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New Rotax 912iS

BRP-Powertrain GMBH – the Rotax people, have launched a new model in the Rotax 912 range of lightweight four-stroke power-plants.

The 912iS features fuel injection and a digital engine control unit (ECU) and is claimed to posess 38% to 70% better fuel efficiency than comparable competitive engines in the light sport, ultra-light aircraft and the general aviation industry.

A three-year development period included more than 1,000 hours on the test bench and 700 test hours in the air, BRP revealed at an international launch for the engine at its Gunskirchen, Austria facility on March 8.

The launch customer will be Slovenian LSA manufacturer Pipistrel Aircraft, and mass production of the engine will start in May 2012. Power output for the new engine remains 100hp at 5800rpm but dry weight increases by 9lbs (15 lbs if you also add the necessary twin electric fuel pumps and associated components) to take the engine to 140lbs. The overall engine dimensions remain largely the same, as does the TBO of 2000 hours.

Anticipated pricing is that the new engine will be 14% – 17% more expensive than the carburetted 912S. The April issue of Light Aviation will include a full report on the new engine.

Here’s the video….

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    Rotax 912iS

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