[Vwdiesel] Diesel Aircrafts ????? old hat you bet.
jhsg at sk.sympatico.ca
Tue Feb 25 21:23:55 EST 2003
Theilert engines have been certified for some time as a direct replacement
for lycomings in 172's and the like. Very cool. Not common, but a very good
plant it would seem. Great power to weight, and efficient! Not Jumo's by any
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> The Germans are world leaders in light weight Diesels by far.,as
> far as experience goes.
> The first diesel (aircraft) I saw was on the Hindenburg about
> 2000 HP class. In 1945 I sat on top of a flying boat powered by
> diesels.Vandalized it --no chance it can be repaired LOL.
> Now in 2003 aircraft diesels are again certified for aircraft
> use. Small enough to power small cessnas etc.
> In 1952 I sat on top of 20 cylinder Aircraft diesels used in
> german E boats (3X20cylinder yes 60 pistons 7000Hp ) trying to
> fix pyrometers.Noisy little buggers. Hagar.
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