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    Chinese 912 coming to Europe

    The press release, in French:

    https://www.ulmag.fr/index.php?lire=...4071653#htexpo

    Or, if you feel more comfortable, in Spanish:

    https://ultralivianos.blogspot.com/2...rotax-912.html

    My apologies, I have not found this in English, what I paste below is a quick translation from Google:

    "The Moselane Air-K-Motors company, formed by Claude Kieger, distributes the Zongshen Aero Engine aeronautical engines in Europe. For what interests the ULM world, the references C80 and C100 will soon be available for purchase. What are these engines? Quite simply identical replicas, right down to the last bolt of the Rotax 912 UL and 912 ULS. They are mounted on the same cradles, are connected to the same electrical circuit, to the same fuel circuit, have identical masses and dimensions. The Chinese specialty in all its glory in a few ways ... The C80 develops 80 hp (standard without torque limiter) and the C100 100 hp (standard with torque limiter). We will be surprised to find that the carburetors are Bing64 directly supplied by Rotax! A supply that could quickly dry up, which is why engineers are developing their own carburetors, as well as a simpler electronic injection system than the Austrian. A C110 (110 hp) version of the engine is also being developed to meet new European regulations which now allow this power for multi-axis. The arguments of Zongshen Aero Engine engines lie in the manufacturer's warranty extended to 3 years or 500 hours; in the 20-year TBO or 2,000 hours for the C100 and 2,500 hours for the C80 and in the rates: 12,360 euros ttc for the 80 hp and 14,640 euros ttc for the 100 hp. Zongshen Aero Engine has also developed a C115, an identical copy of the 914 UL, which will not be imported into France immediately. The range of aeronautical engines Zongshen Aero Engine includes a twin cylinder 2T of 20 ch for paramotor, a C145 (145 ch) for drones or light planes, a C330 (330 ch) for drones or less light planes, and Zongshen Aero also develops propellers adjustable composites ..."

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    José Pascual

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    There's something not right about this.
    A search for Air-K-Motors turns up zero hits and a search of the yellow pages for the supposed location of the company turns up zero results, neither does a search in the whole département of Moselle.....
    I know that UL Mag published this on the 8th April, but is there any chance this story was originally published on 1st April ???

    Also interesting, there is no mention of these engines on the Zongsen company website either ..... http://en.zongshen.cn/industry/hf/
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    Was it before 12 o'clock on the 1 April by any chance ?
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    As of last week I’m now experimenting with a BMW R1200RT engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentreau View Post
    Also interesting, there is no mention of these engines on the Zongsen company website either ..... http://en.zongshen.cn/industry/hf/
    Picture on this page, referred to as C145 engine?

    http://en.zongshen.cn/industry/hf/

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy dixon View Post
    As of last week I’m now experimenting with a BMW R1200RT engine.
    I have the BMW K1200RS on my gyrocopter sweet as a nut, lovely sound and bags of power ..... WHOOOOSH
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    More pictures:

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