New Engine Option For For The Top Of The Line
Jim Fields, the head bee at Aeroworks International,
manufacturers of the Honey Bee Gyroplane, said Tuesday that the
2-place Honey Bee is now going to be supplied with the GM Ecotec
4-cylinder inline engine. The engine is rated at 200 hp but it will
be reduced to 180 hp for the Honey Bee 2-place.
The FAA's National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) recently concluded
its evaluation of the Kitfox Series 7 Super Sport Aircraft.
In a letter dated July 21, 2011, Terry Allen, manager of the FAA
Production and Airworthiness Division, stated that the Evaluation
Team determined that the kit will "allow an amateur builder to meet
the major portion requirement of Title 14, Code of Federal
Regulations part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and
Parts, § 21.191(g)," known as the "51-percent" requirement to
register the aircraft as Amateur-Built - Experimental.