Mazda Rotary Aircraft Conversion Guide, by Tracy Crook

Mazda Rotary
Aircraft Conversion Guide

by Tracy Crook

Copyright Date:
2006
Edition:
11th
Pages:
121
Weight:
0.9lbs
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Mazda Rotary Conversion Manual is a complete guide for those considering a Mazda rotary engine in an RV aircraft. Includes engine inspection, modifications, mounting, engine systems, reduction drives, lists of suppliers, and performance expectations. Written by Tracy Crook who developed the installation and has flown over 600 hours behind his rotary powered RV-4.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Introduction
  • SECTION 1
    • Text of Oct - Nov 95 Kitplanes Articles
    • Text of Oct. 96 Kitplanes Article
    • Text of Sept. - Oct. Contact! Article
  • SECTION 2
    • Rotary Engine Background & History
    • Used or Remanufactured Engine Choice
    • Engine Tear down & Inspection
    • Engine Modifications
    • Engine Mounting
    • Induction Systems
    • Ignition Systems
    • Exhaust Systems
    • Cooling Systems
    • Instrumentation
    • Ross Reduction
    • Drive
    • Development Problems
    • More Power
    • Engine Weight Breakdown
    • Performance Figures
    • List of Suppliers
  • Photos & Comments
  • Mazda Research Paper
  • Sample of Our Newsletter

By the Author:

This manual is intended as a guide for those wishing to adapt the Mazda 13B or 20B rotary engine for aircraft use. If you are seriously considering this, I will assume that you have or are willing to acquire a basic knowledge of internal combustion engines and a working knowledge of common aircraft construction techniques such as riveting and gas or TIG welding. The emphasis of this conversion is on a practical alternative to Lycoming engines in the range of 150-200 HP. In order to make it as practical as possible for builders to duplicate my efforts at the lowest possible cost, this conversion was developed without the requirement for any machine shop services. It covers most everything I have learned about the Mazda rotary in aircraft use during development and approximately 600 hours of in-flight operation. There will be some discussion of the specifics about the RV-4 installation on which I developed this conversion but in general, most of the information will be applicable to any aircraft.


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