Concepts for Rotax 915iS
I did also some work on concepts for an RV with 915iS. It was based on the RV-7 plans, however I am building an RV-9 now and the engine bay is very similar.
The idea is to keep the aircraft close to the standard configuration and cowling with a small extension and using a hydraulic propeller and the external generator to get the aircraft more nose heavy. Additionally a weight at the gearbox would be required. Weight here is not the nicest solution from an engineering perspective, but it's the simplest solution and the powertrain is anyway lighter than standard. Cooling would be with the standard air intakes for intercooler and coolant cooler. The oil cooler placed in the center.
Here are some pictures:
If anyone is interested for an exchange of ideas, feel free to contact me.
edit: This is my first post here, so hello to everybody and thank you for this great community.
Last edited by 3dmichi66 : 08-24-2023 at 12:16 PM.