Aluminum 4.3L For Canard Project (video)

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  1. Aug 5, 2014 #1

    Goatherder

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    Here's a short vid of the engine I built for my deviant canard project; basically a jumbo Long-EZ with retractable gear.

    The only production part in this engine is the GM crankshaft; everything else is top-shelf aftermarket. (except ingnition, which will be changed out to dual MSD) Gearbox is a Rotator 1.53 airboat drive. Dry weight on the engine/gearbox w/all accessories is 350lbs. This is w/o exhaust and cooling system.

    The engine is mounted on an airboat-style stand I built for testing. The plan is to use this setup to get some hours on the engine as I am finishing the airframe so the engine is well proven before I fly it.

    This video was taken a few minutes after the initial startup.

    Marc's v-6 3 - YouTube
     
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    Deviant, or Defiant? There is a difference. ;)
     
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    Looks like a fun project...
     
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    Goatherder

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    Deviant...not Defiant. In a nutshell it's an oversized Long-EZ that I'm building specifically to accommodate this engine package.
     

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    What kind of horsepower are you expecting out of your setup? I like the simplicity of the design and a very compact look. Keep up the good work!
     

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