BMW Engine on Savannah VG

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BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby Pierrev » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:37 pm

Hi Everyone

Does anyone know of a Oribi / Savannah flying in SA with a BMW engine?

I am researching for a friend, the possibility of replacing the existing Rotax 582 in his Oribi with a BMW engine. Any comments suggestions will be appreciated.

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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby kloot piloot » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:15 pm

Pierre,
I am not aware of a BMW in your requested configuration, but I have a BMW on my trike. It's the way to go.
Welcome to refer your mate to me for further comments.
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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby ME 109 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:53 pm

Pierre, Roel, I am most interested in converting to BMW as well!
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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby greg vos » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:32 pm

I would also be very interested in this as a project, will it require a complete cylinder head re build and twin spark ignition? or will it be possible to leave it in the OEM configuration? and how does one get it through the red tape associated with RAASA and CAA approvals
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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby Horned Adder » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:02 pm

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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby Air Hog » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:26 am

Horned Adder wrote:Diesel 2L (^^) (^^) (^^)
Nice idea but way too heavy.
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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby Pierrev » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:26 pm

Hi Guys

Unfortunately we will not go ahead with this project. The 912S won in the end :-)
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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby Desert Flyer » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:18 pm

kloot piloot wrote:
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:15 pm
Pierre,
I am not aware of a BMW in your requested configuration, but I have a BMW on my trike. It's the way to go.
Welcome to refer your mate to me for further comments.
Cheers
Goeiedag!
Mag ek vra hoe jy gemaak het met jou BMW enjin...uit Duitsland deur die ouens wat die conversion doen gekry, of plaaslik 'n plan kon maak?
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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby Desert Flyer » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:21 pm

Ek beplan 'n Aquilla karretjie met BMW 1200 en Aquilla 2 vlerk...vlieg in die woestyn rond, het nou 'n betroubare aerie nodig! Enige idees re die enjin sal waardeer word!
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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby Air Hog » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:54 pm

Desert Flyer wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:21 pm
Ek beplan 'n Aquilla karretjie met BMW 1200 en Aquilla 2 vlerk...vlieg in die woestyn rond, het nou 'n betroubare aerie nodig! Enige idees re die enjin sal waardeer word!
Praat met Kloot Piloot, sy Trike vlieg met BMW
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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby kloot piloot » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:29 pm

Air Hog wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:54 pm
Desert Flyer wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:21 pm
Ek beplan 'n Aquilla karretjie met BMW 1200 en Aquilla 2 vlerk...vlieg in die woestyn rond, het nou 'n betroubare aerie nodig! Enige idees re die enjin sal waardeer word!
Praat met Kloot Piloot, sy Trike vlieg met BMW
Desert Flyer, ek sal more jou PM antwoord en ook fotos stuur.
But for the rest of the forum users, maybe I should start a separate thread under "Members Projects" of my BMW trike-build on a Pegasus Quantum undercarriage and Jenya topless wing.
Only reason I did not do a Member's Project page before, was that several people were convinced that it could not work.

Oupa-G, Fred Blokland and others have proved that BMW does work. I managed to get it to work to perfection, thanks to them and the crucial Take-off gearbox.

I am short of 100 hours under BMW power over the past 18 months on my trike, and I am not looking back, ever again.
In fact, I started a 2nd BMW project and it should fly trials by December. Your idea of a BMW (100 hp) powered Aquilla should work just fine. Several pilots have Rotax 912's (80 hp) in a similar Aquilla configuration as yours, and have proved that it works very well.

Plenty horses, low rev's, low fuel consumption, and a dealer around the corner who will service it at a fraction of the cost.
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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby ME 109 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:31 am

Roel,
I am seriously interested in converting my Aquilla to BMW power.Please PM me. It will be hugely appreciated.
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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby Jean Crous » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:58 pm

Kloot, what sort of cost is involved ? I have the notion of fitting one of our new MK2 Cubby aircraft with a BMW.
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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby kloot piloot » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:09 pm

Jean Crous wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:58 pm
Kloot, what sort of cost is involved ? I have the notion of fitting one of our new MK2 Cubby aircraft with a BMW.
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Jean, if you only get the gearbox from Take-off, which is a proven must have, it will cost you R 37 000.00 landed.
Complete engine, gearbox and wiring loom probably now in the region of R 160k - 180k.
But you can pick up local second hand engines for a lot less and bolt the gearbox onto it.

We are busy with a second project and were very lucky to pay R 18 000 for a complete engine, harness, ecu and throttle bodies. But a more realistic market price should be about 35k - 55k depending on kilometres.
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Re: BMW Engine on Savannah VG

Postby kloot piloot » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:24 pm

Herewith an attachment of a pricelist I got last year. Prices have gone up by about 5% since.
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