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Hi:

I'm from Argentina and I wanted to share with you

this great discovery. Gustavo Labala a very skillful engeneer

developed this turbine with 33 parts only and gives the

conventional 200 hp with 5 times less weight than a conventional

acft. engine. I was tested for more than 5000 hr. with no failures

due to its simplicity. He installed it in his Cessna 182 and flyes like

a champ.

 

http://www.hangar57.com/Turbinas.htm

 

If you want more information here's a link. I'm planning to put it in my

Varieze.

 

Best regards.

 

Krusty

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It would be interesting to see more information about the powerplant (like fuel consumption, cruise power, etc). I'm guessing the Hangar57 webpage is not the home page of engine's manufacturer.

 

I did find this link showing the turbine in another application Savonia Generators TurboPak

Nathan Gifford

Tickfaw, LA USA

Cozy Mk IV Plans Set 1330

Better still --> Now at CH 9

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...I'm from Argentina and I wanted to share with you

this great discovery. Gustavo Labala a very skillful engineer

developed this turbine with 33 parts only and gives the

conventional 200 hp with 5 times less weight than a conventional

acft. engine. It was tested for more than 5000 hr. with no failures

due to its simplicity. He installed it in his Cessna 182 and flies like

a champ...

Is that 5000 flight hours or 5000 test stand hours? How many hours has it been operated in Cessna 182?

Nathan Gifford

Tickfaw, LA USA

Cozy Mk IV Plans Set 1330

Better still --> Now at CH 9

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I did go to the web sight, but I only read English. Do you have any websights that have information in English?

You can use a Web language translation tool: http://babelfish.altavista.com

 

Select 'Spanish to English' and you'll be able to get the general points.

Jon Matcho :busy:
Builder & Canard Zone Admin
Now:  Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Next:  Resume building a Cozy Mark IV

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It's 5000 stand hours. Almos equivalent to 2500 flying hours.

He had it in his 182 since 3 years ago and almost 1100 hrs and

no problems so far. Due to its simplicity it's almost mainenance

free and quite reliable.

 

I'm trying to get a better website in english for all you guys.

 

Best regards Krusty

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Wow, this looks promising. I did the conversions on just the turbine itself:

 

Weight 55KG = 121 pounds

Length 600mm = 23.6"

Height 500mm = 19.7"

Width 370mm = 14.5"

 

I emailed the company to ask about applications, cost, and shipping to the US. I'll post any replies.

David Swain

 

Watch thine airspeed, least the ground come up and smite thee.......

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  • 2 months later...

a nice looking powerplant.

I would love to see a demo of this engine, but nothing seems to have come of it. a thorough web search has yielded no information on its commercial availability. Anyone know Sr. Labala's email address??? most of the info on this engine was published in 2002. It is now 2005. If this powerplant lived up to its reputation, it would be in a few new Cessnas by now, don't you think? Maybe the cost is prohibitive? Maybe the design is too groundbreaking to publish? Maybe there's some cold fusion going on in there :)

I found a site that indicated a relationship between a helicopter (Augusto Cicare??) manufacturer and Labala's turbine, but could not get any further. this mystery is so elusive its driving me crazy...

anyone out there have more info?

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...If this powerplant lived up to its reputation, it would be in a few new Cessnas by now, don't you think? Maybe the cost is prohibitive? Maybe the design is too groundbreaking to publish?...

Maybe not. I will bet that the engine is not necessarily certified for a/c use. Getting it certified would probably cost very big bucks.

 

The other thing we do not know and is a problem with all turbines is fuel consumption. I haven't seen what his fuel consumption figures are with this engine.

Nathan Gifford

Tickfaw, LA USA

Cozy Mk IV Plans Set 1330

Better still --> Now at CH 9

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