Eggenfellner Engines -- Looking Big | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-01.21.19

Airborne Unmanned-01.22.19

Airborne Unlimited-01.23.19

AMA Drone Report-01.17.19

Airborne Unlimited-01.18.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-01.21.19

Airborne Unmanned-01.22.19

Airborne Unlimited-01.23.19

AMA Drone Report-01.17.19

Airborne Unlimited-01.18.19

Mon, Aug 04, 2003

Eggenfellner Engines -- Looking Big

If you don't know the name Eggenfellner Engines, you probably don't hang around with RV-ators* a lot. The guys who build and fly Dick Van Grunsven's RV-series kits have a lot of engine options, including sweetly-priced Lycomings from Van's, but Eggenfellner has a particularly good reputation with them.

According to their website, Eggenfellner has sold 298 of its converted Subaru engines - "Egg motors" to the initiated - to RV builders. That's a significant chunk of the market, especially when you consider that Van's actively discourages the use of anything but Lycoming motors.  Now, Richard Van Grunsven himself has expressed a limited degree of admiration for the Eggenfellner package, but he and his company remain firmly in favor of the well-known Lyc.

The completeness of the package and its low cost (the basic firewall forward, less propeller, is about $17,000) are two major attractions. There are other reasons than the purely practical. Many people who are attracted to experimental aviation are also attracted to new developments in engines. And because an RV aircraft is such a well-known, proven commodity, it's very hard to make a significant improvement in the airframe. All this tends to lead a significant minority of experimenters onto the trails that run off the Lycoming reservation, into the territory of experimental engines.

Whatever the reason, enough builders have opted for Eggenfellner package, that Eggenfellner has been able to raise its corporate profile at Airventure this year. In a cunning example of leveraged marketing, Eggenfellner gave booth space to a number of customer airplanes, and let his customers sell the engines for him. This has been very effective, with a number of sales booked during the show.

The Eggenfellner conversion works well with two modern, composite propellers, the lightweight, certified MT-Propeller, and the experimental and ultra-lightweight Quinti. These are available through Eggenfellner, at a substantial discount.

*RV-ators are not some kind of strange aquatic reptiles from the slimes of Okeefenokee, Them's alley-gators. RV-ators are guys who fly, build, eat, sleep and dream Van's RV aircraft.

FMI: www.eggenfellneraircraft.comwww.vansaircraft.comwww.newglasair.com

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.23.19)

Light Sport Aircraft Headquarters This website features a fairly complete listing of links to S-LSA manufacturers, along with information about flight training and LSA rules.>[...]

AMA Drone Report 01.17.19: DJI Smart Controller, UVify Swarm, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Paranoia, GDU SAGA, New UK Drone Regs, State Farm Waiver DJI introduced a new remote controller for its drones at CES 2019. The Smart Controller features an ul>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 01.15.19: New CA Regs, State Farm Waiver, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Sighting, DJI Smart Remote Controller, Hydrogen Multi-Rotor UAV, Northwest UAV Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced Canada’s new rules for >[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 01.22.19: UAS Symposium Postponed, Small UAS Rule, SWAT UAV

Also: UNLV Drone Pilot Certificate, Aria Insights, GA-ASI Collaboration Team, AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards In light of a number of events and programs being curtailed due to the long-ter>[...]

Roots And Air Canada Partner To Mark International Sweatpants Day

Hands Out Free Casual Wear Aboard Air Canada's Longest International Flight Monday Iconic Canadian brands, Roots and Air Canada partnered to make a long journey even more comfy in >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC