Although the cylinder barrels on a Rotax 912 engine are air cooled, its cylinder heads are cooled by liquid antifreeze passing through a radiator, much like an automobile engine. And because the engine block, cylinder barrels and heads are all aluminum and expand and contract at the same rate, there is hardly a chance of shock cooling the engine. 80 hp or 100 hp, your choice. Contact us; 30% down reserves your spot in the build queue.
3/19/2019. Tim and Mike are shown standing beside Tim’s brand new SunDancer. Taking advantage of a weather window, their coast-to-coast delivery flight from California to Virginia was accomplished in only 28.5 flying hours and at an average fuel burn of 4gph. Isn’t it time that you started your own adventure?
A Rotax 912ULS2 engine powers SunDancer. Besides its incredible power to weight ratio (100 hp/ 100 pounds) and miserly fuel burn, the Rotax engine is tops in reliability. Austrian engineering has produced an engine whose exacting tolerances require only O-rings and Locktite - not gaskets -to seal components. In this 6 minute video by AV Web, Paul Bertorelli will give you a peek inside the Rotax aviation engine factory.
Although Michael Tomazin, the North American distributor of Distar aircraft, and I are certificated Rotax repair technicians, we are required to renew our certification every two years. The objective of the two day Rotax recertification program is to refresh our technical knowledge and teach us how to diagnose and repair unusual problems. During the March 2019 course the participants completely disassembled this demo 912ULS engine and reassemble it - with no parts left over. This continuing education is an example of our commitment to ensure outstanding service after the sale.
What do you do when your SunDancer is ready for delivery. but the winter weather is not cooperating? Ascribing to the philosophy that some flying is better than no flying, the owner and Mike met up in Las Vegas during a brief weather window and together logged 18 hours of instruction in the owner's new SunDancer. Final delivery is set for April.
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