Are Rotec engines any good?

Are Rotec engines any good?

Rotec is obviously not an reliable engine. Seem to be poor craftmanship when you read statements and ask around what people have to say. The Verner engine is perhaps a better option, now when they also have a 9 cylinder variant.

Where are Rotec engines made?

Australia
The Rotec R2800 is a seven-cylinder 110 hp radial engine built by Rotec Aerosport Pty Ltd in Australia.

Are radial engines still made?

There are some radial engines around today, but they are not that common. Most propeller-driven planes today use more traditional engine configurations (like a flat four-cylinder) or modern gas turbine engines. Gas turbines are much lighter than radial engines for the power they produce.

Are radial engines reliable?

Reliability ā€“ Simply put, the radial engine is generally much more reliable. This is because it features a shorter crankshaft, simpler design, and creates less vibration. That less vibration means that it will suffer from greatly reduced levels of wear and tear during use.

When did the Rotec R2800 engine come out?

Initially released in 2005, it was a followup of the 7-cylinder Rotec R2800 released five years earlier. Both this engine and its smaller cousin have been frequently used as both replacement engines for vintage World War 1 aircraft, and reproduction aircraft from the same vintage.

What kind of engine is a Rotec R3600?

The Rotec R3600 is a nine-cylinder radial engine built by Rotec Aerosport Pty Ltd in Australia. Initially released in 2005, it was a followup of the 7-cylinder Rotec R2800 released five years earlier. Both this engine and its smaller cousin have been frequently used as both replacement engines for vintage World War 1 aircraft,…

What is the difference between the O-200 and The R2800?

The O-200 is a very popular engine with an 1800 hour to be overhauled (TBO) and has been reborn in 2009 with the O-200 ā€œDā€œ lightweight version for the Light Sport market. The IO-240 introduced in 1985 and delivers 125 hp. The Rotec Radial R2800 engines are 7 cylinder 4 stroke engines that were introduced in 2000.

Are there any problems with Rotec engines?

I have done some reading and there seem to be a number of problems with Rotec engines. Whether it is, in some cases, the owners fault or if it is construction flaws is up to debate in each individual case it seems. Buyer arguing very often with manufacturer about problems.