Author Topic: Request: Aircraft Piston Engines 101  (Read 10117 times)

Offline Mike

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Re: Request: Aircraft Piston Engines 101
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2007, 06:06:18 AM »
ok, when I said they're old tractor engine, I was simply referring to the sturdy built, the huge cubic inches compared to their horse power, and the way they sound . . .


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Offline Frank N. O.

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Re: Request: Aircraft Piston Engines 101
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2007, 01:00:51 PM »
Oh sorry, my mistake.

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Re: Request: Aircraft Piston Engines 101
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2007, 03:39:50 PM »
the Tiger has two cylinders removed (at least on the left side) and on the top right you see the oil-cooler.
in the front, underneath the ring-gear on the prop, you can see the starter

Actually it has all 4 Cylinders pulled.... Compressions were too low so it's getting new rings and pistons. There's a possibility that my company may buy this plane to fix up and use it as the company "hack". It's use would be for things like parts runs, flying a mechanic to another airport for a quick repair job and for anyone who works here to get their pilots licences. About 80% of our pilots are CFI's and we even have 2 FAA Check Airmen in house so that would be pretty nice, Almost like another benefit.

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Offline Fabo

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Re: Request: Aircraft Piston Engines 101
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2007, 08:52:56 PM »
Back to Mikes nice writing about Boxer: not to forget to mention, this type of engine became, unsuprisingly, the standart of Ferdinands later car production - world-known Porsche brand.
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Re: Request: Aircraft Piston Engines 101
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2007, 08:47:53 PM »
Of course, the large Lycomings and Continentals are the typical aircraft engines, but there are also some others.
For example Rotax (smaller engines for light planes) and Thielert (diesel aircraft engines)

Maybe, when I have a little more time, I'll write more than just posting links to Wikipedia, but at the moment I'm quite busy with all kinds of school-related stuff.