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Engines and Fuels

A partial list of established engine manufacturers and their websites, this list is intended to help teams preparing for the General Aviation Technology Challenge. Note: This list does not provide nor imply any warranty that these manufacturers have suitable engines or are willing to provide them. Teams are entirely on their own to pursue choosing and acquiring an engine that suits their performance needs, budget, and safety concerns.

PAV Engines  
   
Continental http://www.tcmlink.com/fiDDefault.aspx
Cummins http://www.cmdmarine.com
DAF http://www.daftrucks.com
Diesel Engines http://www.dieselenginemotor.com
Detroit Diesel http://www.detroitdiesel.com/engines/
Evinrude http://www.evinrude.com/en-US/
Ford http://www.ford.com
Franklin http://www.franklinengines.com
Gemini http://ppdgemini.com
GM http://www.gm.com/explore/technology/gmpowertrain/
GSE http://gsehfe.com
Honda http://www.honda-engines.com
Honda http://www.honda.com
Isuzu http://www.isuzuengines.com
John Deere http://www.deere.com/en_US/rg/index.html
Johnson http://www.johnson.com/en-US/Index.htm
Kubota http://www.kubotaengine.com
Kawasaki http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/Motorcycles.aspx
Lycoming http://www.lycoming.textron.com
Mercedes http://www4.mercedes-benz.com/specials/scr/en/index_nocom_en.htm
Mercury http://www.mercurymarine.com
Mitsubishi http://www.mitsubishi-engine.com
Orbital http://www.orbeng.com.au/orbital/flash_index.htm
Powerplant dev. http://ppdgemini.com
Rotax http://www.rotax-aircraft-engines.com
SMA  http://www.smaengines.com
Subaru - Used http://subaruengines.com
Subaru http://www.subaru.com
Suzuki http://www.suzukimarine.com
Theilert http://www.centurion-engines.com
Toyota http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/index.html
Yamaha http://www.yamaha-motor.com/outboard/
Innodyn Engines (turbines) http://www.innodyn.com/aviation/products.html
   

Engines/Motors/Fuels Papers

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# Title Author Year Description Size
1 Fuel Efficiency of Small Aircraft B.H. Carson 1980 From AIAA's Aircraft Systems Meeting Aug 4 1980 in St. Louis. A definitive paper on vehicular efficiency, draws upon Nobel Winner von Karman's work and is source of author's concept of Carson Speed, the most efficient speed for cruise flight. The landmark paper in flight efficiency. 548KB
2 The Opposed-Piston, Opposed-Cylinder Engine Kami Buchholz 2005 FEV's opposed piston, opposed cylinder engine concept, a new and smoother running engine from NASA's Glenn Research Center for possible use in quiet aircraft? 120KB
3 Alternate fuels for use in Commercial Aircraft Boeing/NASA 2007 An authoritative 8-page white paper on alternative fuels for use in aviation recently created by Boeing and NASA. The report cites many possible fuels, but concludes that algae biofuel is the "most attractive" alternative for mid-term sustainable mobility. Anyone interested in aviation's future in the face of concerns about Greenhouse Gas emissions and dwindling oil supplies, along with our need for a more distributed air transportation system, should read this paper. 1.2 MB
4 Sustainable Secure Alternate Aviation Fueling R.C. Hendricks 2007 A 2007 NASA Workshop looks at bio-fuel's future 1.7MB
5 Ultralightweight Gliders and Electric Propulsion Dean Sigler 2009    
6 Fuel Cell Airliners Francisco Leme Galvao 2007 An optimistic look at future long range transport using fuel cell/electric motors 436KB
7 LaunchPoint Efficient Motor Design Geoff Long 2009 An innovative motor design promising up to 5 BHP/lb with 95% efficiency. 3.2MB
8 The Electric Powered Aircraft David Ullman PhD 2009 A useful tour of the main considerations in electric aircraft design. link

 

 

 

 

 
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