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Vector
05-28-2011, 01:48 PM
Hi Folks,
I am looking to pick up a Cassutt IIIM soon and I have already have a Revmaster 2180 I was thinking of placing in it instead of the O-200's. I would appreciate insight on how feasible this is. I understand performance would not be comparable but I figure it will serve as my entry into air racing.
All suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Race 22 Crew
05-29-2011, 03:07 AM
Not familiar with the Cassutt IIIM, but you stated replacing the O-200. So I looked up the following from the Formula 1 homepage.

The International Formula One racing class is designed and built to the following
specifications:
1. ENGINES
1.1 Only Teledyne Continental "C" series or 0-200 engines (or their licensed versions) may be
used for Formula One racing. The use of Teledyne Continental factory or other officially
approved parts available to all contestants is mandatory. The "C" series engines mavy be
modified with the above parts to provide the same horsepower as the 0-200 engine.

Unless the Revmaster is a licensed version of it, I'd say it wouldn't be withing the specs and not eligible. Might be wrong, lets hear from some of the F1 guys.

Good luck either way.

eagledriver
05-31-2011, 01:24 PM
The Revmaster is a VW engine and better suited for a Sonerai than a Cassutt.

Mixing and matching engines to airframes they were not designed for will end up being twice as expensive as going with what the designer intended.

If you want to race at Reno, the Cassutt with a O-200 is what you need. If you want to race SARL, then your Revmaster on a Sonerai would be fine.

Vector
06-01-2011, 12:21 AM
The Revmaster is a VW engine and better suited for a Sonerai than a Cassutt.

Mixing and matching engines to airframes they were not designed for will end up being twice as expensive as going with what the designer intended.

If you want to race at Reno, the Cassutt with a O-200 is what you need. If you want to race SARL, then your Revmaster on a Sonerai would be fine.

I am not looking to race, just have fun flying around. I got the engine for really cheap and there is fuse I am looking at that is really cheap. The weight of the O-200 and the Revmaster are very comparable and that is why I am even considering this. I would love a Sonerai I but have not found anything that is worth picking up.

Scotty G
06-03-2011, 12:13 AM
If they are really cheap, then they are really cheap. Please make the right decision for yourself, and ensure you use the best and safest stuff you can afford in the aircraft your butt will be riding around in.

I like the saying, "The price is too high if the price is cheap."