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GmoneyMacFresh

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Rotax 582
« on: Sep 08, 2017 »
Does anyone have any experience with having a 582 on their plane? 

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Re: Rotax 582
« Reply #1 on: Sep 10, 2017 »
61 views and zero replies.. sounds like I may be pioneering something here.

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Re: Rotax 582
« Reply #2 on: Sep 11, 2017 »
No first hand experience and don't want to spread rumors i heard.
If you want to know about the engine, have a look with the ultra light world and some motorized gliders with retractable engine/prop. You need recent stories, not 20 years old.
You can also find other 2 stroke engine in the 100hp range: hirth...
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Re: Rotax 582
« Reply #3 on: Sep 11, 2017 »
I'm part of our local ultralight and recreational flying club.  A lot of guys love the Rotax 912, but most started on the 582 and the 912 being much more expensive seems to be an "upgrade" option for them. 

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Re: Rotax 582
« Reply #4 on: Sep 12, 2017 »
There are 912 Rotax to be sure. See world record holder Robin Austin in AU. http://www.worldrecordplane.com/gallery .

Ed Fisher would be your go to guy here. He once had a very cool plane called the "Lil' Bit" that sported a 582. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raceair_Lil_Bitts 
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Re: Rotax 582
« Reply #5 on: Sep 12, 2017 »
There was one Sonerai IILTS (N6378U) that I'm aware of that was built and flown with a Rotax 582.  It was built by Vince Nicely from Kingsport, TN.  It had a 2.62:1 gearbox and a 62" Warp Drive two-blade prop.  The weight and balance worked out so that the airplane could be soloed from the front seat.  Vince wrote a nice article about it in the July-Aug-Sept 2002 issue of the Sonerai Newsletter.
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Re: Rotax 582
« Reply #6 on: Sep 13, 2017 »
GM,
I flew a R-582 Pulsar TD that shared my hangar for several years. Lots of power and torque for the weight and amazingly light. Took a a few flights to get used to the 2-Stroke sound and RPM but being a former motocross racer, it's like a flying dirt bike!
 The Pulsar had the "Blue Head" mod (vs Grey Head) which is preferred as the Blue head has a Thermostat installed to help prevent cold seizures. It's available for the grey head. The second big improvement was the Ceramic water pump seal mod. The grey heads were notorious for that seal leaking which would mix RV fluid with coolant. There are lots of people out there machining the block to accept the new seal. I've heard there also differences in the Crank size between the two but I am not positive of that.

The Pulsar had 2200 documented hours on that engine and 20 plus years of flying last I heard from him. Speaks well of the design...

http://www.rotaxservice.com/rotax_engines/rotax_582ULs.htm

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« Last Edit: Sep 13, 2017 by Smokyray »

 

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