[Vwdiesel] Diesel Aircrafts ????? old hat you bet.
val at swamps.roc.ny.us
Wed Feb 26 00:27:31 EST 2003
I believe that Franklin also has an aircooled diesel for aircraft
> 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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> > Behalf Of H .Hagar
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> > Subject: [Vwdiesel] Diesel Aircrafts ????? old hat you bet.
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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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