UL260i? Yeah, its really that light!

Our ULPower FWF kit is coming together. The cowl will be back any day now. As you can see, the engine hangs out there quite a ways. Much time was spent on determining where the engine should be located to make the CH650 remain in CG with about any possible loading scenario. The engine comes in at 170 lbs. with prop, baffles, and oil. A very light 95hp, and now there is a high compression 260 that burns 100LL and is 105 hp. The empty weight of the 650 is under 720 lbs. for a 600 lb. useful load.

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Comment by Shafid Khan on January 26, 2012 at 4:12pm

Gus I want to buy a UL260i for my 701, where would I order from and approx cost ?? I am in New Zealand.


Comment by Gary Bassham on September 1, 2010 at 6:52am
Gus we need to talk about the UL260I. I am building a 601XL and the engine issue is not settled by no means. What time of day is the best for me to call you for a 10 min. discussion about that engine?

Comment by Kerry Owen on June 26, 2009 at 9:23pm

Is anyone planning to use the UL260i in a Sonex?
Comment by Bob Simmons on June 14, 2009 at 2:01am
Is it just my computer or does this forum squish all the pictures to a very narrow width?
Comment by joseph aloof on June 8, 2009 at 9:44pm
hey gus nice job with the 701 with the corvair, looking for some help with the motor mounts for my 701 and any feed back any new info on the 701 and corvair thanx joe
Comment by Kevin McCune on April 4, 2009 at 5:13pm
Do you have any performance numbers on the 701 with the Corvair?

Comment by Gus Warren on April 4, 2009 at 2:54pm
The Corvair works well in the 701. It's biggest drawback is its weight. Mine came in at 670 lbs. That was with no paint, light seat cushions and a pretty light EFIS panel. No airframe modifications were needed for the SP version to use the corvair. Performance is naturally not as great as the 912s but it's appeal is in it's much lower cost to build and maintain.
Comment by Gus Warren on April 4, 2009 at 2:47pm
I have weight an performance data on the same 601/650 with two engines. The corvair and the UL260i here : http://flywithgus.net/html/performance.html
Comment by Kevin McCune on April 4, 2009 at 6:25am
Just had to check, and no you didn't post this on the 1st!

Comment by Ken Ryan on April 3, 2009 at 4:37pm

I share your frustration over the difficulty of getting reliable engine weights. You would be doing a lot of us a huge service if you can start reporting accurate figures for "installed weights." It would be so nice to be able to make an "apples to apples" comparison for all of the more popular engines, like the 912, 914, 0200, 0235, Jab 2200/3200 etc. It's hard to believe no one has done this, but if they have, I haven't been able to find it.

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