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Doggzilla

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I’ve thought about that too. It would definitely make a good hybrid drive unit, as it would free space for a genset.

Malish has stated he is interested in electric propulsion.
 

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Did you consider the Mazda Peripheral Ported Engine?
I know that many people tried to use Mazda rotary engine's(if that what we're talking about) to power aircraft, but in most cases it wasn't successful. I personally know(from my automotive business)- this engines are very hard to maintain in workable condition and not repairable, if something happens(mechanically) to them. We did choose our power plant and will stay with that.
 

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I’ve thought about that too. It would definitely make a good hybrid drive unit, as it would free space for a genset.

Malish has stated he is interested in electric propulsion.

Hybrid power is not good for aircraft use, because aircraft power plant most of the time working at high power conditions and should have same power engine and generator to supply electric motor with power, as gasoline engine alone. In the cars this setup(hybrid) is working fine - because the cars very seldom use high power settings for driving them and smaller engine with generator have time to recharge the batteries.
For battery powered electric aircraft so far - not long range(time of flight) and long time to recharge them, even the charging station will be available at ALL airports, maybe in few more years?......
 
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When tied to cheap auto motors, but it’s actually considered quite useful for aircraft.

Pratt and Whitney is working on a 1300hp hybrid.

This time, hybrid power plant is not useful on GA aircraft - it's very expensive and only can be used as experimental power plant by companies with lot of money in the budget.
 

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Yes, that is a valid statement.

Besides someone making an experimental system out of Tesla car motors, I do not see any way to test on GA. Very little else is available or built to the standards GA aircraft require.
 

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Besides someone making an experimental system out of Tesla car motors, I do not see any way to test on GA. Very little else is available or built to the standards GA aircraft require.

That is why we're still flying our aircraft with "old design" gasoline engine so far. I'm is almost 65, but still flying and test flying our
PJ-II "Dreamer" too, but as a co-pilot - Andrey fly it and I'm recording all needed flight information, but sometime I have chance to fly it too.


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This weekend, we did 3D scan on our PJ-II "Dreamer", to see how good we did assembled our aircraft from kit parts. This will be used to correct assembly manual for our kit aircraft buyers. To do that scan, we did have to put about 3000 lite-reflectors stickers on aircraft, now our aircraft looks like Christmas tree!:)PA212030 (Large).JPG PA212032 (Large).JPG PA222066 (Large).JPG
 
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Let me start with saying that I absolutely love this airplane. It truly is my "dream".

I think you've picked the correct powerplant - the LS7 is an outstanding engine from any viewpoint. Making a reliable 400HP @ 5000 RPM should be no sweat, and with the dry sump it's easy to keep well oiled and cool.

The mazda rotary was fantastic for it's time, but with no new development on it in a long time it's got many matches now, and at big power numbers they don't live forever.

I have been following this for a few years and am ecstatic that it is flying now and you should have kits in production soon.
 

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A conventional twin style ducted fan would be easier and less expensive to make.

Can't really get excited about an E/AB that I'll never, ever had the chance to own.

An S-3 Viking clone won't be sexy, but you could sell more
 
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A conventional twin style ducted fan would be easier and less expensive to make.

Can't really get excited about an E/AB that I'll never, ever had the chance to own.

An S-3 Viking clone won't be sexy, but you could sell more

I like S-3 Viking aircraft too, but I think that replica of this aircraft wouldn't sell more, or would be easier and less expensive to produce.
Some one already tried to build "ducted fan" replica of A-10 aircraft with Mazda rotary engines, but never succeeded.
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Morning listers

My first post on this one, but, Man, I just love that A10. It looks so mean!!!! If Malish can get his drive to work on the Dreamer, I am sure that, by some extra-polarization (is that the right word?) Malish could develop a system that could work on an A10 replica. I will be first in line for a kit on that one.

Erik in Oz.
 

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Sorry, the word I was looking for in the post above, is 'extrapolation'. English is not my first language. It is not even my second language.....:oops:

Erik in Oz.
 

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An S-3 Viking clone won't be sexy, but you could sell more

Malish could develop a system that could work on an A10 replica. I will be first in line for a kit on that one.

Sorry guys, but there no ways to install ducted fan with piston engines at those replica aircraft. Mechanically it's would require installation of multiple drive shaft's with 90 digress turns - this is very complex, heavy and expansive. This applies for ALL pylon mounted jet engine aircraft replica's, there is no way to install piston engine with ducted fan in place of turbojet engine - this is aerodynamically very difficult and most of the time will effect CG of aircraft, only way is to install piston engine - in the fuselage.
 
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@Malish Sorry if this has already been addressed somewhere in the very long thread; But, why did you choose to do two fans driven off one motor, instead of using one fan with a little larger diameter? It seems this would be mechanically simpler and lighter.
 

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@Malish Sorry if this has already been addressed somewhere in the very long thread; But, why did you choose to do two fans driven off one motor, instead of using one fan with a little larger diameter? It seems this would be mechanically simpler and lighter.

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