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    Arrow engines?

    Hello,

    Anyone know what happened to the Italian made Arrow engines? They used to be used on gyros a few years ago apparently. The GT500 model weighed 40 kgs, put out 64 hp, and had an electric starter and a gearbox, so pretty much ideal for our sized planes. But that was back in the 90's. Did they go out of business, or did they just stop exporting them to the UK?

    Here's a picture of one on the back of a gyrocopter.

    Arrow Engine.jpg


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    A two stroke. Wikipedia says they went out of business in 2001.
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    Shame, one of those would have been ideal for many of our flexwings and small 3 axis aircraft.


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    The Hirth (F23) would be a logical alternative - and Hirth have been around longer than Arrow. Talk to Nigel Beale at Skydrive.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirth_F-23

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    Hirth offer fuel and oil injection now. Between them and CRE (Compact Radial Engines) there are enough two strokes to cover nearly every option.
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    There are still Arrow engines available in Italy, they are preloved versions at about €1000 per unit.
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    I have read that Compact Radial Engines have been bought out by a Chinese company. Not sure what this means going forward but it might get the price down ??


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