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Old 03-15-2019, 07:21 PM
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5 seats or 4 plus lots of baggage

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Old 03-16-2019, 10:32 PM
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What do you imagine the aerobatics capability of the engine being? My dream to be putting it into an RV-8 and doing "gentleman's aerobatics". Inverted flight, loops, rolls, etc. What is likely to be the G limit, and other applicable limitations?
Hi David,

The engine is being designed to sustain a target of 9g with short duration overloads to 12g, in order to be suitable for aerobatics. The final g limitations will be determined following finalisation of the bearing system design and rotordynamic analysis.

Negative g should not be a problem. A suitable gearbox oil system will be offered.

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Old 03-19-2019, 04:29 PM
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Would love to see a 250hp version of this engine.

Are there other viable RV-10 turboprops? What happened to the TP-100?
Supposedly they are delivering them. I believe they advertise 230hp. However, they lack the regenerator feature of the TA solution and so burn twice the fuel of a normal Lycosaurus. I do not know their lapse rate. If not flat rated like the TA solution, then they likely only produce about half that at 16,500’.

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RV-20?

Is that getting outside of what could realistically be done as a kit homebuilt?
That seems like it would be up to Vans and the community. Velocity already sells a twin version.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:01 PM
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Supposedly they are delivering them. I believe they advertise 230hp. However, they lack the regenerator feature of the TA solution and so burn twice the fuel of a normal Lycosaurus. I do not know their lapse rate. If not flat rated like the TA solution, then they likely only produce about half that at 16,500.



That seems like it would be up to Vans and the community. Velocity already sells a twin version.
PBS are delivering the TP100 but I get the impression that it is not a popular option. With a Specific Fuel Consumption almost twice that of the LyConti's, there appears to be limited interest.

We have had pleasing interaction with Vans senior management who are cautiously watching our progress. I hope that once we can prove our product and our company to them, that they might come up with some interesting new aircraft.

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Old 03-19-2019, 06:06 PM
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I'm curious; are there any sub-500HP turbines currently on the market with SFC anywhere near .5?
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:55 AM
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I'm curious; are there any sub-500HP turbines currently on the market with SFC anywhere near .5?
The only one that I am aware of actually available in the market is the GE 75-100 which at 450hp offers a bsfc of 0.585 lbs/hp/hr but I dread to think what the sticker price is.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:49 AM
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The only one that I am aware of actually available in the market is the GE 75-100 which at 450hp offers a bsfc of 0.585 lbs/hp/hr but I dread to think what the sticker price is.
About $400K from what I've read...but if you buy one right now they'll throw in a $50 Amazon gift card...
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Old 03-21-2019, 03:39 PM
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About $400K from what I've read...but if you buy one right now they'll throw in a $50 Amazon gift card...
Or 5 shares of GE common stock...
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Old 03-21-2019, 03:40 PM
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RV-16

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Old 03-22-2019, 10:31 AM
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Or 5 shares of GE common stock...
Oh good - I'm nearly out of toilet paper!
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