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Old April 3rd 2011, 08:34
70Turbobug 70Turbobug is offline
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We have ground power units at work (Airbus Operations,Germany) with Deutz aircooled turbodiesel industrial engines in them that we use as generators for our aircraft.They run all day at full throttle with 2 bar boost in a confined metal compartment (trailer).I have yet to see an engine failure in the past 11 years I´ve been working there.I guess you can say,that convinced me to use them . The use of Deutz cylinders on acvw is nothing new and was more common in the 80's and 90's.We will see how well they adapt to a turbocharged acvw.The Deutz engines are cast iron blocks,so we will see what happens with an aluminum case,but I am confident that there will be no problems.
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