Monday, December 23, 2013

ACE 360 Cylinder Mod Nomination

Photo: Jim Ratichek

Mojave Experimental Fly-in
Award Nomination

Title: ACE 360 Cylinder Mod Nomination
Experimenter: Kevin Eldredge, and Andy Higgs
Category: Design/Build/Test
Aircraft: N519BM
Date: March 2013 - Nov 2013
Author: Elliot Seguin

Argument:  ACE performance is an aggressive company making aftermarket cylinders for Lycomings.  Kevin Eldredge and Andy Higgs are passionate about bringing aircraft cylinder design to the state of the art.  Their first cylinder design is an aesthetically pleasing combination of a one piece head and barrel with modern combustion volume shapes.  The idea of updating aircraft engine technology is not new, but turning a swoopy cad model into flight tested hardware is an exciting example of an aggressive multi-disciplinary team.

Photo: Kevin Eldredge
Photo: Kevin Eldredge
Photo: Kevin Eldredge

Photo: Kevin Eldredge
Photo: Kevin Eldredge

1 comment:

  1. AX50 cylinders are a bolt on solution for any 360-720 wide deck lycoming engine. Testing is in full swing at my new toy box in San Antonio Texas, at Titan Aircraft Engines. We are getting ready for something big in aviation.