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  1. TiPi

    B&S 49-series (810cm3/49ci) - TiPi's conversion for aircraft use

    It has been suggested to open another thread specific for the conversion of the Briggs & Stratton 49-series of vertical shaft engines to an economical and reliable aircraft engine. So here it is:) The Briggs & Stratton 49-series family currently (2019) consists of 4 streams of engines...
  2. mo10

    Hello from Mass

    Hi Everyone, I just stumbled upon HBA a few days ago and was pleasantly surprised by the breadth and depth of the topics and answers. It will take me some time to explore what is here, but so far it looks like a good match for my interests. I am an aerospace engineer by education, but I've...
  3. N

    1/2 VW versus Briggs, Kohler, Generac V-Twins

    I see that the Generac and other V-Twin industrial engines are starting to show up on ultralight aircraft and powered paragliders. The great thing about these engines is the low cost, newer technology, and easy service/repair. They come with alternator, starter, and electronic ignition built in...