5 ISSUES FOR JUST £5 Subscribe to Pilot Magazine today CLICK HERE

Smart car based aero diesel offers better economy, lower weight

09:51 25 April 2013

Smart aero diesel engine

Smart aero diesel engine

Archant

Thanks to continued support from ultralight specialist Peter Funk, a new aircraft diesel has been certified in Germany.

Tested over the course of 2,500hr on the ground and 2,000hr in an Fk9 MkIV, FlyEco’s engine is based on the engine used in the Smart car and uses a toothed-belt reduction drive. Astonishingly low ‘best economy’ fuel consumption of 7 li/hr is claimed. 80 and 102hp versions are available, and the unit is claimed to weigh 4kg less than the Rotax 912.

0 comments

More from News

Friday, January 29, 2016

A south Canterbury teenager has broken the unofficial and little-known world record for the amount of flights flown on his 16th birthday.

Read more
Friday, January 29, 2016

Many general aviation pilots may be aware that if permission is granted to land at Ministry of Defence airfields, there is a tariff of charges depending on the size of the aircraft and the nature of the sortie being flown.

Read more
Friday, January 29, 2016
Terri was unavailable for a photograph, so this is a stock photo

An endangered turtle that was washed up on a beach in Jersey will be getting the rock-star treatment - flying by private jet to the Canary Islands.

Read more
Friday, January 29, 2016
Since Concorde was grounded, the race to achieve faster air travel for the public has been very lucrative

The Antipode would fly at 24 times the speed of sound and could get passengers from New York to Sydney in just 30 minutes

Read more
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New measures, detailed in the authority’s Action Report from its ongoing review of civil air display safety in the UK, were announced on 26 January.

Read more
Friday, January 22, 2016
C4 - Photo: 'FlightDesign USA'

At the 2016 Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo, Flight Design announced it would be conducting a series of crash tests of the new C4’s occupant protection system, referred to as the ‘safety box’.

Read more
Friday, January 22, 2016
Those pesky drones

Drones are amazing creations, aren’t they? Capable of assisting with law enforcement, search and rescue, cargo transport and even film making. Their capabilities are almost endless – however, there are always people that will take advantage of these capabilities.

Read more
Friday, January 22, 2016
Cirrus Aircraft releases first interactive aircraft handbook

Cirrus Aircraft have announced the debut of their latest innovation in flight training – the Interactive Flight Operations Manual (iFOM).

Read more
Thursday, January 21, 2016
SAM LS Aircraft

SAM Aircraft assets have been acquired by the sons of aircraft designer Chris Heintz, owners and operators of Zenith Aircraft Company (U.S.) and Zenair Ltd. (Canada).

Read more
Friday, January 15, 2016
'Boeing 777-2H6/ER Malaysia Airlines' Christian Junker Photography, Flickr CC2.0

Russian authorities have claimed that the Dutch inquiry into the MH17 Malaysia Airlines accident contains several contradictions and discrepancies

Read more

Most Read


Subscribe or buy Pilot Magazine