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Bille Floyd

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My Visa, will have a 0-balance owed, the first month of 2021 ; so getting close
to purchasing the engine , for my Frankenized Exxtacy glider.
What do you guys think about the new Thor 202 :


Thanks : Bille
 

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Polini engines are not cheap (probably $3,500-4,000 for this one though I haven't seen an MSRP) but they do have a good reputation and the company is one of the few that actively promotes using their engines in tractor installations in ultralight aircraft. Here is a link to their tractor installation kit for the 200 (and presumably 202) and 250 models. That may not matter for your project, but it does suggest that the engine is pretty forgiving in terms of various installation styles and orientations including your custom application.
 

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You might try to track down a Belite owner/builder group. The Polini engines were used on some of their planes and James Weibe was (and may still be) a Polini dealer.
 

Bille Floyd

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Yes , Badlands is a dealer for the Thor 202 ; and right
here in Vegas.
I asked for a final weight with E-start, and the radiator ; i
can figure out the Liquid weight myself , once i know how
long the hoses will be. I also asked for the price.

Bille
 

Bille Floyd

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Yes , Badlands is a dealer for the Thor 202 ; and right
here in Vegas.
I asked for a final weight with E-start, and the radiator ; i
can figure out the Liquid weight myself , once i know how
long the hoses will be. I also asked for the price.

Bille
That was Aug 5 ; i suspect the covid - 19 thing , may have gotten
them side-tracked , because i never got an answer. I will try again.

Bille
 
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Bille Floyd

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That was Aug 5 ; i suspect the covid - 19 thing , may have gotten
them side-tracked , because i never got an answer. I will try again.

Bille
They got back to me alright ; the owner was So excited about my
project, that he locked me into the current price of the Thor 202, and
will expect full payment at the end of Feb / 2021.

YES --- I'm Stoked !!!!

Bille

Now back to the drawing board ; this is what i got so-far :

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