By In Expo News | Comments Off| Thursday, January 05, 2012 |
Lake Ozark, Missouri, USA: UL Power, which introduced itself to the US market at the Sport Aviation Expo in 2006, will be showing and demonstrating its engines and several factory-developed firewall-forward (FWF) installations in Sebring (FL), January 19-22, 2012.
“We are particularly pleased to be showing our engines and our factory-developed firewall-forward installations in Sebring this January,” said Robert Helms, General Manager of UL Power North America LLC. “Cooperation with [FWF launch customer] Zenith Aircraft Company in developing a complete installation for their CH 650 has resulted in the first of several popular OEM applications. Multi-fuel capability and FADEC coordination, coupled with simple air cooling and direct drive should allow a lot more time in the air and less money spent on the ground.”
The full firewall-forward kit includes everything builders need to install the engine in their Zenith airframe, including engine mount, oil cooler, fuel pumps, propeller and spinner, and fiberglass cowl.
As a lead sponsor of the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, UL Power will have excellent representation at the upcoming show, in addition to its featured appearance in the new CH 650A: UL Power engines will be on display in the lobbies of both on-airport hotel Chateau Elan and the Sebring Regional Airport.
Producing from 97 to 130hp, the four models of the purpose-built aircraft engines weigh between 160 and 173 pounds. The traditional and compact aircooled four-cylinder opposed, direct-drive layout employs the latest metallurgy and design, and features all-electronic FADEC ignition and fuel injection; and it runs on 100LL avgas or auto fuel. The ease of operation – no primer, no choke, no mixture control, no carb heat – has led to the slogan, “Turn the Key, Push in the Throttle, Go Fly!”
Sebastien Heintz, President of Zenith Aircraft Company, said, “The traditional layout, simplicity of incorporation, and ease of installation and operation make the UL Power engines very attractive to many customers. We anticipate ease of ownership and low maintenance to be big advantages to our customers.”
In addition to Zenith CH 650 and -750 designs, UL Power has successfully flown in dozens of designs in both the US and Europe. UL Power is currently developing FWF kits (2012 delivery) for the VAN’s RV-12, RANS S-19, the Just Aircraft Highlander, and several others.
About UL Power of North America, LLC:
UL Power of North America, LLC is an independently owned and operated company with the exclusive distribution rights to the UL Power Aero Engines nv products in the United States and Canada. The UL Power engines are manufactured in Belgium (Europe) by ULPower Aero Engines nv, a company formed in 2006 solely to design and manufacture modern light aircraft engines, and backed by experienced technical partner companies.
About Zenith Aircraft Company:
Since 1992, Zenith Aircraft Company has been producing kits of the popular line of Chris Heintz two-seat all-metal aircraft designs, including the CH 650 low-wing cruiser and the high-wing STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit aircraft. The all-metal aircraft, which, depending on their configurations and equipment, can be flown by Sport Pilots, can be built from complete kits (in as few as 350 hours), component buy-as-you-build kits, or entirely scratch-built from blueprints. A number of different engine choices are available to power the CH 650 or the high-wing CH 750, including the new UL Power engines.