hank) Huddleston
Updated: Aug-03 Hometown: San Mateo, Ca. 94402 Aircraft: Lancair 235 Engine: 13B, 6 port (by Bruce Turrentyne) Turbo:No Plugs: EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying off hours and working out the bugs Completion Year:2003 Comments:I basically am looking for engine technology that is something later than 1935. It seems incredible to me that Lycoming and Continental have been building what is effectively the same engine for over 60 years and have not yet managed to produce one that does not result in several expensive AD's. All the while crying crocodile tears about lawyers and charging 2,000 percent markup on engines and parts. Example: A sodium filled exhaust valve for a Cummings diesel engine costs +/- $14.00. The same valve for a Lycoming is $290.00.
Updated: Feb-07 Hometown: Redmond, Wa Aircraft: Cozy MK IV Engine: 13B Turbo:For a little while Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:71 flight hours, then converted to Lyc Completion Year:2006 Comments:Had a beautiful installation but lost an Atkins Apex seal and did a 1-rotor landing. Decided to change out to a Lycoming
Updated: Aug-06 Hometown: Granbury, TX Aircraft: RV-6A Engine: 13B-REW Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS RD-1C Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying off Phase One Completion Year:2006 Comments:Dual fuel Pumps - tank return. 550 pri. & 42# Secondary injectors
Thomas W. James (Tommy)
Updated: Jul-03 Hometown: Statesville, NC Aircraft: Glastar Engine: Mazda 13B, NA, We made the motor mount, induction/ exhaust systems, alternator bracket, radiator brackets, oil cooler brackets from scratch. Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS RD1, 2.17:1 Stage of Development/Hours Flown:First flight 7/03 Completion Year:2003 Comments:The engine project is more challenging than the airframe kit. But the first flight was very gratifying. Thanks the the Rotary Discussion groups for all the invaluable help.
Updated: Sep-00 Hometown: Aircraft: Long EZ Engine: 13B Turbo:Supercharged Plugs: EFI:RWS PRSU:Ross Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying Completion Year:?? Comments:
Updated: Jun-05 Hometown: Port St Lucie, FL Aircraft: RV-9A Engine: 13B, street ported and built by Bruce Turrintine Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:First flight today without significant issue Completion Year:2005 Comments:See updates on rotaryaviation.com under recent events, Bernie Kerr 9A project.
Updated: Jul-08 Hometown: Placerville, CA Aircraft: MSK6 - My own design Engine: 20B w/NA rotors Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:Ross Castings Totaly Redesigned Stage of Development/Hours Flown:257 Hr. 252 Hrs. on a 13B 5Hrs. on the 20B Completion Year:2003 Comments:http://www.netlynx.us/sahobby Marginal cooling on water side but smallest radiator Tracy has seen anyone attempt.Stock oil cooler doing outstanding.
Updated: Feb-00 Hometown: Toronto, Canada Aircraft: Lancair 235 Engine: 13B Turbo:No Plugs:Up EFI:SDS PRSU:Ross 2.17:1 Stage of Development/Hours Flown:55 hrs Completion Year:34870 Comments:Maintains the plus up website, see link on this homepage
Updated: Feb-08 Hometown: Bas-Cap-Pelé, NB, Canada Aircraft: Glass Goose Engine: Renisis. Turbo:No but used to run 1989 13b stock turbo and manifold, stock intercooler Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS RD-1A Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Have 10 hrs flying with 13B but switche out for a Renisis, will fly again this summer. Completion Year:2004 Comments:
Updated: Jun-03 Hometown: Aircraft: Falconair Engine: 13B Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:100hrs Completion Year:2002 Comments:See Picture on Tracy's Site. "The engine made a lot of power. I took off at 80 and climbed over 1000 fpm at 4000 rpm. I leveled out at 1000 ft and closely monitored the oil temp. It was 88 degrees Celsius - good. Climbed to 2000 feet - throttled back a little more just to be cautious. Circled the airport for about 15 minutes. Landed at 65 - 70 - good landing. There was a little cross wind. It was so powerful - lots of torque - I had to hold lots of left rudder on climb out, which surprised me."
Updated: Feb-02 Hometown: Clearwater, FL Aircraft: RV-3 Engine: 13B, 1986 Turbo:no Plugs:Standard EFI:3 Mikuni carbs, with Tracy's ignition PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:380 flying hours Completion Year:2000 Comments:Changed from Ross to RWS PSRU at 326 hours.
Updated: Apr-08 Hometown: San Diego, CA Aircraft: RV-6 Engine: 13B, '91 Turbo II that I re-built myself. I also paid $3500 for an 'new' engine from Atkins but it was junk. Turbo:Modified Series 5 Turbo and housing with TO4 Turbine, TO4 60-1 Compressor, ported and always-open waste gate, modified stock turbine housing to make it all fit. Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS - EC2 PRSU:RWS RD-1B Stage of Development/Hours Flown:260 hours. Completion Year:First flight July 4, 2004 Comments:Cooling issues now all solved. Switched to an overpitched 3-blade prop. Slower performance but worth it in terms of smoothness. I put this roster together so we could find each other and so those who may be thinking about an alternative might be encouraged to put in a rotary. I am convinced that if people only understood the rotary would be even more popular. Thanks to Tracy Crook (and RWS), Everett Hatch), Ed Anderson, Paul Lamar and all those who have helped me 'see the light.'
Updated: May-07 Hometown: Alexandria, MN Aircraft: RV-8 Engine: 13B, Turbo rotor housings Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:55 hours May 2007 Completion Year:2006 Comments:See pictures on Tracys website Sirocco water radiator, stock oil cooler mounted below engine. Wedge air intake exits bottom of cowl.
Updated: Nov-06 Hometown: Westfield, MA Aircraft: Dyke Delta Engine: 13B, Atkins built with short intake. Turbo:N Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:Ross Stage of Development/Hours Flown:First flight today without significant issue Completion Year:2006 Comments:The flight could not have gone any better and the aircraft and engine could not have performed more flawlessly than they did. After almost 11 years in the making and over 8000 hours of building time this was the day I dreamed of and it was better than I ever imagined.
Updated: Jan-95 Hometown: Avondale, AZ Aircraft: Custom, 2-place gyroplane Engine: 13B Turbo:No Plugs: EFI:No PRSU:Ross 2.85:1 Stage of Development/Hours Flown:2700 + hrs Completion Year:1994 Comments:See his article in Contact!
Updated: Mar-08 Hometown: Aircraft: Gyrocopter Engine: 12A Turbo:no Plugs:Standard EFI:Carb PRSU:Ross Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Many hours flown Completion Year:Many years ago Comments:
Updated: Aug-03 Hometown: McMinnville, Oregon Aircraft: Duckt (Long-EZ) Engine: 13B, '86 NA, with '93 front parts and thrust bearings Turbo:Not for Now Plugs:Standard EFI:Stock Mazda EFI PRSU:Direct Drive Stage of Development/Hours Flown:410 hrs Completion Year:1999 Comments:See my website at http://www.ductedfan.com
Updated: Feb-00 Hometown: Caledon, Ont. Canada Aircraft: RV 6 Engine: 13B Turbo: Plugs:Up EFI: PRSU:Ross 2.17-1 Stage of Development/Hours Flown:73 HRS. Completion Year:Oct '98 Comments:I had not retired yet and owned my own business with machining and welding equip.,the motor was new , cheap and smooth as compared to a Lycosauruse. My freind Neil Kruiswyk also had a 13B in his Lancair 235 I was impressed, but I guess I really chose the engine because most people at the Brampton Flying Club said you had to be nuts to put any auto engine in a airplane and I'm just ornery enough to prove them wrong. Addendum: Jim Sold his plane and it later crashed due to reason unclear to me. (I think weather related).
Updated: Feb-00 Hometown: Elgin Aircraft: Air Command Tandem Gyroplane Engine: 13B Turbo: Plugs: EFI: PRSU:New Horizons planetary reduction unit with 2.85 ratio. Stage of Development/Hours Flown:250 hours Completion Year:1998 Comments:Engine has custom exhaust system, webber 48 dcoe side draft with Atkins intake. Engine was built by Atkins and has proven flawless.
Updated: Mar-03 Hometown: Bakersfield, CA Aircraft: Coot A Engine: 13B Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI: PRSU:Welter belt drive Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Rebuilding wings Completion Year:2003 Comments:Also Plan to install rotary on a Bearhawk
Updated: Mar-08 Hometown: Wildwood, MO Aircraft: Viggenite Engine: 13B Turbo:no Plugs:Standard EFI:Ellison Throttle Body replaced the 4 Kawasaki 750 carbs PRSU:Ross 2.17 Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying, currently 22 hours Completion Year:2005 Comments:http://home.earthlink.net/~olyolson1/index.html has pictures and specs
Updated: Aug-03 Hometown: Prescott, AZ Aircraft: Lancair ES Engine: 20B Turbo:Garrett TE-06 from an IO-520 Plugs:Standard EFI:MicroTec PRSU:Modified Ross redrive with 3' shorter bellhousing with thrust bearings and improved lubrication Stage of Development/Hours Flown:60 hours as of 8-5-03 Completion Year:2003 Comments:40 hour Phase I FAA testing completed 7-26-03 Flew to Oshkosh AirVenture 2003. Turbo can produce 30 inches all the way up to 17,000 feet. Cooling fine. Needs a bigger prop.
Updated: Feb-07 Hometown: Kissimmee Aircraft: Long EX Engine: 13B, 1987, intake is like Tracy's with cutdown mazda throttle body Turbo:n Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RD-1A Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Now with 10 flight hours. Completion Year:2006 Comments:It is a work in progress
Updated: Sep-00 Hometown: Wisconson Aircraft: RV-6A Engine: 13B, Peripheral Port Turbo:no Plugs:standard EFI:Powersport PRSU:Powersport Stage of Development/Hours Flown:200+ hrs Completion Year:2000 Comments:Probably the cleanest installation around. See their website (link on links page). They used to sell firewall forward packages for this 210 hp engine, but eventually went out of business.
Updated: Oct-06 Hometown: Sterling, VA Aircraft: RV-7A Engine: 13B Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying 50 hours Completion Year:2006 Comments:
Updated: Apr-01 Hometown: Georga Aircraft: Cozy MK II Engine: 13B Turbo:TO4 with intercooler Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flew for a while with the Turbo 13B then switched to a jet engine. Completion Year:2001 Comments:See his excellent website at http://www.bluemountainavionics.com/greg/aircraft.html. Tons of great information there, Greg is a very interesting guy.
Updated: Feb-07 Hometown: Aircraft: Lancair ES Engine: 20B Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying off Initial Hours Completion Year:2006 Comments:Flying fine, working on a hydraulic c/s prop to work with Tracy's gear drive. That will replace the IVO Magnum that they are currently using.
Updated: Jan-95 Hometown: Alaska Aircraft: Piper Super Cub Engine: 13B Turbo: Plugs: EFI: PRSU:Ross 2.85:1 Stage of Development/Hours Flown:40 + hrs (unknown) Completion Year:1995 Comments:Performance equal to O-360
Updated: Jul-04 Hometown: Fort Atkinson, WI Aircraft: Velosity Elite RG Engine: 13B Periforal Port by Powersport Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:Powersoprt PRSU:Powersport Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying Completion Year:2003 Comments:See a picture at http://www.eaa.org/homebuilders/list/Velocity%20RG%20Elite_Schiferl.asp
Updated: Jul-04 Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL - LNA Aircraft: Cozy MK IV Engine: 13BREW, '93 with street porting and 3mm seals Turbo:91 Stock single stage Plugs:Standard EFI:Lamar cast intake, bends and runners seperate left and right tank pumps, filters and feeds to the rail electrical solenoid switched return PRSU:RWS RD2A Stage of Development/Hours Flown:8 hours flown… and counting Completion Year:Spring 2004 Comments:Turbo engine with high compression rotors. Two stock '93 oil coolers. See his excellent website at http://canardaviation.com/cozy
Updated: Sep-08 Hometown: Lockhart, TX Aircraft: Lancair ES Engine: I used a n/a 20B with custom oil pan, intake, exhaust and converted to Renesis style CAS. RWS gearbox and a 76" M/T 3-blade electric c/s prop. Turbo:No More, but maybe later Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS with EM2 PRSU:RWS RD-1C Stage of Development/Hours Flown:First flight completed 8/23/07. Flew great with lots of power, very smooth but a bit loud. Completion Year:8//2007 Comments:Off-the-shelf intake and exhaust would be very helpful. Using dual batteries and dual alternators. Love the simplicity of the rotary engine. The 20B is a great engine with lots of power. The only problem I encountered was borderline cooling, which has been resolved, and finding a muffler that will hold up to the rotary's beatings.
Updated: Oct-03 Hometown: Aircraft: RV-4 Engine: 13B Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:50hrs Completion Year:2002 Comments:I had the first flight in my plane yesterday. It was great-however compared To my 65 Hp fly baby- the rate of climb on the RV-4 feels like getting shot from a gun. I had no problems with the engine or redrive. The plane just feels very agile, I just love the way it zips off to 2000 feet in no time. Anyway, I love my rotary engine.
Updated: Jan-00 Hometown: Clinton, Utah Aircraft: Christavia Mk4, (highwing taildragger) Engine: 13B, 1987 Turbo:No Plugs:up EFI:Carb: MA 4-5 ( off a Lyc O-360 ) PRSU:Ross 2.85:1 Stage of Development/Hours Flown:350 hrs Completion Year:1994 Comments:Propellor: 350+ hours on a 4-blade Warp Drive. Currently testing a 3-blade IVO This is a great system.
Updated: Feb-02 Hometown: Camas WA Aircraft: Coot Engine: 13B with street tear porting, 3mm apex seals, ceramic coated rotors and I also taper clearance cut the sides of the rotors Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI: 51mm Weber carb with mixture control PRSU:is a cog belt unit that I make and sell Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Over 500 hrs Completion Year:1995 Comments: I am also building my second plane that will be a high bred coot and this photo that I am sending is the engine package that will be on it, I installed it on my present coot and did 11 hrs of flight testing on it, it has clutches on both engines so that I can take off with both and shut the Rotax down for cruise or fire it up if the Mazda were to quit, the Rotax is a 670 snowmobile engine that puts out 125 hp. Other photos of my coot are on my web site. http://homepage.mac.com/rotarycoot/
Updated: Jun-03 Hometown: Albuquerque, NM Aircraft: BD-4 Engine: 13B by Bruce T. Turbo:No Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS 2.85:1 Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Flying Completion Year:2006 Comments:http://www.bobwhite-abq.com/
Updated: Aug-06 Hometown: Whitewater, WI Aircraft: W-8 Tailwind Engine: 13B, 1987 with standard RWS Mods Turbo:N Plugs:Standard EFI:RWS PRSU:RWS Stage of Development/Hours Flown:Took my original W-8-removed Cont. C-85-Modfied existing motor mount to accept 13B-will be on gear shortly-now comes all the plumbing Completion Year:2008 Comments:I first flew this W-8 in 1965-time for an engine change