Wed, Aug 31, 2005
Beginning Deliveries to OEM Customers
AirScooter Corp. tells ANN that the
first US patent has issued on its AeroTwin(TM) sport aircraft
engine. The company's wholly owned subsidiary, AeroTwin Motors
Corp., expects to make initial deliveries to select OEM customers
The AeroTwin engine was jointly developed with engine designers
in New Zealand, and is being manufactured in the United States in
Fort Worth, Texas, under an exclusive worldwide manufacturing
license. We have established dual dyno test facilities in New
Zealand and Fort Worth allowing accelerated development and
testing. The AeroTwin engine is optimized to power the company's
AirScooter(TM) personal air vehicle (PAV) recently featured in a
CBS "60 Minutes" segment.
The patented and patent-pending AeroTwin two-cylinder 65
horsepower 970cc four-stroke aircraft engine is a modern
lightweight power system applicable to a broad range of sport
aircraft. It features:
- A patented internal air cooling/oil scavenging system that
provides cooling and lubrication in a small, lightweight power
- An electronic fuel injection and digital engine management
- Exceptional power to weight performance -- 65 hp at only 4,500
rpm, basic engine weight under 100 lbs.
- Output drive from either end of the engine providing easy
configuration for a broad range of aircraft.
- Horizontal or vertical orientation for greater versatility to
power fixed wing, rotor and other sport aircraft.
- Clockwise or counterclockwise operation to meet diverse OEM
"The first engine patent granted to our licensor is an important
step to protect our investment in new engine technology," said
Dwaine Barnes, president of AirScooter Corp.
"We will deliver our first engines to select sport aircraft
manufacturers needing an economical, lightweight four-stroke engine
to power their craft. We will be able to incorporate their feedback
in the next production run of engines."
Barnes added, "We see demand for both new sport aircraft and for
re-power customers seeking to replace the noisy, dirty two-stroke
engines that power most small aircraft today. We also believe our
engine offers utility and value for applications beyond the
AirScooter Corp. is engaged in the development and
commercialization of advanced manned and unmanned air vehicles and
power systems for the recreational, commercial and government
markets. The company has applied coaxial counter-rotating dual
rotor systems to the AirScooter(TM) personal air vehicle (PAV) and
the AirScout(TM) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The company's
wholly owned subsidiary, AeroTwin Motors Corp., is engaged in the
manufacture and distribution of the AeroTwin(TM) 65 hp lightweight
sport aircraft engine.
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