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I have been thinking the Suprex SMART engines would be very good aircraft engines. The daimler-benz Suprex 3 cyl diesels made in Europe have a lot of great qualities for aircraft at around 150lbs, 150 lb/ft torque and 80 hp, running 2500-4500 RPM.


And this is cool, the dutch have taken the Suprex engine and made a motorcycle around it with a CVT. http://www.dieselmotorfiets.nl/ They claim 100 mpg, I don't disbelieve it. Expensive though at 17,500 euros.


The marines also have a diesel motorcycle that gets 96 mpg. The Marines version has a little less technology in the engine, and is lower power so not as exciting. http://www.dieselmotorcycles.com/


So, anyone want to put the Suprex in their EZ? That would get some long range.

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Probably not, Diesel stinks while Avgas is like aftershave ...


But it won't be too long :thumbsup:

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Chris Van Hoof, Johannesburg, South Africa operate from FASY (Baragwanath)

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