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I get many requests for info on replacement engines for the UL, since the 277 is long out of production.
This list was compiled through the efforts and courtesy Scott Mc Carthy ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
A neat Kawi 340 installation by Pert Asiatico of VA Beach, VA (email@example.com)
Here's the engine used on the Italian versions as built in Italy in the mid eighties:
Pictures of original 277 Engine mounts, note the 4 degree trustline, down in front
For those of you who are struggling with 277 exhaust installations,here are a few pictures showing a possible exhaust installation on a 277 Rotax, using a Rotax side mount exhaust: ( courtesy Bill Yerian from Memphis, firstname.lastname@example.org)
And another successful Hirth F33 installation by Fred Paris in 2008 ( fredPCA@aol.com )
Want to see a Heater installation on a 277 with Kerker exhaust ?? See Ralph Keeney's setup:
Courtesy Ralph Keeney, (email@example.com) check out his instrument panel too !!
For those who ask about 447 installations, click here for:
And here is one picture of a Rotax 377 installation, courtesy Ron Wolfe, CA
I get lots of questions regarding a 582 installation into an XP. There are several successful installations out there, mostly in foreign countries. Unfortunately very few pictures are available. Here is one courtesy Julio Silva ( firstname.lastname@example.org). We will publish more as they become available.
Here are a few pictures of typical Rotax 503 engines used on the Falcon XP
This happens to be an early version 503, an adaptation of the snowmobile engine, without provisions for reduction gear box.
The belt system was supported by adapters to the engine base and cylinder head studs. Note the primitive Briggs and Stratton lawnmower type starter. It worked !
Rotax 503, belt drive, left and right view. Rotax 503, belt drive, installed in XP