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  #651  
Old 12-13-2020, 05:27 PM
Mike Houston Mike Houston is offline
 
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I would like to see a 2 seater built around thie rotax 915 powerplant bigger and faster than the RV 12. I see a number of 200 mph planes out of europe using this engine. Retractable gear would be nice and a build time of 500-700 hours.

range should be similar to RV14 or more due to the low fuel consumption
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Old 02-05-2021, 07:03 PM
CJ in EP CJ in EP is offline
 
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Default How about?

I could really see something like this catching on!

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Old 02-05-2021, 07:20 PM
David Z David Z is offline
 
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Work the hopper into the fuel system, and you'd have some absolutely ridiculous range and endurance. Assuming that's an 802 and 400lbs/hr fuel burn, that's about 17 hours! Heck it has more fuel than the my day job Dash 8. Although I don't want to pay the fuel bill.
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