Aviation is not our primary domain, but since it has an engine, and moreover a piston engine – it becomes an object of our interest. Usually, when we are speaking about aviation we imagine special designed engines new materials and so on. You cannot find something random in aviation. When there is a engineering mistake in the car – you can just pull it right and wait till evacuation truck comes. After this, dealer fixes the problem. When something similar happens with the plane on huge altitude – this becomes a serious problem. Because in this case you need to save your life, as well as your passengers lives. That`s why aviation requires hundred more calculation, than a car.Aviation engines are meant for running in conditions of air lack, low temperature outside and high temperature inside.
On big altitudes aircraft engine need to suck more air, that is why in aviation only insane people are using with natural aspire. However, there`s nothing impossible, and today we a rare opportunity to see how GM LS-101 this engine and if it fits aviation needs properly.Actually, LS-1 is powerplant, which was mounted in various cars, such like: Chevy Corvette and Camaro and of course, Pontiac GTO. IT has about 345 horsepower, depending on variations, but this motor can be tuned up and this potential makes this engine one of favorites it tuners sphere. Now you can see one of those LS-1 mounted on the aircraft, and it seem to be that this plane has no problems with that.
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It`s very interesting to see how this engine handles real flight. Ground conditions and conditions in the air are very different, but it seems to be this engines deal with this perfectly! Actually, it would be more shocking if an aircraft would be equipped with a Diesel engine, or LPG. There`s no doubt, that some enthusiast will build this kind of plane.