FlyRotary

Welcome to the FlyRotary web page.  The purpose of this page is to share information on installation and use of Rotary (Wankel) engines in aircraft.  There are more flying examples than you might think and many more under construction.  This web page  is not limited to a single installation orientation.  The plugs up method just happens to be the preferred way in many fixed wing aircraft for space considerations under the cowling.  Why would anyone in their right mind mount the engine Plugs Up?

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Flying Examples

Bulent "Buly" Aliev's Cozy
In Test phase. 18 hrs tt a/o 2/28/07

Engine:
Cosmo 13B 1992

Turbo?
NO

Ignition controller:
RWS EC-2

Fuel delivery:
Fuel injected dual FI pumps in parallel

Coolant radiator:
Truck radiator from Ebay, cut in a half length wise

Oil Cooler:
stock 2nd generation

PSRU:
RWS RD-1 2.17/1

Propeller:
IVO Magnum inflight adj. 68" diameter two blade

Ed Anderson's RV-6A

Dave Atkins RV6

Yvon Cournoyer's Zenith CH-200

Peter Cowan's Deuce  

Tracy Crook's RV4

Chuck Dunlaps's RV6

Bill Eslick's RV6
450hrs tt a/o 2/27/07

Engine:
13B

Turbo?
Thought about it a lot, but decided NO

Ignition controller:
RWS EC-2

Fuel delivery:
2 parallel automotive FI pumps and filters

Coolant radiator:
2 evaporator cores from 1986 Caprice

Oil Cooler:
stock 1986 RX-7

PSRU:
RWS RD-1 2.17/1

Propeller:
68 x 72 Felix wood (left hand)
and sometimes a 68" 3-blade warp drive

George Graham's E-racer

John Slade's Turbo Cozy Mk-IV
84Hrs tt a/o 2/28/07

Engine:
13B REW

Turbo?
Turbonetics T04

Ignition controller:
RWS EC-2

Fuel delivery:
injectors, 2 primary, 2 secondary

Coolant radiator:
16 * 26 * 2 aluminum

Oil Cooler:
twin stock 3rd gen coolers in series

PSRU:
RWS RD1B

Propeller:
IVO Magnum 3 blade in-flight adj

Neil Kruiswyk's first rotary project Lancair 235, sold
Neil and Jim Mosur are working on a new Volmer project
details to follow when available

Perry Mick's Long-Eze

Jim Mosur's RV6

Charles Harbert's 20B powered Velocity RG

 

Ken Welter's Coot

Bob White's BD-4
3.3 Hrs tt w/ Rotary Engine, 1l00 Hrs tt Airframe a/o 2/28/07

Engine:
13B second Gen with Turrentine mods.
Built by Bruce Turrentine.

Turbo?
No

Ignition controller:
Real World EC2

Fuel delivery:
Gravity feed to two parallel high pressure pumps. EFI

Coolant radiator:
Two 1984 Buick Electra evaporator cores

Oil Cooler:
Stock Mazda second gen

PSRU:
Real World 2.85:1

Propeller:
Warp Drive ground adjustable HP 3 blade


Aircraft Under Construction

Joe Berki's "stretched, wider, taller" Limo EZ

Mike Callahan's Q-200

Dave Carter's RV6 (Photo not yet available)

Ernest Christley's Dyke Delta

Larry Cox's Murphy Elite on wheels, skis and amphib floats  (Photo not yet available)

Tommy James' GlaStar  (Photo not yet available)

Marvin Kaye's Lancair 320  (Photo not yet available)

Scott Stout's STOL Zenith 801

 

Kelly Troyer's Dyke Delta


Links to other related pages...

Rotary Engine Illustrated; A unique look inside Dr. Wankel's brilliant creation;

The Rotary Roster.  Who is building what and using a Wankel engine.  http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/rotaryroster/index.html

From parts to firewall forward.  Atkins Aviation.   http://www.atkinsrotary.com

Fuel Injection systems, Ignition systems.   Real World Solutions   

Rotary engine information galore; http://personal.riverusers.com/~yawpower/ and http://www.monito.com/wankel/wankel.html

Mostly theoretical aviation related information; http://home.earthlink.net/~rotaryeng/

Gear Reduction (PSRU's) ; http://www.psrumarcotte.com/   Real World Solutions planetary drive.        Ken Welters Belt drive

Fuel Injection systems; http://www.sdsefi.com/

Grand Rapids engine monitoring system; http://www.grtavionics.com/

Auto Conversion cooling information;  http://www.inforamp.net/~raac/CoolingSystems/CoolingSystemsIndex.HTML

The Wankel company; http://www.wankel-rotary.com/

Source for engine parts; https://www.racingbeat.com/index_secure.htm and http://www.mazdatrix.com/

Rotary engine  Web Ring;  (Good Info here)

 


Neil Kruiswyk 
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Copyright 2000 [FlyRotary]. All rights reserved.
Revised: Jan. 2, 2002