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Thu, Oct 16, 2008

An Aero-TV Powerplant Profile: The Rotax 914

Rotax's 'Mighty Mite' Remains One Of The Best Bets In Sport Or General Aviation

At the US Sport Aviation Expo, Aero-TV caught up with an old friend, Eric Tucker... a guy who is known worldwide as "Mr. Rotax." The most well-known (and easily the hardest working) expert on the Rotax 900 series sport and certified engines, Eric took a few minutes to help us profile each of the amazingly compact, powerful and fuel-efficient 900 series engines starting with our personal favorite... the 115 HP Turbocharged Rotax 914.

With a dry weight of 141 pounds, the Rotax 914 UL DCDI 115HP engine is a 4-stroke turbocharged engine specially developed for recreational aircraft. It also exists in a certified version as the Rotax 914 F, that received its first cert in 1996.

Additonal features include:

  • 4 horizontally opposed cylinders, "boxer" configuration
  • Free air cooled cylinders, liquid cooled cylinder heads with integrated pump and expansion tank
  • Dry sump forced lubrication with integrated pump and separate oil tank
  • 8 valves, automatic adjustment by hydraulic valve tappet
  • Dual Capacitor Discharge Ignition (DCDI) with RFI noise suppression
  • Garrett turbocharger with automatic waste gate control
  • Two Bing Constant Depression (CD) carburetors
  • Two electric fuel pumps
  • Integrated electric starter
  • Integrated reduction gearbox, ratio of 2.43:1 with optional slipper clutch
  • Various liquid and oil radiators available
  • Many option available such as: Vacuum pump, external alternator, hydraulic propeller governor
  • Operates on automotive fuel with a minimum octane rating of 91 (Canadian standards)
  • Time Between Overhauls (TBO): 1200 hours*

The R-914 produces 115 hp at 5,800 rpm (with a 5 minute time limit) and 100hp Max continuous. Among the aircraft that utilize the Rotax 914 to best effect, the list includes birds like the General Atomics RQ-1 Predator, Titan T-51 Mustang, Magni Autogyro, Stemme motor glider, Diamond Hk36 Super Dimona, the Europa XS and the Heli-Sport CH7 Kompress helicopter.

 

Come Check Out The 'Mighty Mite' Rotax 914 With Aero-TV

FMI: www.rotax.com/en/, www.rotax-aircraft-engines.com, www.aero-tv.net, www.youtube.com/aerotvnetwork, http://twitter.com/AeroNews

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