DIRECT DRIVE VW ENGINES
Our Great Plains Aircraft Front Drive Long Block Kits have set the industry standard other companies have attempted to follow. Our long block engine kits are available from 1600cc up through 2276cc. All engine kits are built from proven, time tested components!
All of our engines ship with our easy to read and understand Type One VW Engine Assembly Manual. This manual was written by us, specifically for the assembly of our engine kits. This 64 page manual, with photos for each step of the assembly, instructs the builder on how to assemble the motor and how to install the accessories. Also included is how to determine your compression ratio, service and maintenance procedures, and many tips on how to set up and operate the engine correctly. Plus - Our Assembly Manual 2 DVD set - is included too!
Sonex Direct Drive Engine Installation
NEW Magnesium engine cases are used on all of the engines. All engines up through the 1915cc use a NEW stock, forged 69mm CW crankshaft (only exception is on some 1600cc - 1915cc kits may use the stock 69mm rebuilt crankshaft) and are outfitted with either 85.5, 92, or 94mm pistons and cast steel cylinders. The correct camshaft is provided for the corresponding engine size to optimize the engines performance at 3200 to 3600 rpm. The new dual port cylinder heads are cc-d to 55 to 58cc-s and are leak tested. We now ship all of our kits with the 040 or 043 style cylinders heads.
All machine work that may be necessary for the assembly of your engine has been completed for you when you purchase one of our engine kits. Depending upon the engine size, this may include: machining the case and heads for 92mm or 94mm cylinders, clearanced for stroke, welding a plate behind #3 cylinder, machining the #4 main bearing for the Force One Main Bearing, drilling and taping the #4 main bearing oil feed hold (this is completed for all cases), drilling and taping for the oil temperature sender.
Sonerai Direct Drive Engine Installation
We have also incorporated a number of premium upgrades for all of our long block engine kits. This includes a 4140 steel cylinder head stud kit which is 200% stronger than the stock VW stud kit, I beam connecting rods (2180-2276cc), 040 or 043 style cylinder heads and new forged rocker arms. All parts are 100% new!
KR-2 Engine Installation
|All of the Great Plains Front Drive Long Block Engine Kits are furnished with the correct prop hub and any necessary machine work to the crankshaft and prop hub has been completed. Engines from 1600cc up to 1915cc use our Shrink Fit Prop Hub. Our 2180cc through 2276cc engines use our Force One Prop Hub and Main Bearing. The crankshaft we use in our 2180cc to 2276cc engines is superior to any other crankshaft used in VW powered aircraft! |
For the complete history of Prop Hubs and Crankshafts click here.
Our new "Square Wave" counterweighted crankshaft is specifically made for aircraft use.
Features 4 or 8 crankshaft dowel pins for the flywheel. The crankshafts are SuperPolished, magnafluxed, balanced and nitrited. The nose is made to accept our tapered "Force One Prop Hub Kit".
Crank has 3 inch deep 1/2 inch fine thread for prop hub retention, with no threads the first one inch. Keyway is for indexing the hub only. Retention is via the long taper.
Kitfox Direct Drive Engine Installation
At Great Plains Aircraft, VW engines are our primary business. We do not dabble in engines to supplement our sales. Our engine kits have the test of time (31 years!) and actual service to backup our claims. We provide a total support service package for our customers via phone, e-mail and by fax (all listed below). If you want the best service and support in the industry at a very fair price, look no further than Great Plains Aircraft.
KR-1 Direct Drive Engine Installation
When you are comparing VW engines and engine kits for use in your sport aircraft, pay close attention to the prop hub and crankshaft selection - especially on stroker engines, i.e., 2074cc, 2165cc, 2180cc and 2276cc engines. Our 82mm crankshaft is made specifically for aircraft use. It is not an automotive crankshaft with a shrink fit prop hub attached. This 82mm crankshaft and Force One Prop Hub were designed with 31 years of experience and thousands of hours of flight time behind the product, on hundreds of aircraft. Our experience has shown that shrink fit prop hub on stroker crankshafts do not stand the test of time.
82mm Crankshaft and Force One Hub
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