Aerotek (Canada)

The Aerotek engine below was converted from a Subaru automobile engine and was built by Aerotek Performance Products of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Aerotek developed the adaptation for builders of homebuilt, experimental aircraft requiring a 40-60hp engine. The approach taken by Aerotek was similar to what many developers have done with VW engines and some with Corvair engines; i.e., modified a four- or six-cylinder HOAE into one with two (or three) cylinders. Most Subaru conversions require reduction of propeller rpm from that of engine rpm; i.e., a Propeller Speed Reduction Unit (PSRU). The Aerotek PSRU incorporates a belt drive of the firm's own design. The information here has been compiled from the Ultralight News Report from Sun'n'Fun 1998. and from SA9/98. All of these engines are non-certificated engines for use in experimental, homebuilt aircraft.

OL-54 - - {3.622 / 2.638 / 54.4} / {92 / 67 / 891}

2cyl; Aerotek 1/2 Subaru EA-82; 40-60hp@N/A rpm; 1998-2000; Wt = 100-125#.
Liquid-cooled, carbureted, distributorless, single-ignition engine; geared to 0.476 by an Aerotek belt-driven PSRU.
SA9/98; Ultralight News Website.
Applications: (US) Sky Raider (built by Ken and Stace Schrader).



Updated 1/24/05