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Old 10-14-2011, 06:35 AM
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Has anyone considered ulpower engines for the rv12.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:41 AM
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I am unaware of any, but was quite impressed with the engine when I looked it over at Oshkosh. I have heard very little, good or bad about it.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:57 AM
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There is a Zenith CH-650 with the 130hp UL engine on their website. Similar aircraft but I think I would go with one of the lower HP UL engines.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:58 AM
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Correct - Zenith has a UL 260is (107 Hp) in a CH750 and a UL 350is (130 hp) in a CH650B at this time with very good results. RV-12 would most likely need Ul 260is power since UL 350 series may be too high of Hp rating for the aircraft.

Here is some info on FADEC controlled UL power;

http://www.ulpower.com/engines/index.html


Short video on UL power install...... http://www.youtube.com/user/zenithai.../7/9i7onywOEyw

Good group of UL power videos here..... http://wn.com/ULPower
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:57 PM
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We are currently working with the US Distributer to install a 109 HP engine and developing a Firewall Forward Kit.
We will keep you appraised of the progress
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:52 PM
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I think that will be one fine combination!
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:15 PM
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Good news that an RV-12 option may be setting up.....so far from what I have seen with the UL Power engines I like.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:23 PM
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We are currently working with the US Distributer to install a 109 HP engine and developing a Firewall Forward Kit.
We will keep you appraised of the progress
Great News..!! I have been looking forward to someone doing a FWF kit for the RV12 as well.........I'm sure it will be a Winning Combo as the UL Engine seems a Winner too!
Look forward to Furture developments on this Intallation. Do you have a Web site we can follow at all..?
Cheers John H.

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Old 10-14-2011, 11:45 PM
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I am unaware of any, but was quite impressed with the engine when I looked it over at Oshkosh. I have heard very little, good or bad about it.
There is a Gentleman called Steve from Carnation.WA who has installed a 360i in his JUST Highlander ( N419BD )a year or so back.....apart from some teething Problems he seems more then Happy with the Engine Perfomance, Power, Smoothness & Fuel Consumption...........In England they fly two UL Powered Silence Aerobatic Aircraft Regulary (260Si ) so I think the engine is developing a good reputation so far which is good to Hear! I have friends flying with these engines in NZ and are more then Happy with them!

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Old 10-18-2011, 06:14 AM
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As I research they seem high on fuel usage.
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