View Full Version : The engine is done!
08-27-2004, 06:29 PM
Well I finally got my engine parts and got the engine all rebuilt.
Now on to the airframe! :p
I sent the prop to Warp Drive for an inspection.
I cut my engine mount plates and the main cluster plates.
The engine is a suzuki 530 with an R&D pipe. at least I am making progress.
08-27-2004, 06:37 PM
Keep up the good work, that engine should really kick!
08-27-2004, 06:41 PM
I hope so, it is rated at 86hp with tuned pipes, @ 8700rpm, but I won't be pushing it like that! I'm hoping for at least 65hp.around 6400.
08-27-2004, 06:56 PM
Looking forward to meeting you & your family & gyro, Scott! Best of luck finishing your rebuild.
08-27-2004, 10:24 PM
Wow bro!!!... you are making a MONSTER! Looking good!
08-28-2004, 08:13 AM
With a Rotax 2.58 gearbox 8000rpm will give you around 3100 at the prop.
That is how mine was set up. If i remember correctly the 530 is redlined at 8750rpm. You will be impressed with the power. Once I got the jetting down it had no problems. I have been told that one of the problems with that type engine is the wrist pin bearings. They are like $12.00 each so every hundred hours replace them.
scott looks good , hey did ya check the link for the prerotor i left ya where ya posted in wanted?
08-28-2004, 06:02 PM
Yes Ben I did get it, I already have everything, except the drum that fits the rotax patern.
thanks Gary, I have a 2-1 gear in the box right now, I am going to get 2.58 gears.
08-28-2004, 06:20 PM
why didn't you use the " stock " type Rotax muffler? Me thinks your going to end up with a Peaky little devil of a engine. Glad your going to go CLT and a stab on this one.
08-28-2004, 08:03 PM
The pipe is pecky but it is all in by 4500 you will be over that RPM in the air at all times so you will like it and 65 to 70 HP is great for the weight of that motor.
08-29-2004, 08:17 AM
Hey guys are does engine good?. Where do you get them?
08-29-2004, 08:20 AM
Is that a motorcycle engine? If yes, What do you have to do to fit them for aviation?
08-29-2004, 08:49 AM
great work !
i heard suzuki bandits are the most suitable/reliable for adaptation to an aircraft,
did you have some difficulties to find one ? brandnew or used?
could you post or print a precise "how to" ?
best regards (sorry for my bad english)
08-29-2004, 12:24 PM
Jose, judging by the "Arctic Cat" logo, I'd guess it's from a snowmobile.
08-30-2004, 07:46 PM
If i am not mistaking, I think that Artic Cat makes ATV, Motorcycle, snowmovile engine.
08-31-2004, 03:13 AM
Yes it is out of a snomobile. The nice thing is the crankshaft taper is the same as the rotax. and it has its own waterpump, Jetski's use a threaded crank.and don't have a waterpump.
I'll keep you posted on the progress.
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