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Forum: Alternative Engines 10-30-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,423
Hi Freemasm, We (theoretically) have a little...

Hi Freemasm,

We (theoretically) have a little bit up our sleeve in relation to take-off power on our TA200TP. That is why we indicate that at this stage in our development program, it will be flat...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-20-2022, 03:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,104
Episode 1 - continued

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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-20-2022, 03:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,104
Episode 1 - continued

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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-20-2022, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,104
Episode 1 - The build before we bought it

This kit was started in 2020 and is essentially a COVID build by the previous owner. I guess there are some benefits to the pandemic!
This first post will provide a snapshot of the build of the kit...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-02-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,615
Episode 1 - Build an RV7T with me is on YouTube

We have posted our first episode in our ďBuild an RV7T with meĒ YouTube series. You can see it at https://youtu.be/2YtMy3PWb2g

We plan to put out a monthly video that will document the progress of...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-02-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,615
Thanks Ross and Bookworm. Iím happy to say that...

Thanks Ross and Bookworm. Iím happy to say that the levels of negativity are low, but the levels of encouragement we receive is off-scale high and we appreciate that.

We have a small core team...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-31-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,104
Yes it will. The prop will be sitting roughly 6"...

Yes it will. The prop will be sitting roughly 6" further forward, and hence the cowl will have to be modified accordingly.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-30-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,104
There are lots of airframes that we would have...

There are lots of airframes that we would have liked to use. Availability of suitable kits, prices etc. all played a part in the selection of the airframe that we ultimately bought. The RV7 will be...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-30-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,104
Oshkosh photo

Thanks for the support shown here.

Hereís a shot of our RV7T project from Oshkosh, just to give a flavor to what we have ahead of us in our build.

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Forum: My RV Build Project 07-28-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,104
TurbAero's RV7T - Turbine RV7A

Hello everyone.

TurbAero will be using this thread to detail the construction and modification of our RV7A kit to accept the TurbAero Talon 200hp turboprop engine.
We have decided to designate our...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-21-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,615
Hi everyone. Iím a little bit late to the party...

Hi everyone. Iím a little bit late to the party with this thread. Iíve been flat out preparing for Oshkosh and making the long trip from Australia to the home of experimental aviation.

The aim of...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-20-2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,423
Greg, our timeline consistently shifts to the...

Greg, our timeline consistently shifts to the right but we are making both tangible and positive progress all the time with components now being made.

We have the prototype to assemble, run and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-20-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,423
Greg, you are 100% correct, it's not available...

Greg, you are 100% correct, it's not available now.

At this stage, we are happy for people to keep their eye on us so that when we do have a product to deliver, those that are ready for an engine...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-20-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,423
Hi Oliver, You did identify several important...

Hi Oliver,

You did identify several important mission parameters so you were thinking along the right lines and you were certainly asking the right questions. When our engine is ultimately being...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-20-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,423
This post will be a little long so you might want...

This post will be a little long so you might want to grab a coffee before you settle in to read.

There are a lot of excellent discussion points raised in the posts above and I'd like to take this...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-07-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Thanks KRviator, your post sums it up pretty...

Thanks KRviator, your post sums it up pretty well.

The last 6 months have seen a lot of activity refining the design in anticipation of manufacturing the prototype. The gearbox is now a very neat 2...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-08-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,402
Thanks for your interest, everyone. It's great to...

Thanks for your interest, everyone. It's great to see the word spreading. Some interesting thoughts in this thread - we will endeavour to respond in a bit more detail sometime over the next few days....
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-23-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Hi Skylor, One of our consultant engineers has...

Hi Skylor,

One of our consultant engineers has worked on a similar program with one of the big guys. He has indicated to us what a pleasure it is to work on our project for several reasons:

1. He...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-23-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Thanks Ross. We now have a good understanding...

Thanks Ross.

We now have a good understanding about why it takes P&W or GE 7-10 years to develop such an engine. Ours is more complex due to the innovative technology we are incorporating and we...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-23-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Oshkosh 2021

Hi everyone.

It's been ages since I updated this thread. The design process, Covid, the design process, capital raising activities, the design process, sourcing suppliers, the design process (you...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-04-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Thanks Tom. I understand that the TJ100 is a...

Thanks Tom.



I understand that the TJ100 is a development of the Auxiliary Power Units that PBS built for many years for Eastern bloc aircraft. As far as I know, it was not a clean sheet design. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-03-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
"These tiny turboprops and turbojet"engines that...

"These tiny turboprops and turbojet"engines that I believe you are referring to are generally model aircraft or model aircraft derivative engines. They offer a very simple design and many of them...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-23-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Thanks Ross. We are not naive enough to...

Thanks Ross.

We are not naive enough to believe that testing will proceed without any hiccups. But what we will do is the same as what we have done when design issues have arisen. We identify...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-23-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Hi Bill, We have commenced prototyping of...

Hi Bill,

We have commenced prototyping of components, some of which will undergo individual testing and others which will be going straight into the prototype engine. It is very exciting for me to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-19-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
We are currently assessing propellor options. It...

We are currently assessing propellor options. It is likely that not any cs prop system will work. Our engine may need a system that can alter the blade angle at a fairly high rate. Traditionally,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-18-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Hi Bill, We are trying to keep our publicity low...

Hi Bill,

We are trying to keep our publicity low key until we have tangible, running hardware that folks can see and where we have demonstrable and verifiable performance figures. Too many folks...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-13-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
I don't think anyone is advocating having header...

I don't think anyone is advocating having header tanks/oxy tanks etc. forward of the firewall. If anyone did do that, they should probably be reported to the TSA as a suspicious person.

However,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-11-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Hi Jereme, I think you will find that gasman was...

Hi Jereme,

I think you will find that gasman was differentiating between an aircraft that has been designed to have a header tank which takes into consideration the effect of either a full or an...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-10-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Yes, a header tank there is not such a good idea...

Yes, a header tank there is not such a good idea in my view for exactly the reasons you have stated. But batteries, a BRS chute i.e. fixed items, those are logical.

Dave
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-09-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
These are exactly the options that our first RV14...

These are exactly the options that our first RV14 customer is considering. We will be working closely with him to facilitate his installation. His solution may well assist other RV owners.

Dave
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-25-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Too true Shane. The engine we plan to get to...

Too true Shane.

The engine we plan to get to market will likely suit 90+% of customers. That is our sole focus at this point, although we are both building and considering wish list items for...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-25-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
The engines are designed to be used in both...

The engines are designed to be used in both tractor and pusher configuration. The gearbox bearings will handle loads in both directions.

Dave
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-21-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
The only one that I am aware of actually...

The only one that I am aware of actually available in the market is the GE 75-100 which at 450hp offers a bsfc of 0.585 lbs/hp/hr but I dread to think what the sticker price is.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-19-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
PBS are delivering the TP100 but I get the...

PBS are delivering the TP100 but I get the impression that it is not a popular option. With a Specific Fuel Consumption almost twice that of the LyConti's, there appears to be limited interest. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-16-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Hi David, The engine is being designed to...

Hi David,

The engine is being designed to sustain a target of 9g with short duration overloads to 12g, in order to be suitable for aerobatics. The final g limitations will be determined following...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Matt (?), We have a 300hp engine in the...

Matt (?),

We have a 300hp engine in the pipeline. There will be a measure of commonality with the 200hp engine and given the traction we are getting with RV10 builders and more so, Raptor builders...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Thanks Michael.

Thanks Michael.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Ross, are you sure someone hasn’t passed you a...

Ross, are you sure someone hasn’t passed you a copy of our business plan? :eek:

The certificated market is an enticing one, but there will be a time and a place for it. As Ross says, baby steps. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-13-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Thanks CJ. We appreciate your support. Dave

Thanks CJ. We appreciate your support.

Dave
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-11-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Addressing this issue will be high on the list of...

Addressing this issue will be high on the list of priorities that we discuss with the developers of FWF packages. I'm fairly certain that the company we are in early discussions with will already...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-11-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
It is unlikely that we will go higher than 300hp...

It is unlikely that we will go higher than 300hp as we are then getting into RR/Allison power ranges.

I suggest you start looking at aircraft that could use up to 300hp as that engine will likely...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-10-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Thanks breister. We figured that probably 99%...

Thanks breister.

We figured that probably 99% of our 200hp/120hp market would simply be looking for a turbine alternative to their LyConti or Rotax. We did not envisage that their mission would...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-08-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Those were our thoughts as well. We believe...

Those were our thoughts as well. We believe there are quite straightforward solutions to work around some of the features that we will not incorporate on our launch engine. Engine reliability,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-08-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
As Ross has indicated, a starter generator is a...

As Ross has indicated, a starter generator is a commonly used solution for power generation. That is our preference. However, whether we do this will depend on a more comprehensive rotor dynamic...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-08-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
I?m considering a forum slot as we have a lot of...

I?m considering a forum slot as we have a lot of interest on other aircraft type forums as well. I?ve contacted the EAA but am awaiting a response.

Worst case, I can probably just say I?ll be at...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-06-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Thanks for the testing offer Ross. That's very...

Thanks for the testing offer Ross. That's very kind of you :D

We will be working with one of our early customers who will be installing his engine in an RV14. If he chooses to install a heating...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-06-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Thanks Bob. You are spot on again. Ours is...

Thanks Bob. You are spot on again.

Ours is only a "baby" engine compared to whats out there now. Any bleed air that is tapped is going to hurt the overall engine performance and lead to a much...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-06-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Hi Shawn, Andrew and I will be at Oshkosh again...

Hi Shawn,

Andrew and I will be at Oshkosh again this year. We will not have a booth (next year we plan to) and will be wandering the homebuilt flightline.

I shall check our schedule as the event...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-06-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
I guess the easy answer is that the cabin could...

I guess the easy answer is that the cabin could be kept warm using the same type of system that all the RVs use now with the piston engines that are fitted. Our engine will have an oil cooler for...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
You are correct Ross. On an ISA sea level day,...

You are correct Ross. On an ISA sea level day, 200hp will be achieved at well below the TIT and rpm limits. If we allowed the engine to operate to its TIT limit, we could offer significantly more...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
I agree Ross. A large amount of testing will...

I agree Ross. A large amount of testing will determine this parameter. We have our target, but real life testing will ultimately determine the recommended TBO.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
You are spot on there Bob! We want to make...

You are spot on there Bob!

We want to make this engine as affordable as possible which means that at least initially, some non-essential features such as bleed air which comes at a cost, will not...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-04-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Updated estimations following the most recent...

Updated estimations following the most recent design work have the price point in the region of $50k so we are now above the new IO360 in purchase cost. That is more than we would have liked but...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-03-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
For your interest, our current predictions...

For your interest, our current predictions (subject to validation once the engine is running of course) at 20,000? give a maximum continuous cruise power of 138hp with a fuel flow of around 9.8 usg...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-20-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
There will not be a significant difference in...

There will not be a significant difference in fuel flows between our 200hp engine at 150hp/10,000' compared to the equivalent 200hp piston engines at 150hp/10,000'. In fact, they should be very...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-17-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
That is for sure Ross. We were not prepared to...

That is for sure Ross.

We were not prepared to proceed with the development program if we couldn't get the SFC to less than 0.55 lbs/hp/hr so that was our initial target. Indications are that we...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-17-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 82,296
Turbine Aeronautics update

Hello to all readers again.

With some recent discussion on this thread, I thought it would be a timely moment to update folks on progress.

I'd like to start by saying that the development of a...
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