With colors like that it makes it more reliable.
|AM13(Upright)||AM13(Low Profile)||Rotax 912||Continental|
|Jabiru 2200||Jabiru 3300||Viking110|
|Bore X Stroke||74x75.5mm||74x75.5mm||84x61mm||103x99mm||97.5x74mm||97.5x74mm||73x89.4mm|
|Valveing||16V SOHC||16V SOHC||8V pushrod||8V pushrod||8V pushrod||12V pushrod||16V DOHC|
|Fuel Delivery||Sequential FI||Sequential FI||Dual Carbs||Single Carb||Single Carb||Single Carb||MPI|
Well, most of that is Displacement vs. Rip'ems. Monolithic engine block also helps I'm sure.How did they build a liquid cooled engine that weighs just three pounds more than an air cooled V/W with less horsepower?
85 hp 94 mm bore x 86 mm stroke 2400 cc 137 to 167 lbs.
Options- Starter, Alternator, Accessory Case, Aluminum Nicom Cylinders, Dual Ignition
The G series Suzuki is one of the highest build number engines in history thanks to it's use in taxi's and mini van's in China - and we are talking millions of them on the road right now.The real test is will it be around with spare parts and support in 30 years.
Great thread!The G series Suzuki is one of the highest build number engines in history thanks to it's use in taxi's and mini van's in China - and we are talking millions of them on the road right now.
As for weight, see post #6 ...
I'm doubtful a non-turbo 1L will outperform a 2.2L engine, even with a gearbox unless you scream the crap out of it. Torsional vibration characteristics on 3 cylinder engines are not very friendly to deal with either. Can be done as Jeron did with a frictional damper but could be challenging. Most of my customers who flew 3 cyl. Suzukis eventually replaced them with 4 cylinder ones and were much happier despite the extra weight.I noticed recently that Aeromomentum now list a 1.0 3-cylinder option in development. Jeron Smith at Raven Redrives and others have offered these for years, of course, but I like that Aeromentum offers ready-to-run engine of all new parts. Mark Kettering of Aeromomentum says that the 3-cylinder should outperform a big-big bore VW and come in a little lighter and a little more fuel efficient. Suzukiplane doesn't roll off the tongue as easily as Volksplane, but I'll be keeping my eye on that one nonetheless.
That sucks... I'm really sorry to hear that. Like so many others on HBA, I was very excited about the Raven 3 cylinder engines as a potential aircraft powerplant.Most of my customers who flew 3 cyl. Suzukis eventually replaced them with 4 cylinder ones and were much happier despite the extra weight.