Bmw powered avid

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clip of the bmw r100 running 

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Morning flight 

 

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I'm  considering the R100 BMW conversion as well.  But, one problem, is there someone out there who can fabricate the adapter plate - required to bring the Rotax C PSRU and the engine together.  Also, I will also need an engine mount for this engine.  Where can I get one?  That's just starters ...

 

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I'm  considering the R100 BMW conversion as well.  But, one problem, is there someone out there who can fabricate the adapter plate - required to bring the Rotax C PSRU and the engine together.  Also, I will also need an engine mount for this engine.  Where can I get one?  That's just starters ...

 

David,  You probably wont get much info on here about that installation - Suggest you contact Richard Smith about it.  You can send him a message by pointing at his name and clicking on the "message" in the box that comes up.  EDMO

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Hi David 

It's a great conversion and I have all the cad drawings for the engine mount, adapter plate and the centrifugal clutch if you need it. Where in the world are you and have you purchased an engine yet ? 

Thanks 

Richard 

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Hi Richard

Just to let you know I'm happy to hear someone else in this world has similar interests in the BMW conversion as described.  I live in New Jersey, USA.  ... and, yes I'm interested in getting more information necessary to complete this project.

Thanks

David

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Hi Richard

Just to let you know I'm happy to hear someone else in this world has similar interests in the BMW conversion as described.  I live in New Jersey, USA.  ... and, yes I'm interested in getting more information necessary to complete this project.

Thanks

David

David, if you need someone to weld up the mounts and metal items for you I'm also in New Jersey and have the equipment to take care of that. Sadly I can't help you with the adapter though. I used to weld professionally but now just do it as a hobby and side business. If you get going with a conversion like this I'd sure be interested in seeing it as well. I'm always interested in new engine ideas and alternatives.

 

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here's a short clip of a flight over the weekend and I'm sorry about the crappy recording on my phone but will get the go pro in soon and upload more.

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very cool

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little clip from a flight 

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    How is the bmw avid doing,what reductions ration, what is the installation weight ? 

  Thx rjg 

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Hi Rjg 

She is going very very well and runs on a rotax c box and the weight is 63 or 67 kgs. What engine install do you have.

Thanks

Richard 

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We have a 1985 worrier in a 20 member club, new castle pa. I have a 11000 ‘ hayfield at 12000 msl.

 I need a mk IV  WITH BMW OR kf5 with o200 d 

 

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I believe to date that my avid is the only one flying with the bmw engine in the uk if not the world. You might find more kf5 with o200 tho.

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I thought it was time to take out the old panel and install a new one so the avid will be out of action for a little while but I will post a picture with the new panel before it goes in Screenshot_20171122-212151.png

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this will be the new layout what do you guys think 

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MGL extreme turned up today with sp6 and sp7 module.20171125_170210.jpg

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New Instrument panel starting to take shape 

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Hi Rjg 

She is going very very well and runs on a rotax c box and the weight is 63 or 67 kgs. What engine install do you have.

Thanks

Richard 

Does that weight include the oil cooler and exhaust system?

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Yeah that's all included 

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Taking out the old seats and making some new ones.

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Thats a very cool airplane! Do you have any pictures of the engine installation? Mike

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Hi Mike thanks for that and it is a great little plane but im not to keen on the colour. I have lots what do you want to see ? This is me doing the annual service on the valve clearance. 

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This is the final panel layout so now it's ready to be prepped and painted so the next pic will be with the panel installed.

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Hi guys 

Thought I'd post some pictures as I have now made my new seats and instrument panel so will need to fit them. Here they are what do you think ?   

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