Accession Number:

ADA073573

Title:

Mini-RPV Engine Demonstrator Program.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb 77-May 79,

Corporate Author:

BENNETT AEROTECHNICAL AUBURN AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

A two-stroke cycle, twin-cylinder, twin-crankshaft, geared, simultaneous firing spark ignition engine was designed and built. The engine utilizes several high production parts including cylinders from the Homelite 270 industrial engine. The twin-crankshaft, geared configuration allows almost complete engine balance with the resulting exceptionally low vibration levels. The geared output also permits the engine output speed to be matched to airframe and propeller requirements for maximum efficiency. Separated crankcases provide better fuelair distribution contributing to a low idle speed and giving better operation during maneuvers.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE