VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 11-01-2018, 08:55 PM
Chippster1 Chippster1 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Marietta, Ga
Posts: 47
Default ACE (Advanced Component Engineering)

I have not heard much about this engine in a while. It sounded great on paperólighter, more powerful, and runs on 87 Octane. Honestly, sounds too good to be true. Has anyone heard anything lately? Know anyone who has one?
Would love to hear thoughts or experience

T Chipps
RV-10 N498EC

Last edited by Chippster1 : 11-01-2018 at 09:02 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-01-2018, 09:14 PM
N941WR's Avatar
N941WR N941WR is online now
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 11,706
Default

No updates on FaceBook since June of 2017. Couldn't find a website.

Sounds dead to me.
__________________
Bill R.
RV-9 (Yes, it's a dragon tail)
O-360 w/ dual P-mags
Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build!
SC86 - Easley, SC
www.repucci.com/bill/baf.html
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-01-2018, 10:21 PM
Lars Lars is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 1,045
Default

This: http://www.ac-aero.com/

Which is not to confer legitimacy. I met Andrew Higgs briefly at Reno several years ago and had a brief opportunity to fondle a Lycoming replacement cylinder. Intriguing. He apparently has some serious engine design chops; remains to be seen if they can be translated into business success.
__________________
Lars Pedersen
Davis, CA
RV-7 Flying as of June 24, 2012
700+ hours as of October 1, 2018
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-02-2018, 07:11 AM
rv6ejguy's Avatar
rv6ejguy rv6ejguy is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 4,849
Default

I met Andrew at Reno this year and looked at his new engine design on display. We didn't have a long time to chat as he was busy assisting a race team there.

He's based in Japan now and working to bring the new engines into full scale production following some more testing. We didn't discuss his Lycoming parts unfortunately so I can't comment on availability or price.

Best to email him directly for that info.
__________________

Ross Farnham, Calgary, Alberta
Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 426.1 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi.htm


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-02-2018, 08:21 AM
DanH's Avatar
DanH DanH is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 08A
Posts: 8,000
Default

The avgas engine components are still available, via complete engines delivered from a shop in the UK. There is no US-based shop assembling them right now. A year ago Andrew was actively looking for a new US-based partner, but at this time his primary interest is the new stepped piston diesels.

If serious, contact Andrew directly via the AC Aero website.
__________________
Dan Horton
RV-8 SS
Barrett IO-390

Last edited by DanH : 11-02-2018 at 08:24 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-02-2018, 11:46 AM
majuro15's Avatar
majuro15 majuro15 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 468
Default

As Ross mentioned, the Lycoming type engines are still available and I believe he okay'ed the production of newly designed liquid cooled cylinders for Lycomings but not sure the time frame.

He is hard at work machining parts for his clean sheet design V4 which is a spark ignited, Jet A burning piston engine. There are lots of updates on that on his Facebook page. I'm gathering some info now as well to post on here for folks to follow along if interested.
__________________
www.N1017H.com
Tim Huneycutt, Capt, NCANG
RV-10 Fuselage under construction
N1017H Reserved
EAA #: 1106970
2018 VAF Dues Paid!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:06 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.