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6 years 10 months ago #1584 by frankp71147
Does anyone have any thoughts or experience installing a Goldwing engine in a Q-2 or Tri-Q? I have a couple of engines available to me and I may be able to purchase a Q-2.

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6 years 3 months ago #1595 by CharlieN
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Half a year since you asked, I can not say I have true reliable info but a friend who is both into building planes and has his motorcycle repair business on an airport here does not like the idea of a Gold wing on a plane.

To me who builds both road race cars and aircraft as well as rides trackdays on bikes, I like the idea of the Wing engine but I do not have hands of experience with them.

I am told they are heavy but what is that related too?

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Charlie N
Q1 447 Rotax and LS-1 canard
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6 years 3 months ago #1596 by frankp71147
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Thank you for your reply. Since I posted I have done more research. It seams like the problem with a Goldwing is that trans is integral with the engine adding a large percentage of the weight. A few have fabricated an adapter plate for the trans, but is it really worth the trouble?
Thanks again.

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6 years 3 months ago #1597 by CharlieN
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To me the transmission would be a non issue. Yes it has to go but I have been interested if the drive to it would have value as a drop gear or for direction reversal.
An adapter would need to be made to utilize an external reduction drive as well.

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Charlie N
Q1 447 Rotax and LS-1 canard

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6 years 3 months ago #1598 by frankp71147
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They were my thoughts too, but the other forums thought that the weight disadvantage wouldn’t be worth it. I have to do some more research. Let me know what you come up with and I will do the same for you.

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6 years 3 months ago #1599 by CharlieN
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Sounds good,
You thinking of an 1800?

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Charlie N
Q1 447 Rotax and LS-1 canard

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