Splogger (Sport Pilot Blogger) Dan Johnson continues his recap of what he found interesting at this year’s Sun ’n Fun. Today: Engines and powerplants:
Lycoming is coming on stronger in the LSA field, with installations on Falcon, Comet, and Tecnam, with hints of more to follow. The O-233 removed 40 pounds from the O-235 model so well known in the USA. It’s being employed to create the second and third aerobatic aircraft in the LSA space.
Dominant powerplant supplier Rotax make a huge splash with its 912 iS U.S. launch, including a packed press conference and a professional display near the entrance in the LSA Mall. Fuel injection has arrived to the LSA sector in a classy way. Rotax powers 75% of all LSA designs.
I got to fly Ray Anderson’s unique M-Squared Breese single-place powered by the 80-hp Turbo HKS, my first experience with this delightful engine. Saying it performs well hardly does justice to plane or powerplant.
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