Verner S9 vs Rotec R-3600

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BJC

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Early AM each day, I will be in the OX5 Club clubhouse. Tuesday, most of the AM, will be sitting by the fence on the north side of the homebuilt aircraft area watching airplanes arrive. I usually sit under a big straw hat.

After the airshow each day, I will be around Margaritaville having a beer, usually under the big food building close to the bar.

I plan to post something under the “Sun n Fun 2018” thread to see if anyone wants to try to meet.


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Me too. The plan is to have Samson Mite there with the Verner 9. Photos from a few minutes ago:
Very cool! I like the exhaust stacks out the sides, it should sound killer. Do you know if he's going to add any baffles between the cylinders?
 

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Very cool! I like the exhaust stacks out the sides, it should sound killer. Do you know if he's going to add any baffles between the cylinders?
I don't think that Steve plans top add baffles. If he does, I'll post a photo.


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Steve added inter-cylinder baffles, but I don’t have a photo yet.
I was wondering if baffling was going to be required under that tight cowling. I'd be interested to see how he did it. Thanks!
 

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Great picture, thanks!

One of the things I was interested in was the attachment mechanism. Looks like the bracket that runs horizontally across the baffle is probably bolted to a matching bracket on the backside, essentially clamping the baffle in place. I think that is a pretty good solution.
 

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I dont fly, but I have past experience with Rotec.
I will only state facts, not opinions.
The 1st motor was originally scaled up 7 cylinder inspired from a saito, 350cc with no reduction, for RC use, only one made.
The 2800 7 cylinder was born from this, by 2 brothers in Melbourne, Australia.
The motor has had 2 major evolutions;
1/ Billet head motors, rare.
2/ Cast head motor, biggest seller, common.
There is a full flow oil system in the works, not sure if has come into circulation yet.
They used to be made 100% in house, but now suppliers make up a small portion of parts.
I worked there for maybe 11 months, they since moved to an airfield in Tyabb.

Opinions,
They make a really cool retro kit for the kitfox, a classmate with good artistic skills made a detailed set of fibreglass moulds for them.
Keep up the good work to all at Tyabb.
 
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