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Old 09-24-2020, 05:55 PM
Sibirsky Sibirsky is offline
 
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Greetings ,
I found an RV Kit that I am willing to purchase next week or so ,
I was wondering if there are any alternatives to the expensive PBS TP100 engine?
I appreciate your input and advice .
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Old 09-24-2020, 06:01 PM
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I believe that the Lycoming IO-540 will work just fine, cost less and burn less fuel. Plus you can get an FWF kit from Van's.

Dave
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Old 09-24-2020, 06:52 PM
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The Lycoming IO540 or Continental IO550 would be the "standard" and a turboprop would be an "alternative". A very attractive one, in my opinion, but definitely an alternative.
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:52 PM
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The IO-550 is not a standard engine for the RV-10.
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Old 09-24-2020, 09:36 PM
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The IO-550 is not a standard engine for the RV-10.
True enough - but it's a fair bit closer than a turboprop - as would be the Higgs E-330.
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Old 09-25-2020, 09:23 AM
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Check out turb.aero...coming Q3 2021, $65kusd
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Old 09-25-2020, 09:52 AM
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Same game being played. Engine is not available and only a promise of something in the 250-350 range...

You'd have a better chance with the Higgs engine...
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Old 09-25-2020, 12:28 PM
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While not well advertised, Adept Airmotive is starting to liven up.....
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Old 09-26-2020, 09:13 AM
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Thank you all for the inputs , i am aware that the standard engine is the IO540 , when i looked at vans order sheet , it looked like it was around 53k ,
Iíve always wanted a turboprop , It is now stuck to my head , somehow i have to make it happen , when i searched online , the only close to reliable turbo-prop engine i could find was the PBS aero 240HP , and apparently there is already an RV10 thatís flying with this configuration ,
Today i found this company in Argentina , they have several models , even a 180HP turboprop ( for an RV6/7/ or 9 ) with a 9GPH consumption @ 75% power ,
It is very tempting , here is a link to their webpage :

https://www.papizturbine.com/Seccion....html#prometeo

My only concern at this point is reliability ( they say 3500hr TBO) and of course support if anything goes wrong .
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Old 09-26-2020, 09:31 AM
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I found this message from 2014
Im sure prices are higher ,

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Hi Ron,
1-the cost of each version is 25.000 u$d, 53.000 u$d and 78.000 u$d respectively
2-Weight and estimated consumption for ich version:

100hp: 60kg with 20lts/hr at cruice
180hp: 85kg with 38lts/hr at cruice
300hp: 120kg with 75lts/hr at cruice

3- becouse of the economical problems here we cant make a serial production but we manufacture custom so yes, you can buy them now with a delay of 40 days or 2 month
4-We already work with a local experimental propeller manufacturer and develop together a variable pich propeler in electronic and hidraulic sistem for my turbines but you can use what ever propeler in the market
5-we dont develop untill now a constant speed sistem for the propeler, only fix pich and variable pich electronic and hidraulic sistem.
Thank you for your interest and i hope like the answers and forgive my english

Juan
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