Originally Posted by BarelyAWake
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
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