What is the TBO for a Rotax 912?
For another, the new 912 four-stroke engine had a TBO of only 600 hours—perhaps an improvement by ultralight standards, but hardly acceptable in the world of “real airplanes.”
Is Rotax 914 fuel injected?
Computational Study of Direct Fuel Injection in the Rotax 914 Engine. Direct injection enables increased fuel efficiency and higher power output than a conventional Port Fuel Injection (PFI) system.
Are Rotax engines FAA certified?
After the EASA Type Certification, BRP’s Rotax aircraft engines team will concentrate on getting the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. With more than 180,000 engines sold in over 40 years, Rotax aircraft engines lead the light sport and ultra-light aircraft market.
How long does a Rotax 912 last?
The current range of 912 & 914 series engines are being shipped with a 2000hr or 15 year TBO. Owners of earlier engines can have their engines upgraded to the current TBO however in some circumstances it may not be worthwhile as some major components will need replacing.
How much does a Porsche 914 weigh?
|Length||3,985 mm (156.9 in)|
|Width||1,650 mm (65.0 in)|
|Height||1,230 mm (48.4 in)|
|Curb weight||940–995 kg (2,072–2,194 lb)|
Is Rotax 915 certified?
The Rotax 915 iS is an Austrian aircraft engine, produced by Rotax of Gunskirchen for use in ultralight aircraft, homebuilt aircraft, light-sport aircraft, small helicopters and gyroplanes. The engine was type certified in 2017.
How reliable is the Rotax 912 engine?
912 engines are reliable in the extreme. I trust mine with my and my famly’s life. Like any mechanical item there are always things to maintain or repair, but overall they are as good if not better than “certified” aircraft engines.
What’s the difference between a Rotax 912iS and a 914 turbo?
Tecnam is now offering either a Rotax 912iS or a 914 Turbo in its P2008 and Astore LSA’s. It got me thinking-The 912iS is Fuel Injected, the 914 is turbocharged but is back to dual carbs. Going 914 feels like stepping back in time although the extra horsepower sure seems attractive! Toying with the idea of adding a second aircraft to my stable.
What’s the difference between a 912 and a 914?
The 912 is 1352cc’s and has a compression ratio of 10.4:1, where as the 914 is 1211cc’s like the older 80hp 912 displacement wise. I saw somewhere it was stated the 914’s compression ratio is 9.0:1.
Are there any early issues with the 912iS?
There has been much made of “early issues” with the 912iS. In all cases it has been the install, not the engine. Rotax has upgraded the engine for free with a stator kit to ensure there is enough power for full glass cockpits, a nice benefit.
Will there be CARB maintenance on the 912ULS and 914?
Yes there will likely be some carb maintenance on the 912ULS and the 914 but overall we have seen less issues than on the 912is. The 912is is the first full fadec aviation engine with auto lean of peak and it has been a challenge. I have full confidence Rotax will get it 100% but as of today I’m still more comfortable behind the carb engines.