Sat, Jul 26, 2003
But in A Good Way!
DeltaHawk, Inc. has told ANN of the initial testing of the
inverted version of its jet fueled V-4 turbo-diesel aircraft
engine. The proof of concept engine was fired up for the first time
on Thursday, 25 July. The initial test included numerous runs and
re-starts, including a power run at 2300 RPM turning a 60 X 80
Fuel, cooling and lubrication system operation was consistent
with values determined for the DH160V4 upright engine which is
already in flight testing. The engine can be operated in tractor or
The inverted engine is a milestone for DeltaHawk, Inc. Inverted
configuration makes the engine adaptable to most experimental and
certified airframes without major alterations or cowling changes.
DeltaHawk is seeking Application Development and Beta Test Partners
for this new engine. Beta engine deliveries will begin in the 4th
quarter of 2003 and customer availability starts mid-year 2004.
DeltaHawk To Be Seen at Oshkosh
The DeltaHawk team will have its usual booth # 4154 in the West
aisle of Building D at AirVenture 2003. In addition, the
DeltaHawk powered Velocity (currently used as flight test
vehicle) will be displayed on the Velocity display
at Oshkosh. The top engine cowl will be removed to
permit viewing the engine installation.
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