Cessna 172 Diesel VW 1.9 TDI 180HP




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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!

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

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

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

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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