Category: Engine

Interesting new Viking 90 Engine

I got an email from Viking Aircraft Engines announcing their new Viking 90 engine. It sounded interesting because it makes 90HP and weighs only 10lbs more than the Rotax 912. I like the affordability concept of using automotive engines for aircraft and I probably would have bought a Viking but the Viking 110 and 130…

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AM15 Fuel Pump Notes – January 2018

Our AM15 engine came with two Bosch-044 clone fuel pumps. They are from China and don’t have a manufacturer or part number.  They are labeled MFS for Manta Flight Systems. We would like to upgrade those fuel pumps and design a redundant system that is safe and effective. Here are some of our notes: We’ll…

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Aeromomentum Engine Notes – January 2018

We talked to Mark Kettering from Aeromomentum at Oshkosh this summer.  He did a great job of answering all our questions and we bought an engine from him.  We chose the AM15 upright 117hp engine.  The higher HP options can be achieved by modifying the 117HP engine without turbocharging and using higher octane fuel. Since…

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Finish uncrating engine, put on lift cart – 1/16/17

Today we completely uncrated the engine and put it onto a hydraulic lift cart that we bought at Harbor Freight. As a review, this is an Aeromomentum AM15 117 HP 1.5 Liter upright aircraft conversion engine based on a Suzuki car engine. Powering up the engine The engine came with an UltraGauge OBDII engine information…

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Pick up new AM15 engine – 12/10/16

Today we drove over to a local loading dock where we had arranged for the crate containing our new Aeromomentum AM15 engine to be delivered. Then we drove it over to my garage and opened the crate.   We’re excited about doing some pioneer work with the engine. It is based on a Suzuki G15A…

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Engine Choices

Here are some of our thoughts on engines: Fuel injected engine – I prefer not having a carburetor.  I don’t want to have to worry about carburetor icing.  I only rent the fuel injected Cessna’s at my local airport.  One of the best things about building an experimental airplane is that you can affordably use current technology…

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