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Old 04-18-2013, 02:19 PM
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Default Continental certifies diesel engine

Hit Avweb, can't find any specs on the TD300 but possible candidate for the RV-10?

http://www.avweb.com/avwebbiz/news/C..._208528-1.html
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:05 AM
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230 HP and burns 11 GPH, not much different than a hot IO-390 except it weighs 100 LB more. However, it will develop rated power to 12,500'.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:40 AM
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...and it burns cheaper fuel which is available everywhere.

Isn't there a diesel option in the C-182 today? Or is that the "new" SMA engine, where as the Conti is the "old" SMA?
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:44 AM
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...and it burns cheaper fuel which is available everywhere.

Isn't there a diesel option in the C-182 today? Or is that the "new" SMA engine, where as the Conti is the "old" SMA?

http://www.cessna.com/single-engine/...?trk=NavSingle


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230 HP and burns 11 GPH, not much different than a hot IO-390 except it weighs 100 LB more. However, it will develop rated power to 12,500'.


I thought I read that the TD300 was 300HP, not 230. Evens so, like you already mentioned that 230hp at 12.5 is a LOT more than a 390 or 540 is making at 12.5
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:47 AM
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I do love a diesel. Solid, dependable, economical, and power all the way to the top of the mountain. Wish I could put one in my plane...and my lawn mower, snowblower, motorcycle, dishwasher....you name it. My call sign should be Deisel.

I'm encouraged seeing them moving into aviation, though I don't think we can call them mainstream yet. Still, the thought of a deisel RV does make me smile. Biodiesel made at the hanger for a buck a gallon....sign me up
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:44 PM
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Great news!
In sweden we pay around 13 USD/gal for 100LL, and serious voices speaks about forbidding fossilic fuels in twenty years.
It feels great to invest time and money in a machine that is eventually virtually unflyable before my retiring, unless my lotto-ticket goes in...
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:46 AM
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Hi Guys!
As we have seen in the past the car engines are running reliable.
The problem is the gear box.
Specially in a diesel engine. Thielert the leading diesel manufacture spend millions on Euro to fix this problems.

I believe that the diesel engine is the future engine. In Germany every second car has a diesel engine.

I'm watching the market since 10 years and thought Delta Hawk would be a great alternative but until now only promises.

There is a reliable Subaru Diesel Engine with 150HP for about $7.500 available.
A new engine! With turbo charger, exhaust, intercooler .....
http://http://boxeer.com/ee20_engine

Let's do the PRSU from a Pro like EPI,Inc and you will get a cheap reliable and fuel saving powerplant.

It makes no sense to do this by your own. The task is to complicate.
If we can find a couple of people to start this projects it would be fine.

I hope that also a lots of European builders are interested in a diesel concept.

That's my two penny.

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:31 AM
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Default PSRU

As Detlef said the PSRU is everything in an alternate engine. So much talk is done on the engine portion of the alternate engine debate, but in my mind the PSRU is the Achilles heel. I think if one was to find a ultra reliable PSRU, (as reliable as a Lyc) then all these alternate engine ideas would take off. It appears Continental has solved this by making a diesel without a PSRU, a true direct drive diesel. Way to go Continental.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:29 PM
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It appears Continental has solved this by making a diesel without a PSRU, a true direct drive diesel. Way to go Continental.
Appearance only. Continental licensed the SMA design. SMA runs on lots of Cessnas already with questionable success. The design is actually made by the Renault F1 engine team some 10-15 years ago.

4 stroke diesel has some disadvantages, weight and torque pulses for instance. A two stroke diesel has none of these problems. Rather delta hawk than this.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:11 PM
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Wilksch have around 20 of their direct-drive 2-strokes flying now. At least 7 of them in RV-9s.

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