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Old 08-03-2017, 06:50 AM
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Question Thunderbolt 540 engine options for SDSFI?

For those that purchased a Thunderbolt 540 at OSH, Were you able to deduct the ignitions, FI, mech fuel pump and push rod from the standard build? I know you can't with the standard Lycoming purchase but the Thunderbolt staff at the show made it sound like this was no problem.

Just curious if this is really the case and T-bolt will be as flexible as the other engine builders going forward.

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Old 08-03-2017, 06:53 AM
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Yes, for the Thunderbolt engines you can spec it any way you want. When deleting items they will give you a credit.

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Old 08-03-2017, 06:53 AM
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I'd like to know the answer to this as well...
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:55 AM
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Yes, for the Thunderbolt engines you can spec it any way you want. When deleting items they will give you a credit.

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Thanks for the quick answer Vic! Really appreciate it...
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:13 AM
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For someone halfway around the world - what it a Thunderbolt engine please?
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:20 AM
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Default Lycoming Thunderbolt Engines

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For someone halfway around the world - what it a Thunderbolt engine please?
Lycoming Thunderbolt engines:

https://www.lycoming.com/engines/thunderbolt
"Thunderbolt engines are Lycoming's brand of high performance, built-to-order power plants for Experimental aircraft. With Thunderbolt engines, customers get a genuine Lycoming engine that is factory built, factory tested and factory supported - with several popular options of fuel systems, ignition systems, performance enhancements and finishing options. These features come with every Lycoming Thunderbolt engine:

- Balanced rotating system within 0.5 gram (connecting rods, pistons, piston pins)
- Port and polished cylinders
- Customized paint options"
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:39 AM
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Default Thunderbolt 540

Any difference between BPE540 with cold air and thunderbolt apart from bpe using 1st run core?
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:00 PM
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Any difference between BPE540 with cold air and thunderbolt apart from bpe using 1st run core?
The BPE540 may use best available part(s) that was not manufactured by Lycoming.

All the Lycoming engines will be all new Lycoming parts with a roller cam.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:38 PM
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Default Cold air

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Any difference between BPE540 with cold air and thunderbolt apart from bpe using 1st run core?
I have thought a cold air induction setup would be nice too, I think it's around a $5k option from BPE. What would our options be for doing cold air induction on a thunderbolt?
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:59 PM
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Default BPE 540

I went with bpe540 partly because of using showplanes cowl and balanced engine ect. Don't know if thunderbolt will fit showplanes cowl. Another major work is to fit airflow aircon compressor. Have to chop the intake plenum away to make compressor fit. Also have to cnc new adapter bracket between fm200 and cold air sump that about 1/2 inch shorter. Bottom of showplanes cowl interfere with intake plenum. All major work but will be nice once done.
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