Wed, Jul 19, 2006
New Option For Powered 'Chutes, Trikes
HPower Ltd., the US distributor for
the two-cylinder, four-stroke HKS 700E engine, told Aero-News this
week the engine is in compliance with the ASTM consensus standard
for light-sport aircraft engines.
HKS Aviation of Shizuoka-ken, Japan, the manufacturer of the HKS
700E engine, has declared that engines from serial number 101105
and above meet ASTM standard 2339-05, which governs the design and
manufacture of reciprocating engines for light-sport aircraft.
Compliance with the ASTM standard means the aircraft is applicable
for use on special or experimental light-sport aircraft (S-LSA or
"We're delighted HKS Aviation made the effort to show compliance
with the ASTM standard," said Tom Peghiny, president of HPower.
"This standard assures buyers of a increased level of quality. The
HKS 700E is a light-weight, fuel-efficient engine that offers
aircraft owners a viable alternative to other engines."
The 60-hp, horizontally opposed, two-cylinder, four-stroke HKS
700E engine uses a combination of high technology and simplicity to
achieve the twin goals of high power output combined with increased
reliability. The HKS 700E is used to power light aircraft powered
parachutes, and weight shift trikes.
More than 29 North American airframe manufacturers offer the HKS
700E on their aircraft.
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