OMGosh is this ever an awesome little engine! It's designed for model airplanes (really?), but at 800cc and apparently about 45hp, I'm thinking it should be at the front of a whole new generation of fab single seat experimental airplanes. This is exactly the kind of stuff that keeps my mind from never shutting down... if I only I had the cash to back up my overactive thinker : )
The engine is from Valach Motors in the Czech Republic and is being sold in the U.S. by Troy Built Models in Florida. This 62 pound 800cc 7 cylinder radial is absolutely beautiful to look at and to listen to. I'd say the sound alone is worth the $9,799 price!
Valach Motors VM R7-800 radial engine swings a 48" prop at 3800 rpm