Cessna 172 Diesel VW 1.9 TDI 180HP




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juan asanelli: Bravo Vw diesel ! Y lo puede bien? Despega en la misma longitud de pista o necesita correr un poco mas ? Que diferencia de peso hay con el Continetal? Es maravilloso poder usar un aeroplano diesel Es mas seguro el Gasoil que la gasolina

Brian steff magnussen: I have a deep respect for Finns who is doing things in a Finnish way. God this airplane sounds good just before it was shut down. 

dieselyeti: Interesting choice of propeller, why not a typical Hartzell or MacCauley? Also, where is the radiator mounted? How effective is it keeping the engine at operating temps? Cessna just announced their new 172 diesel - Yours for the low, low price of $420k US. Love the idea, just can't afford that kind of dough to save $ on fuel :)

3593893: Nice, we could not get away with that on a Cessna in the U.S.

Jay Cee: That is fantastic! What kind of feet per minute does it climb with that motor. 

palletjack612: It sounds just like my car. Wait, same engine!

Matt Hayes: Pekka, I notice it's been a while since this post. I'm very curious as to how the aircraft has been performing since this video. I think you've got a brilliant idea here!

bigroy38: Redbird Skyport in San Marcos,Tx has one.

Pekka Hämäläinen: Hello teelouwi Yes airfield is in Kannus, and I live in Kannus. What is your wife`s familys lastname ?

Pekka Hämäläinen: Cruising speed is 100 kts 65% and 4.9 gph

JTGmartin: How many total hours flying are on engine now? Would you be interested in building 2 for me?

JJ Bookman: Now all you need to do is box it up, add the mounts and prop and sell it as a retrofit. Cool!!!

joses box: Thats great! Is it still running pretty good?

CreoleCommando: Is that a small scoop for the radiator under the aircraft? man I'm very impressed by what you have done with that VW engine and Cessna.

JJ Bookman: What propeller is on it?

antimattercrusader: This is amazing.

kirkthecapt: Love it!! Screw the naysayers of auto diesel powered aircraft! What is your cruising speed and GPH?

Pekka Hämäläinen: 100 hours. I have not eny problems with engine or PSRU.

bugnut82: Can it run a normal prop ?

Matt Suryan: i have a 1958 cessna 172 square tail, I am going to make it a Taildragger but now with prices of fuel i am considering a conversion to a TDI. how do you like its performance?

Bounty B. Wolf: I just knew this wasnt in the states as they are all "no you cant modify your AC without filling out a couple metric tons of paperwork and waiting 3 and 3/4 centuries for OUR decision to allow you to do that. May you have may THOUSANDS of happy flight hours with your conversion. :)

bugnut82: That is COOL!

teelouwi: Heï Pekka, Their name is "Tornikoski", they live on a street named Riihikatu. They used to live near Toholampi (Sykarainen) before.

alessdre: First congratulations for the successful adaptation, I wonder if there were problems with excessive vibration and heat engine? Do you know the final weight of the engine + reducer + radiator?

Robert West: teelouwi would be really interested in any note from your report or the report it self i am working on a presentation for my reciprocating engine class on diesels compared to avgas motors.

jpharstrider: Pekham2, I've been following these videos and the website for some time now. Any updates? Looking for some in roosterpit videos, addtional performance specs, lessons learned, etc. Very exciting stuff. Hope you've been able to continue progress and get a good bit of flying in. Thanks for the posts!

TahreyUK: So about 23.5 MPG in road car terms ... sounds good, given that it translates into doing 115mph in a straight line. Is that US or Imperial? Seeing as the gas powered one gets something closer to 15MPG (US), especially :) And that the original Cessna engine used 5 litres displacement across six cylinders to give less overall power. Who still naysays diesel air power? Besides, the only reason Cessna haven't made one of their own is because their chosen diesel engine supplier went bust...

teelouwi: I am working for writing an article on alternatives fuel for general aviation in Canada. That airfield looks a lot like Kannus, Finland! is it?? My wife's family lives there!
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