cncdoc Posted March 7, 2004 Share Posted March 7, 2004 Rotary power.... All you have to do is mention that phrase and you polarize the (mostly canard designed) homebuilt community. However, I wanted to be able to discuss (by virtue of this forum) the reasons why builders are opting for the rotary (and don't say because John is doing it, although that may be reason enough... ) engine in their projects. Why open the discussion again? I think there are a few misconceptions about the advantages/disadvantages of using a seemingly superior converted auto design engine. Discussion may help review and bolster confidence (or not) and may help to lessen psychological procrastination. So, this isn't about whether or not you are using rotary power (as in 12A 13A 13B 20B Wankel Mazda, Pratt and Whitney doesn't count), you have decided to use rotary power because.........??? So is it because of cost? Weight? Power? Are there a few tricks up your sleeve? Why would you go rotary? (hint: Most Lycoming advocates assume $$$ is the motivation) running to the side after lighting the fuse... Kevin Quote Back to building... #618 Cozy MK IV My Cozy web pages, courtesy: Rick Maddy... WN9G Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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