Rotax 850 Etec

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Rotax 850 Etec

Postby ScottyB » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:33 pm

I'm looking at the rotax 850Etec, rated@165hp and only weighing 47kg... around 100 lbs before a gear box problem is rpm peek is 8000
But with an electronic rev limiter rpm can be harnessed to 6700 rpm(135hp) same rpm as 582 rotax (65hp)
Any thoughts?

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Re: Rotax 850 Etec

Postby drseti » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:13 pm

Since the 850 is a snowmobile engine, I doubt it has the redundancy one would want for aircraft use (two sparkplugs per cylinder, dual ignition, dual fuel pumps, etc.) I wonder if they can be converted to aviation requirements.?
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