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Old 06-17-2015, 09:46 AM
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Default DeltaHawk may happen after all...

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news...-224284-1.html

A controlling interest of the company has been sold to an outside investor who has taken over as CEO, they are hiring staff and say they are taking it to production.

I would really love to see this engine in production at a reasonable price point. Their website has been scrubbed of all technical or pricing data. Time will tell...
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:09 PM
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Same here. The promise of these new engines are really intriguing but they do have to be built and sold at a competitive price first!
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:35 PM
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KEY word....Price! what was it, 65K or so?
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:54 AM
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KEY word....Price! what was it, 65K or so?
Last time they had any real data on the website, yes. Now with the new company the site has been scrubbed of all meaningful data, I'm assuming they are re-evaluating the product and the market.
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:27 PM
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Well they're on the exhibitor list, booth 177, Main Display, so there ought to be a fair amount of promises to be had this year......I expect Paul Bertorelli'll be all over it for those of us not there.
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:04 PM
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Sigh..

10 years and still not able to answer the two questions:

How much?
When?
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:31 PM
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I'm local to the Deltahawk operation and our EAA Chapter toured their facility in 2001. The engine looked promising back then, but I don't think they have figured out how to invert the V configuration of the cylinders, thus the crank shaft is low and cylinders high. In the past they've said that they only provide an engine, how it is attached to the plane is the owners problem, including engine mount. How experimental do you want to be?
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:39 PM
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Does anyone have real experience with this engine? What is the durability? And TBO?

Interesting that googling deltahawk gets a comparison chart for RV's.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:27 PM
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I'm holding out a whole lot more hope for the Del-120 unit given that its already pulling duty with Uncle Sam.....
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:15 PM
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I'm holding out a whole lot more hope for the Del-120 unit given that its already pulling duty with Uncle Sam.....
I think it's a tad heavy for a 2 seat RV. I think I saw 360lbs as the listed weight. Could be wrong. Haven't looked into it that much.
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