Re: Level attitude

Mike Perry

Wow, Jimmy writes TWICE while I'm composing the note below. I've got to get the voice recognition software so I can keep up with him!

Mike Perry

Mike Perry wrote:


Hopefully Jimmy will speak up here (he occasionally has an opinion to
share) but I thought the problem with the Global 1/2 VW was the company
more than the engine. The few engines they produced actually flew OK.
(Jimmy, please hurry, otherwise I've got to dig in the old newsletters
again when I could be sanding!)

The Hummel Bird climbs about 600 fpm with a gross at 525 and a 37 hp
1/2 VW. Might be a good match for the Quickie. (Sport Pilot, March 09)

Mike Perry

jon@... <> wrote:


Several people installed the Global 1/2 VW engine years ago (Jim Masal
being one). I don't want to speak for anyone (especially Jimmy!!!! ;-)
) but I recall from the newsletters and previous discussions that
performance was not as expected. Seems like they were getting about
200 fpm better climb than the Onan but about the same speed. Someone
correct me if that is wrong. Based on this, I never felt that the 1/2
VW was a good option.



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