Ron D Leclerc's Blog (8)

Honda® Fit conversion update - HondaFitAircraftEngine-Owners

Here is the most recent update on the Honda Fit conversion at - https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/HondaFitAircraftEngine-Owners/conversations/messages/110

"Honda Fit Aircraft Engine Owners and newbee's to this small slice of the pie in general aviation -

Just wanted to update folks who weren't able to attend one of our two Educational Forums on 'Converting the…

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Added by Ron D Leclerc on August 4, 2014 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Honda Fit Engine Conversion Update #2

Raven Honda Fit Engine  Conversion(Pt. 2)



We're now on:  'How do we plan to optimize and streamline the auto engine to aircraft process' from our initial outline below.



Come New Years we enter our 19th year of converting auto engines for aircraft.  After doing both Reduction Drive Kits and Complete FWF Engine packages and working with a lot of great builders of all different skill sets, my number one observation of the homebuilt aircraft build process is that if you as a…

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Added by Ron D Leclerc on December 22, 2013 at 1:12pm — 4 Comments

Honda Fit Engine Conversion Update

HondaFitAircraftEngine-Owners update as posted at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/HondaFitAircraftEngine-Owners/conversations/messages

Ron



This will be Pt. 1 of a short series on Raven Redrives goals and intended market for our new Honda® Jazz/Fit 1.5L 115/140+HP turbo engine.



Our now 18 year long endeavor to 'keep flying affordable through the adaptation…

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Added by Ron D Leclerc on December 15, 2013 at 6:44pm — 4 Comments

Honda Fit Engine Conversion Update

On Friday the Oct 25th and Saturday the 26th educational seminars by Jeron Smith of Raven ReDrives Inc. were held at CopperState EAA Airshow.



Jeron Smith comments about the educational seminars he presented!  To keep up with further updates, got to - - http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/HondaFitAircraftEngine-Owners/info



"Just a quick note to let folks know that I'm back from Copperstate EAA…

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Added by Ron D Leclerc on November 15, 2013 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

Honda Fit Engine Conversion for use in Aircraft

On Friday the Oct 25th and Saturday the 26th educational seminars by Jeron Smith of Raven ReDrives Inc.cell 303-440-6234 was held at CopperState EAA Airshow. Friday featured the Geo®/Suzuki® and Honda® Engine Conversions. Saturday featured a talk on the progress of there Honda® Jazz/Fit 110-140+ HP engine and another covering our 'Super-STOL' Cargo Aircraft design mated to this Honda® engine. Hop up on the CopperState 2013 website for more info...



For those builders contemplating…

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Added by Ron D Leclerc on October 31, 2013 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment

Wagner HVLP Control Spray Plus Paint System

 

Here is my new Wagner HVLP Paint Spayer System.  Great Spray Gun - can be used with all kinds of paint such as Waterborne Epoxy Primers, and Waterborne Polyurethane etc.  There are some pretty expensive systems out there... but this was to good to pass up!   Paid $75US from Gleam Paints.  Runs off of 110V and feather light.   Princess Auto had one for $130 from China and it just could not compare to the Wagner.  I had a Wagner electric spray gun back in the 80's and it was one super…

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Added by Ron D Leclerc on July 8, 2011 at 5:27pm — 5 Comments

Bob Hoovers Passing... Friday August 13

On Friday Aug 13,2010... the Aviation world lost a great man and the guru of VW engines. Bob had cancer which he had been fighting for awhile and he finally lost his battle! There are no words at this time to express my feelings... huge loss! Bob was a favorite on the Yahoo AirVW forum where he was always there to assist or critique anything to do with the VW engine. Some of the huge contributions that he made for the VW engine... were the HVX mods(oil system) and Fat Fin…

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Added by Ron D Leclerc on August 16, 2010 at 11:29am — 3 Comments

Rotec... TBI - 40 Mechanical Fuel Injection

Check out this new system by Rotec... TBI - 40 Mechanical Fuel Injection! Designed for engines 80hp to 160hp...
http://www.rotecradialengines.com/TBI/TBI.htm#Price
First introduced at Oshkosh... very interesting and priced right pretty reasonable...

Added by Ron D Leclerc on August 15, 2009 at 10:49am — 6 Comments

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