I can cruise at 11,000 or 12,000 feet; I typically don’t go higher. Superchargers allow an aircraft engine to develop more power at a given altitude by boosting manifold pressure, typically with a centrifugal compressor. But if exhaust-driven forced induction is aviation’s norm, crankshaft-driven supercharging has quietly made inroads on Experimentals lately. With the Vortech blower, Bill now sees 26 to 27 inches at the same altitude and the same 2300 engine rpm, so he’s lightly boosted while cruising; call it 4 pounds. ... Assistant Motor Testing Engineer, War Department Bureau of Aircraft Production, Airplane Engineering Division, Experimental Engineering Section at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio. With the additional air, First, the pros. All of the knowledge gained through flight testing and research on rotary engines adapted for aircraft use was combined in an aircraft-engine prototype. The Ki-87 was developed in response to American B-29 Superfortress raids on the Home Islands. Others available. It emits water via three nozzles, and at first they spritzed a total of 7 gph of water/methanol mix. Sh 14 – 7-cylinder air-cooled radial Jumo 222 key engine program for German military aircraft: experimental 24-cylinder supercharged liquid-cooled "star" (6 banks, of 4 cylinders apiece) aircraft engine; nearly 300 examples built; Jumo 223 "box" engine made of four 207s; Jumo 224 "box" engine made of four 20's. In 2014 Bill ran the Rocket at Reno normalized (29 inches Hg) with the first-generation setup, qualifying at 264 mph. Read More. Durability was further enhanced by cryogenically treating the case, crankshaft, camshaft, cylinders, connecting rods, pistons, and piston rings. This worked well, but thinking it might have too much, Bill retreated to 9 gph. If this place was an airport…a guide to airport personalities. ... but “Y” was typically used for pre-production aircraft, while “X” was for experimental aircraft. Pages 369-371 have a couple of paragraphs that say: ... "Experimental version with turbo-supercharger. We’ll also note Bill’s and Dan’s blower installations are custom fitments and have no connection with Thomas’ work or Forced Aeromotive Technologies, which has also offered Vortech-based Lycoming and Continental kits for some years. The exhaust-driven supercharger, or turbocharger, seems to offer something for nothing, utilizing otherwise wasted heat energy from the engine’s exhaust to drive the supercharger, instead of the power-consuming geared method. In fact, Dan’s fitment uses some take-off parts from Bill’s earlier experiments, so this pair of supercharged Lycomings share some background. The supernormalizer system gives the 5000'-7000' of extra performance every airplane needs without the high maintenance costs of a heat producing turbocharger. First produced in 1952 and used in Korea, and retired in 1957. Welcome to this resource for owners of the experimental, homebuilt class of aircraft and for pilots of other general aviation and recreational flying machines. Engine management fell to another Canadian outfit, Ross Farnham’s Simple Digital Systems (SDS). Bill’s system thus automatically begins flowing at 28 inches, then linearly ramps up the water pressure until maximum flow is reached at 38 inches. All rights reserved worldwide. Jan 12, 2019 - Explore Hal Cohen's board "XP-72 Superbolt", followed by 941 people on Pinterest. Both Lycomings are boosted via Vortech centrifugal superchargers, giving us the chance to examine both 6- and 4-cylinder applications. Superchargers for Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond and Homebuilt Aircraft. Superchargers have no lag, they boost an engine at low RPM, they run at cooler temperatures than turbos, and they're relatively cheap in comparison to turbos (those turbines can get really expensive). Gary had opted for “the short 42 gallon fuel tanks, and Ralph helped me build an auxiliary 14-gallon tank in the luggage compartment,” notes Bill. Today he still writes for peanuts and flies for fun. The full potential of the supercharger should be realized from 12000' to mid teens. That proved not quite enough, so a quick nozzle change had the flow back at 11 gph. Greatly simplifying the installation, reducing many feet of bulky air ducting, and eliminating the cost of an air-to-air charge cooler (intercooler) is Bill’s reliance strictly on anti-detonation injection (ADI) for charge cooling. Crew chief Ralph Inkster removed the plenum cooling panel for the camera, revealing a visually conventional layout. For example, our test Cirrus was fastest at 8000' in a cruise setting prior to the supercharger. He’s sending the supercharger to Vortech for a different impeller (“trim” in blower-speak). Bill echoes what we’ve heard from other racers: Correct ADI flow is typically 20 to 25% of fuel flow, so one should initially jet the ADI system accordingly and fine tune from there empirically. Print Email. Here the supercharger is just out of frame to the right, the throttle body is gold anodized at bottom, and the blower bypass discharge is handled by the orange SCAT tubing. Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, by René J. Francillon, Naval Institute Press, ISBN 0-87021-313-X, ©1970. As we’ve seen on other racers, ADI is an effective air chiller. That yields CHTs just below 400 F at race power. Supercharging decreases the knock tendencies in compression ignition engines. Forced Aeromotive has invested over 20 years in engineering and certification in what may be the best new General Aviation performance product to come along in years.FAT envisioned and built a durable alternative to high maintenance turbocharger systems. By comparison, in naturally aspirated trim the Rocket cruised at 185 knots. The efforts of the Technical Division of Imperial Army Headquarters eventually culminated into the Tachikawa Ki-94-I, while the Ki-87 was developed as a fall-back project, … Performance is significantly enhanced with retractable gear and more power. Bill’s supercharger installation is 100% his creation, including the two-piece, 12.5-inch aluminum crankshaft drive pulley whittled from billet by a local machinist. G3i developed the first magneto interfaced-based electronic aircraft ignition control system that interfaces with most Slick & Bendix aircraft magnetos for Lycoming and Continental aircraft engines. Also custom is the 12.5-inch aluminum crankshaft drive pulley; it’s CNC whittled and hard anodized. Bill’s 1998 Harmon Rocket II was built in Bakersfield, California, by Gary Banducci; in 2007 Bill imported it to his native Canada for sport flying. Bill credits his Rocket airframe’s speed to Gary. Its an age-old duality: stability versus maneuverability. Of those, Ralph Inkster has become the major rocketeer, with his thinking and handiwork throughout the machine. The original 190-liters-per-hour (lph) Walbro fuel pumps have already been replaced by higher-output units (about 255 lph), so fuel volume is not a likely issue. Thomas’ installation can be seen at www.g3ignition.com. Built for speed, not beauty, Bill’s Vortech-supercharged parallel-valve IO-540 projects a purposeful, engineering-centric personality. If so, which ones? To date initial ignition timing remains at 24 degrees BTDC; the SDS computer is tuned to retard spark 1 degree for every 3-inch rise in manifold pressure over ambient. “I complied by putting numbers on my airplane, and that was it.” After five or six races that year, Bill was the undefeated SARL Rocket champion and promptly retired (temporarily it turned out) from cross-country racing. I can go somewhere.’ I do burn more fuel—around 16 or 17 gph. In general, to get the brake horse- That’s nearly 8 pounds of boost in the hot rodder’s argot, the useful limit given the current supercharger size, pulley ratios, engine rpm, and so on, says Bill. The wings are filled, with no visible rivets, and generally it was built straight and reasonably lightweight. There are tens of thousands of homebuilt aircraft in the U.S. that have been certified by the FAA as Experimental, signifying they’re suitable for recreational use. Peoria #18ECentennial AirportEnglewood, CO 80112sales(at)forcedaeromotive.comTelephone: (720) 348-0622Fax: (303) 799-6443SW US call Boyd GallaherTelephone: (928) 713-9355, Kevin Seppanen3 Cardier RoadWangan 4871Queensland AustraliaMobile: 0438578529, International 61 (0) 438578529kseppanen(at)bigpond.com, Vincent HaubourgFL140 Parachutisme Rhone Alpes6 Rue Racine38500 VoironFranceTelephone: 0033623268322 or 0033651158622info(at)fl140.fr. Only two built. It’s a big plus when Bill, “gets up to 12,000 feet, makes 185 knots, and covers some ground.”. It’s a robust airframe and a good build [but] there is a limit to the top end of the airframe. Turbochargers were used on several aircraft engines during World War II, beginning with the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress in 1938, which used turbochargers produced by General Electric. Owners report 8-21, depending on the conditions. The block-off plate jutting up and forward denotes where the first, inadequately small blower bypass valve was located. Our patented aircraft supercharger systems are F.A.A. Siemens–Schuckert Werke. The Moonbat was a twin-engine, long-range, single-seat interceptor design intended for use by the USAAC (later United States Army Air Forces- USAAF). As expected, developing the supercharger is an ongoing, multi-year journey. Instead we hope to report on his engine-tuning success as he works toward his ultimate goal of single-power-lever engine management. The take-off by heavily loaded aircraft, the quicker rate of climb, and high altitude performance can be achieved to the same extent by supercharging. Click for Details. That was at 11,000 feet, where typical manifold pressure is 18-19 inches. Like all Rockets, Bill’s sports wings shortened by one rib compared to its RV-4 starting point. Experimental & Homebuilt Aircraft. But the original SARL numbers are still on the fuselage. Bill’s ADI mix is normally 50/50 water/methanol, although he’s run as high as 70% methanol. It followed up on earlier research by Nakajima and the Technical Division of Imperial Army Headquarters into boosting a large radial engine with an exhaust-driven turbo-supercharger, which had begun in 1942, well before the B-29 raids began. And that’s a real shame! Unexpectedly, and likely the greatest time consumer in Bill’s engine program, has been re-fabricating the cowling and cooling plenum to accommodate the Sabre prop extension. In the former, development can stretch back to the 1920s and in the latter the project must have started between 1939-1945. We are also an MT propeller distributor. Basically an A6M2. For cruise we expect to see an increase of 10-15 KIAS over what your airframe did prior to the supercharger installation. favorite this post Dec 6 Hardigg air cargo pressurized rolling case $200 (DRIFTWOOD, TX 78619) hide this posting restore restore this posting. Others available. The XP-67 was the very first McDonnell Aircraft Company prototype. Experimental aircraft built to hold different engines in order to test Corsair's performance with other engines. The Allison V-1710 aircraft engine designed and produced by the Allison Engine Company was the only US-developed V-12 liquid-cooled engine to see service during World War II.Versions with a turbocharger gave excellent performance at high altitude in the twin-engined Lockheed P-38 Lightning, and turbo-superchargers were fitted to experimental single-engined fighters with similar results. Because turbocharging, efficient as it is, brings heat and plumbing headaches many judge not worth the trouble in low- to mid-altitude aircraft. The black Sky Dynamics intake plenum contrasts nicely here; the small piping/AN fittings tucked under the plenum feed the three ADI discharge nozzles: they shoot into a spacer just aft of the gold throttle body and forward of the black intake manifold plenum. Re-designated from F4U-6. The propeller is a two-blade Hartzell blended airfoil with F8068DX blades. Many factors go into developing and building any aircraft, and the designers choices will affect a pilots workload, for good or ill. Pratt&Whitney JT15D-5 Aircraft engine exhaust duct,Part #3114920-01,serial#3K960 $3,900 (Pflugerville) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. It’s a bit of a shock to recall U.S. government research identified turbo-supercharging as the golden path to altitude compensation way back in 1918—and ever since the flying community has held turbocharging close. Or, as Bill put it while sheltering from the burning desert sun in the shade of the Sport hangar at Reno, “We have cooler air at home.”, Ultimately, Bill envisions the 540 “could likely run 45 inches and it would hold. Expect to see Bill at Reno in 2017, but with only a small jump in speed, if any. Bill Beaton chose a centrifugal supercharger for racing and cruising. By doing so, an engine can substantially increase power without having to increase fuel consumption. Bill also went through the engine completely when opting to supercharge it, as the existing 10:1 powerplant was optimized for natural aspiration. “But for the speed bug, I could dial it back and get 12 gph, but once you get used to going fast…I flew 3 hours and 30 minutes, Calgary to Reno. Our directory also includes homebuilt aircraft, many of them built from popular aircraft kits. That it can thump out far over 400 hp to the propeller backs up the posture. Angle of attack indicators make better pilots and might save your life. “This airplane I race one week a year. I lost efficiency with the lower compression [And driving the supercharger].”. Recidivist hot rodders will recognize the supercharger as the popular, durable Vortech V1 centrifugal. Bill logged about 850 hours in it, flying all over North America. Bill’s fitment was the first SDS system to fit the electronic fuel injectors in the tappings normally housing Bendix fuel injectors, so his fuel is certainly shot closer to, and perhaps even through, the open intake valve and its seat than the more commonly seen intake runner mountings. Feel free to consider homebuilt aircraft, experimental aircraft, lightsport aircraft, and automotive conversion engines in your answer. But the extension yields needed blower and cowling streamlining real estate, so the effort pays off. While its characteristic stork-like gear legs give Bill’s plane the familiar Harmon Rocket stance, there’s nothing immediately suggestive of its nearly 300 mph straight-and-level potential to the casual observer. Top Makes (1) Experimental/Homebuilt (1) Glasair/Stoddard Hamilton A/C Inc (1) Kitfox (2) Lancair (1) Other (1) Quicksilver (1) Rotorway (1) Sonex Sky Dynamics one-piece valve covers add a bit of cylinder stability; the large, downward-facing passage forward of the exhaust is the supercharger inlet. Experimental/Homebuilt Aircraft For Sale 1 - 25 of 65 Listings. But, as with most of the advanced experimental fighters from the later days of WWII, the XP-72 was canceled in favor of fighter jet production. Fuel pressure is set at approximately 50 psi in the fuel rails. It provided air to the intake manifold that sat atop the engine. Of course, there’s been weight creep since, so Bill’s currently chasing ounces where he can. I have done power-on descents at 310 mph doing flutter testing. As the fuel/spark/ADI adjustments are interrelated, and nature doesn’t always provide the appropriate temperatures and density altitudes when you’re able to test, fine-tuning the SDS and ADI systems promises to take time. One tactic not yet possible with Bill’s installation is to run closed-loop fuel and spark strategies (where the computer constantly fine-tunes the fuel/spark using input from rpm, manifold pressure, knock sensors, and exhaust oxygen content sensors); but it’s a goal for future development. That’s 22 hours driving, because Ralph did it!” Bill’s also running rich of peak so far, leaving lean-of-peak operation for later, after the fuel/air/spark tuning is more complete. That’s nicely within the time-proven Vortech’s rpm limits, thus keeping the blower near the sweet spot of its efficiency range—about 77% efficient. If the supercharger is off-the-shelf, the installation is 100% custom by Bill and Ralph. Objects of Supercharging. Experimental/Hybrid Aircraft for Sale : View our entire inventory of New Or Used Experimental/Hybrid airplanes and even a few new non-current models on AeroTrader.com. But there’s also another option—a Rotax 912 ULS fitted with Flygas Engineering’s supercharger kit (see sidebar), which boosts power to 130-140 horsepower. “What other airplane can you fly at 240 knots and land at 50 knots? In fact, it was enough “to make you think it’s a fast airplane,” so in 2012 Bill raced the Rocket in the first Sport Air Racing League race in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. When it comes to frictional and pumping losses, one is even more dependent on experimental data. Cylinder head temps also fall with the ADI, typically 30 to 50 F. In fact, Bill used spray bar water on the exterior of the cylinders in 2015, but higher ADI flows do the job by themselves, so he no longer sprays externally. It was naturally aspirated with 10:1 pistons and then-current avionics. He even offers a basic blower kit, but cautions it’s only for knowledgeable enthusiasts and is not user friendly. Superchargers and turbochargers both do the same job—that is, provide consistent air pressure to the engine, but the work somewhat differently. In 2015 he returned with the supercharger and ADI system, running 274 mph, limited by belt slippage due to the narrow 6-rib drive belt, along with relatively minor heat issues. I’m cruising at 215 knots TAS, which is, ‘Wow! But the problems with this futuristic looking aircraft started and largely ended with it engines. The new impeller should yield more boost, or at least be more efficient, at race speeds. Bill says now that he has the engine running coolly at race power, he can begin exploring different fuel and spark strategies, both at WOT and cruise power. the RC 2-75 Y1. Other early turbocharged airplanes included the B-24 Liberator, P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and the experimental Focke-Wulf Fw 190 prototypes. Racer but one week per annum, Bill’s Rocket is a plush cruiser the other 51 weeks a year. The idea of the turbocharger is to improve over a naturally aspirated engine's power output, due to the fact that the compressor can force more air—and proportionately more fuel—into the combustion chamber than atmospheric pressure (and for that matter, ram air intakes) alone. In the last few years we’ve seen several promising home-brewed belt-driven superchargers. are mainly clustered to the left of the primary Garmin display. Our patented aircraft supercharger systems are F.A.A. Experimental Aircraft: Also known as home- or amateur built aircraft and constructed by people for whom it is not a professional activity. The current bracketry is a muscular 8 pounds to avoid flexing and thus pulley mis-alignment—which will toss belts off their pulleys. The red anodized ignition triggers are just visible behind the starter ring gear. G3i focuses on designing and developing engine management and performance products from ignition systems to aircraft engine supercharging. Bill claims he’s personally shed a few pounds, too. The ADI is only in play when racing at low altitude and high manifold pressures. Of course, with electronic engine management, the fuel, ADI flows, and ignition timing can be adjusted—it’s the whole point of running an electronic system such as the SDS. Bill reported blower exit air as 210 F dry, falling to 100-110 F with the ADI flowing. Passion for Aviation. Specialized instruments for ADI, engine tuning, etc. We have a variety of experimental aircraft available from private owners and dealers that will provide you with a unique flying experience. The supercharger’s 10 in (254 mm) diameter impeller was driven at 6.55 times crankshaft speed. It was also mounted with a Wright J-4 radial air-cooled engine in a UO-1 airplane and was geared-down to give full supercharging to 18,000 ft. Now for the cons. The internal supercharger is built into the airplane engine and is called a geared supercharger. The “official” engine choice for the E/A-B version is a turbocharged 115-hp Rotax 914 UL. The power required to drive the geared supercharger is taken, through a train of gears, from the engine crankshaft. Also typical, Bill says he could save fuel during cruise by simply closing the throttle a little. An internal supercharger is always used to obtain maximum performance from modern high-power aircraft engines and high-grade fuels. Because inlet air temperature is so low, no charge cooling or ADI is needed. In the meantime, his is a Harmon that really does rocket. See more ideas about experimental aircraft, p 47 thunderbolt, fighter jets. P-51, single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft originally designed and produced by North American Aviation for the British Royal Air Force and later adopted by the U.S. Army Air Forces. They, in turn, necessitated custom-length pushrods from Smith Brothers. You have entered an incorrect email address! Oct 4, 2019 - Explore Curtis Beck's board "warbird prototypes/ experimental" on Pinterest. Built for speed, not beauty, Bill’s Vortech-supercharged parallel-valve IO-540 projects a purposeful, engineering-centric personality. In 2016 the 10-rib belt drive debuted along with more ADI flow; they resulted in a 282 mph qualifying lap. Payments up to 15 years.Finance your engine overhaul and supercharger at the same time.Contact rod(at)forcedaeromotive.com for more information. All the whirring bits were balanced, of course. The large, downward-facing, carbon-fiber duct at the upper right is the supercharger air inlet. Such low boost is key to the supercharger’s simpler, charge-cooler-less layout. That it can thump out … approved for Cessna 182 E thru R models and Cirrus SR22. Originally a 6-rib belt drive was used, but it proved inadequate on the 540 and was passed along to Dan West, along with the first-generation mounting brackets. Hand-ported Lycoming cylinders were prepared and reinforced with Sky Dynamics cylinder girdles. Higher pressure increases the mass of air drawn into the cylinders by the pumping action of the pistons during each intake stroke. The thin air means a corresponding degradation in engine cooling, and with increased horsepower Bill’s 540 had more waste heat to shed. Bill repurposed an automotive throttle body to achieve a sufficiently large boost bypass valve; the SCAT tubing ducts the bypass air aft to better direct it out the cowling exit. The Supercharger: Pros And Cons. “It’s a beauty to fly—the control harmony between pitch and ailerons…I’m also flying a Lancair 320 with a 540 in it, and it’s really pitch sensitive. This led to fitting the ADI system. Supercharger, in piston-type internal-combustion engines, air compressor or blower used to increase the intake manifold pressure of the engine. Supercharging reduces weight per horsepower of the engines as required in aero engines. approved for Cessna 182 E thru R models and Cirrus SR22. His system is from Devil’s Own, which offers bosses for AN fittings and gallon-per-hour rated nozzles, along with quality Teflon-lined hoses, robust pumps, and a progressive electronic controller. Two custom applications we just got a good look at were Bill Beaton’s 540-inch Harmon Rocket and Dan West’s parallel-valve IO-390-motivated RV-6. This month we’ll detail Bill’s airplane and follow up soon with Dan’s RV. SDS’s gold-anodized fuel injectors are Bosch units and are more tightly packaged than the more commonly seen fitments into the intake runners. It has no pressure or metering functions. added 34 pounds to the empty weight. Learn how your comment data is processed. Also obviously hand-crafted, first-generation stuff is the inlet tubing. AircraftForSale.com has experimental and homebuilt aircraft for sale. There’s heavy tension on the green blower drive belt, so the thick, satin-black mounting brackets wrap 90 degrees around the polished aluminum supercharger. The blower is stone stock, uses engine oil for lubrication (requires one low-volume oil feed line from the front oil gallery and one oil drain line back to the sump), and turns 45,000 rpm with the 2.5-inch pulley fitted at Reno. Most of the visual action is viewed looking up at the bottom of Bill’s engine. Fully dedicated to digital engine management, Bill opted for a pair of SDS systems, complete with two electric fuel pumps, filters, and so on. Financing is now available to upgrade your Cessna or Cirrus with a supercharger.Low rates to 7.9%. The total installation of supercharger, pulleys, belt, brackets, etc. Working with Aero Sport Power in Kamloops, British Columbia, goal one was durability under boost, so a fresh set of lightened Ly-Con NFS 8:1 pistons went in, along with a blower-specific Ly-Con camshaft. The P-51 is widely regarded as the finest all-around piston-engined fighter of World War II … RARA Announces Design Contest for 54th National Championship Air Races, Building a Tunable Carbon Fiber Induction Plenum. Shown in race trim on the Reno ramp, the back seat is consumed with removable ADI tanks. Obviously, there are pros and cons to a supercharger as well. We’ll also note the Devil’s Own system uses a progressive ADI controller keyed to manifold pressure. To please Canadian bureaucrats—who, like our own, seem happy to let you have a supercharger as long as you don’t use it (much)—boost was initially limited to 33-34 inches in 2015, making the Rocket little more than supernormalized. Bill’s fuel plumbing employs a return-style layout as evidenced by the large inlet and return lines threaded into the black fuel rail. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This wasn’t quite enough, so Bill upped flow to 11 gph. The system is activated by rising manifold pressure; there is no manual backup. No down payment required. XF4U-4: ... Supercharger was simplified for low altitude operation. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. supercharger; none are 100% efficient. Among the topics discussed are trim, pitch stability and yaw stability; © 2020 Kitplanes.com. How about belt-driven superchargers-- do any aircraft have them? Because EFI meters the fuel at the injectors, the fuel rail is simply a common point to distribute fuel from. For flight tests the supercharger was installed with a Liberty-12 engine in a modified DeHaviland-4 airplane, and an air-scoop on the side of the fuselage was connected with the supercharger intake. The RV/Rocket are similar [to each other], with good harmony. To performance-minded experimentalists, fabricating a relatively simple supercharger installation is easier and less maintenance intensive than working with turbochargers. Whereas a turbo system is powered by the engine's exhaust gases, a supercharger is powered by the engine itself, usually with a … Their electronic fuel injection and ignition is perhaps more well known in the U.S. as the basis of the fuel and spark offerings from EFII. It was the preferred system of boost for high-altitude operations for American military radial aircraft engines in WWII. Why? But what about VNE? The whole was broken in and verified naturally aspirated on the Aero Sport Power dyno before mounting on the Rocket airframe for the blower installation and tuning. Bill reports the complete 540 weighed a svelte 384 pounds without the propeller or supercharger, but with the crankshaft pulley. Just as naturally, in the pre-Reno rush in 2016, Bill didn’t have the time to custom map his fuel/spark/ADI combination, nor was a suitable map available from others, so the majority of the tedious, time-intensive computer mapping still awaits. Canceling the XP-47J, attention turned to the XP-72 Ultrabolt, using a massive supercharged engine and two sets of propellers, the XP-72 hit a top speed of 490 MPH. At the 2016 Reno Air Races when we saw it, the plane weighed 1320 pounds. For over 100 years, this family-owned business has sold everything from pipe organs and PT-19 wings to high-performance parts for homebuilts. Of course, like almost every other Sport racer at Reno, there’s the dichotomy of racing one week out of the year and owning a capable cross-country machine the other 51 weeks. The alternator pulley is also large diameter to maintain correct alternator rpm when driven by the oversized crankshaft pulley. The red rectangle with white dot on the right side panel is a panic button—most useful in pylon racing, we’re sure. See more ideas about Experimental aircraft, Military aircraft, Fighter jets. Thomas Shpakow’s gorgeous Acroduster Too features a blown 540, a useful device when flying from Thomas’ Denver, Colorado, home base. Titanium connecting rods were considered but rejected due to a lack of long-term experience with same in the fleet. Mainly this is because the EFI fuel lines run to the stock Lycoming ports, and the ignition coils are located outside the cooling baffles. In the subject report the Rolls-Royce engineers were not attempting, at least at the time the report was written, to determine indicated, friction or pumping horsepower. This one isn’t going to go any faster; it’s at its limit. If you’ve flown a plane that puts the manifold pressure gauge over 30 inches, chances are excellent it was turbocharged. I won’t do any more to it.”. We like the curved plate at the bottom of the firewall designed to smooth the in-cowling air discharge, for example. Closer inspection reveals filled and smoothed wings, along with a NACA engine air inlet. The canopy may look low but is stock height. Zero down financing available for up to 15 years. Kitplanes.com and the Kitplanes logo are protected properties under international copyright law. We are also an MT propeller distributor. This is 240 knots [276 mph] published on this airplane. Bill and Ralph’s first upgrade was to fuel capacity. Bureaucrats aside, there were multiple excellent reasons for Bill to sneak up on the boost, not the least is that 8000-foot density altitude at Reno in September. The aircraft in this list include prototype versions of aircraft used by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and unfinished wartime experimental programmes. 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