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  1. Chip W. Erwin

    Zenair Zipper

    I had a few Zippers in the 1980s. Twin engine on floats!
  2. Chip W. Erwin

    Chip is making progress with the Merlin Lite

    I do see some posts about Vtwins and Ace redrives. All good work. I am using a redrive from Ace custom to our Vtwin specs. I also have a propeller made matched to the Vtwin torque and the Merlin speeds. But the real key is we deal factory-direct. I have arranged a dedicated Vtwin engine...
  3. Chip W. Erwin

    Aeromarine 60hp V-Twin Engine

    Yes we do plan to offer the larger Vtwins. But first we will deliver a few containers of this 60hp Vtwin. Still writing install and maintenance manuals....
  4. Chip W. Erwin

    Chip is making progress with the Merlin Lite

    Not possible. The computer manages both motors and if one shuts down the other shuts down within a fraction of a second. Note that this is only a proof of concept. Not planning on selling it anytime soon.
  5. Chip W. Erwin

    Aeromarine 60hp V-Twin Engine

    Thanks for posting this article. But it has nothing to do with the Vtwin. This is a Part 103 ultralight. Power is the Polini 303DS or a 30kw electric motor. The DEP-OD is a research project and is not yet for sale, if ever. We have measured 70 lbs of thrust each motor so we do nearly double our...
  6. Chip W. Erwin

    Aeromarine 60hp V-Twin Engine

    We have our own dedicated production run of engines made exactly to Aeromarine's specifications. Even a longer dipstick to access the oil level from the top cowl hatch on our Merlin. We fill a container of engines then reship to customers from our USA fulfilment center. Customers have no CVT...
  7. Chip W. Erwin

    Zenair Zipper

    I had 2 or 3 Zippers. One was a 2-seater, twin engines, on floats.
  8. Chip W. Erwin

    Aeromarine 60hp V-Twin Engine

    This thread was just brought to my attention. I am glad to answer questions as best I can here or by e-mail [email protected] We are currently shipping engines with reduction drives and props and have a good supply of everything. We are focusing on the new firewall forward installation for the...
  9. Chip W. Erwin

    Chip is making progress with the Merlin Lite

    There are plenty of ultralights in the world market but I do not recall seeing anything like our new Merlin Lite wing. 32 feet high aspect ratio with a huge 3-hinge slotted Fowler flap. We comply with the Part 103 stall speed and can easily set the prop to comply with the top speed.
  10. Chip W. Erwin

    Chip is making progress with the Merlin Lite

    Yes, we are making a lot of progress. We would be on time to fly the new Merlin Lite wing at Sun n Fun in April but the container ships have been hard to book space on. The wing will arrive just prior to the show so we plan to bring it for static display and fly right after the show. We also...
  11. Chip W. Erwin

    Inexpensive solo cross-country machines?

    For now we offer this Merlin single-seat E-AB aircraft. We also just introduced a Part 103 ultralight that is similar to the Merlin but lighter and slower to meet the USA UL rules. I see no point in bringing in another over-priced 2-seat LSA to compete the the 160+ already out there selling few...
  12. Chip W. Erwin

    Inexpensive solo cross-country machines?

    What is considered low-cost? I offer the Merlin single-seat all metal E-AB aircraft which can be finished in 2 weeks for under $40k with glass panel and modern 4-stroke engine. Cruise is 120 mph. I fly from Florida to Ohio and Oshkosh. Kits in stock. www.aeromarine-lsa.com Bonus: Big guys and...
  13. Chip W. Erwin

    CriCri MC-15 in NZ

    Can you provide a source for Cri Cri plans please?
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