Light Weight VW

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  1. Oct 4, 2017 #61

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    Yes, I should have mentioned Casler pointed that out, too. He thought the Sonex was a good match for his largest engine.
     
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    Those cracks aren't the end of the world. The local VW shop said that most VW heads have that crack and it normally doesn't cause any failure. I flew with the cracks for 8 years.
     
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    Any idea what the current draw at 2900 rpm would be with a bosch coil and 009 distributor? A page out of the Corvair approach would offer a left and right blue coil through a MSD coil joiner to a common distributor with a points plate with 2 sets 180 degrees apart. Points have a slow "graceful" deterioration and give fair warning. Switch to the right when that happens. This set up would use one plug per jug. Spark plugs do foul slowly but rarely fail catastrophically unless they blow out of the head....
     
  4. Aug 22, 2019 #64

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    Friend of mine could fly 2 hrs on a 1/2 VW in a MiniMax with a 12 Volt, 5 amp model airplane starting battery. When the Voltage got down to 10 volts he switched to another battery.
     

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