Great Plains Type 1 Front Drive

The Great Plains Type 1 Front Drive is an American aircraft engine series, produced by Great Plains Aviation Supply of Bennington, Nebraska for use in homebuilt aircraft. The series are all based upon the Volkswagen air-cooled automotive engine.[1]

Type 1 Front Drive
Type Aircraft engine
National origin United States
Manufacturer Great Plains Aviation Supply
Unit cost US$3,184 (2180cc model, 2015)

Design and developmentEdit

The engine series are all four-cylinder four-stroke, horizontally-opposed, air-cooled, Volkswagen automotive conversion gasoline engines, with direct-drive. They employ magneto ignition systems and, depending on the model, produce 55 to 80 hp (41 to 60 kW) at 3600 rpm, with a compression ratio of 8.0:1. They use a geared electric starter.[1][2]

The series includes six models, named for their displacement:

  • 1,600 cc (97.6 cu in) producing 55 hp (41 kW) for take-off[2]
  • 1,700 cc (103.7 cu in) producing 60 hp (45 kW) for take-off[2]
  • 1,835 cc (112.0 cu in) producing 65 hp (48 kW) for take-off[1][2]
  • 1,915 cc (116.9 cu in) producing 69 hp (51 kW) for take-off[2]
  • 2,180 cc (133.0 cu in) producing 76 hp (57 kW) for take-off[1][2]
  • 2,276 cc (138.9 cu in) producing 80 hp (60 kW) for take-off.[2]

ApplicationsEdit

Specifications (Type 1 Front Drive 2180)Edit

Data from Tacke and manufacturer[1][2]

General characteristics

  • Type: Four cylinder, four stroke aircraft engine
  • Bore: 92 mm (3.6 in)
  • Stroke: 82 mm (3.2 in)
  • Displacement: 2,180 cc (133.0 cu in)
  • Dry weight: 74.6 kg (164.5 lb)

Components

Performance

  • Power output: 76 hp (57 kW) for takeoff, 70 hp (52 kW) comtinous
  • Compression ratio: 8.0:1

See alsoEdit

Related lists

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, pages 258-259. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Great Plains Aviation Supply. "Front Drive (Direct Drive) Specs". www.greatplainsas.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.

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