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VW Based Engines for Sport Aircraft!

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Issue 2!
Sonerai Sport Aircraft Easy Eagle I Bi-Plane

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Engine Kits and Parts

Direct Drive

Reduction Drive

Flywheel Drive


Type 1 - 1/2 VW  

Type 1 Engine Parts
Carbs, Ignition, Intake,
Exhaust and Prop Hubs

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Brakes, Instruments, Tools, Books, Tires, etc.

Sonerai Plans and Parts  

CX-4 Rivet Kit

We carry the CX-4 Rivet Kit!
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Axle Recall
If you purchased 6.5 inch pre-welded axles August 2009 and December 31, 2012
Please check out this recall!

Contact Information

Great Plains Aircraft
Supply Co., Inc.
7011 N 160th Ave
Bennington, NE 68007

Tel 402 493 6507
Fax 402 493 3846

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Monday thru Friday

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Great Plains Aircraft offers the most extensive line of VW based engine kits, accessory kits, and individual engine parts for VW powered sport aircraft. All this plus customer service and product support - based on 31+ years of experience.


Front Drive - Air-Cooled.
Direct drive, driven off the pulley end (Type 1 only) for standard aircraft configuration. The Front Drive engine turns counter clockwise from the cockpit in a tractor configuration. Wooden props ONLY must be used. This is the most popular configuration.

Reduction Drive - Air-Cooled.
Driven off the pulley end of the crankshaft. Available in 2.0:1 and 1.6:1 Drive Ratios. Drive Ratio 1.6:1 is for 72" to 74" props and the Drive Ratio 2.0:1 is for those aircraft requiring 80" to 84" props. The Reduction Drive can deliver over 100 takeoff Horsepower (depending on engine size) and 70 continuous Horsepower. The prop turns counter clockwise from the cockpit (tractor installation). Use of wood, composite or adjustable props. Fits Type 1 VW Only.

Flywheel Drive - Air Cooled.
The Flywheel Drive is the lightest direct drive VW based engine offered in the market place period, weighing in at a mere 158 lbs. When combined with our new Nikasil Aluminum Cylinders the weight is only 148 lbs. This package uses a top mounted starter, 35 amp belt driven alternator and has the option for dual ignition.

There are over 50 popular airframes world wide that are powered by VW based engines:

VP-1, VP-2, KR-1, KR-2, KR-2S, Corby Starlet, Fisher Youngster, Easy Eagle Bi-Plane, Sonerai 1, Sonerai 2, Sonerai 2S, Legal Eagle, Double Eagle, Sonex, Xenos, Waiex, Thatcher CX-4, Fisher Avenger, Cygnet, Dragonfly, Flagor Scooter, Hummel Bird, Mini Coupe, Nieuport 11, Pober Pixey, Stewart Headwind, Teenie Two, Preceptor Ultra Pup, Preceptor N3 Pup, Zenith 701, Kitfox 3, Kitfox 4, Avid Flyer C, Avid Flyer D, SkyRanger, Sorrell Hyperlite, Pazmany PL-4, Preceptor STOL King, Benson Gyro, Brock Gyro, most Aerodrome replica aircraft, Little Wing Auto Gyro, V-Max, Q2, BK-1, Taylor Monoplane, Chuck Bird, Ultra Cruiser, Aerosport Quail, and the Jodel D-9. And don't forget the MOD (My Own Design).

At Great Plains Aircraft we provide affordable VW engines for Sport Aircraft.

We offer engine kits or engine parts.

Have it your way...

 Why Choose GPASC? Front Drive Specs Reduction Drive Specs Flywheel Drive Specs Installation Instructions
VW Powered Aircraft List VW Photo Album Service Bulletins  Educational Books Link to Sterba Props!

If you are building one of these popular aircraft...

Avid Flyer, CX-4, Double Eagle, Kitfox,
KR1, KR2 and KR2S,
Sonerai I, II and IIS,
Sonex Family or Zenith 701

Download our Catalog here
and check out pages 63 - 68
for our VW Engine and Accessory Recommendations!

Check out these
Experimental Aircraft!
Plans and Parts available from
Great Plains!
Both the Sonerai &
Easy Eagle I
are LSA!

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Great Plains Aircraft Supply Co., Inc.
7011 N 160th Ave. * Bennington, NE 68007
Tel 402 493 6507 * Fax 402 493 3846
or infogpasc@yahoo.com