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Old 07-27-2021, 02:06 PM
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From the 2014 photoshop fun. Just in case, this can be for my "Rick tells the future" folder

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Old 07-27-2021, 02:26 PM
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From the 2014 photoshop fun. Just in case, this can be for my "Rick tells the future" folder

Not bad

That would work for me

A few things to improve:
  • Stouter tailwheel assembly
  • Spring steel gear like the -8
  • Taller gear
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I'll put in my guess for a side-by-side with a 915is up front. A turbo would be great for high/hot back country work.
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Old 07-27-2021, 06:00 PM
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From the 2014 photoshop fun. Just in case, this can be for my "Rick tells the future" folder

That tailwheel needs way more ground clearance!
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Old 07-27-2021, 06:04 PM
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I'll put in my guess for a side-by-side with a 915is up front. A turbo would be great for high/hot back country work.

915is = 141HP

A bit anemic for a bush plane
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Old 07-27-2021, 07:08 PM
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:15 PM
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side by side since there's already lots of tandem bush planes
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:21 PM
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915is = 141HP

A bit anemic for a bush plane
Perhaps at sea level, a Lycoming has more power than 141hp, but at higher elevation airports in the back country, a turbo 915is is still making 141hp, while that same lycoming is way down on power, probably less than 141hp (depending on the altitude)
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:24 PM
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915is = 141HP

A bit anemic for a bush plane
Sling are already finalising a high wing version of their 4 seater TSI using this engine capable of 167 mph. Mind you it’s a bit slow off the ground at 700ft. However a 2 seater using this engine and not pull rivets etc could be a decent performer I would think.

Personally I hope they have an engine option which is Fadec controlled and uses Mogas. Either Rotax or ULpower?
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:57 PM
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I'll put in my guess for a side-by-side with a 915is up front. A turbo would be great for high/hot back country work.
Except for the price of the 915is... and grousing that 135 hp continuous wouldn't be enough?

Also an issue of center of gravity, since the power plant is pretty light. Don't really know how hard on the boost you can run a motor like that, all the time? There would be a lot of plumbing involved for water cooled heads and a large sized oil cooler, for that kind of HP coming out of a 1365 cc little motor.

But it would be premium 91 octane Mogas capable.
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