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Nice flying airplane! Very nice work, the paint color looks great! Congrats!
Engine is Rotax 912is.
Someone asked me the other day regarding my experience with UL Power and Rotax. My 650B airplane has UL 350is (130hp) and my Zenith Cruzer has 912is (100hp). For power to power consideration, UL 350is is comparable to Rotax 915is (turbo 135hp), but the turbo gets you more ease with altitude..Rotax 912is (100hp) is not as powerful as the UL 350is.
Rotax engine has longevity as a proven engine, but the injection business is recent to both UL Power and Rotax. Both engines have full authority digital engine control (FADEC) for ease of operation. However, for self-engine management with no yearly monetary workshops, easy self-maintenance, easy access to parts, and pure comfort with an engine, UL 350is remains my favorite. No matter the issues, Robert Helm and Ray Lawrence are on hand, and often Robert sends parts at no cost to resolve problems. Or a call or e-mail to the factory direct connects to an engineer there who will work until the problem is completely resolved.
Note: This is a response to my experience with injected (fadec) UL power and Rotax.engines. There are, of course, other engines out there (notably corvair, continental, lycoming) with a variety of options, ease, and comfort all variably suitable for the Zenith Cruzer.
Beautiful! Just curious: what engine did you go with T.Y.?
Thanks everyone. Happy flying and building.
Great looking plane, Good job!
Congratulations and happy flying.
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