Title: Savier 360 development Nomination
Experimenter: Klaus Savier, John Lynch
Date: 2012 - 2013
Author: Elliot Seguin
Argument: Klaus Savier is a relentless and aggressive aircraft experimenter. With the amount of work he has put in tweaking in the Delaminator Vari-Ez (link), it was very exciting when he took on a new airframe with the Determinator Long EZ. More importantly, perhaps, than the jump from the Vari-EZ to the Long-Ez was the jump from the Continental 200 to the Lycoming 360. The installation of the lightspeed ignition (link) and the Savier fuel injection (article) in this new engine is sure to provide exciting results, but most notable is the new billet accessory case Klaus has installed on the engine with the help of John Lynch at JL Design in Santa Paula (contact). Just like the fuel injection system, the accessory case represents an aggressive multi-disciplinary modification program requiring understanding engine theory, application of engine theory, as well as computer aided design/manufacturing, and finally flight test. I look forward to seeing what this airplane is capable of as Klaus continues to refine it.
|On Lynch's Fadal 4 Axis Mill|
|Finished accessory case|