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Old 10-01-2009, 11:14 PM
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Default Re: ultralight/moped anyone?

Originally Posted by BarelyAWake View Post
Back in the early days of ultralight flight it wasn't uncommon to see 250cc single cylinders in ultralights...

But that was scary as ****

You probably could fly one of these engines - but there's no way you could take off or climb. The best you could hope for would be to prolong a glide in a very slippery glider.

My Quicksilver MX had a dual carb, twin cyl Rotax 440 @ 40hp+ (w/a triple bladed carbon adj pitch prop & a few other mods) to give you an idea of what we're talking about. Although considered overpowered (engine for a 2 seater in a single seat plane) I found it to be "adequate" for the bush pilot style flying I was known for.

Long long ago in a land far far away I taught myself to fly in an Eiper MX that looked a lot like that one. seems like it had a Rotax 370 something engine. CRS
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