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Old 21st Aug 2012, 00:19
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LOM PRAHA engine ?

Does anyone have experience with the LOM PAHA engines?

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Old 21st Aug 2012, 02:09
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Not that I would have an answer, but could it be you actually meant "LOM PRAHA" ?
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 02:46
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yes Jan, indeed. Thank you for the observation, I edited the title in the meanwhile.
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 09:14
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XLC, I have not had much personal experience, but my aircraft is parked at the hangar of a maintenance facility specialising in overhaul of all Czech engines, and I can ask the owner. What engine model are you interested in and what would you like to know?
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 15:43
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Thank you.

In general how are those engines running? Typical issues, weaknesses, ... .
Am curious about the M 332C or maybe also the M 332 AK.
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 13:21
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XLC, I had a conversation as promised, and was told that M332 has no inherent problems one should be wary of, except the usual precautions applicable to all supercharged engines. In terms of general features, one should be aware of its substantially different effect on weight and balance, as it is narrower and longer than Lycomings/Continentals. M332 is a low-compression engine and is approved for mogas. The M332C modification has an automatic mixture adjustment. TBO is 2000 hours. There are relatively few shops that would overhaul them, but both LOM Praha itself and W Motor Service (the shop where I am based) are alive and well and have no intention of discontinuing their services.
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 00:54
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Ultranomad, Thank you for the valuable info. Safe flights to you.
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Old 14th Sep 2013, 02:47
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Lom engines

I am think of buying a aircraft with a MK337AK and am worried about support availability in the US. Is there service in the states or does one have to rely on oversea support? Does factory still manufacture these engines or just parts and overhauls?
Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 15th Sep 2013, 21:34
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Ultranomad, I have a new Walter Mikron III, which I will be installing in my homebuild project soon. Contact with the the manufacturer, Parma Technik, is unmanageably slow and unreliable and I'm after information about the engine which does not seem to be available in the installation or engine manuals. Would the facility where you're based be able to help?
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Old 15th Sep 2013, 22:14
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Koblenzer, M337 is officially considered in production, but to the best of my knowledge, all demand, even for parts, is satisfied from "new old stock", the reserves being vast. The facility I am at has about a dozen assembled engines sitting on pallets, plus a stockpile of various loose parts.
No data on US service, sorry.

Whirldwind, please check your messages.
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Old 16th Sep 2013, 14:19
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Matt, some years ago there was a US distributor LOM engines but I understand they closed shop. They are interesting, probably the best of the inverted types, but I would not own one in the US with the expectation of simple parts or technical support.

Last week I was in Prague and visited the large aviation museum there. A fantastic place with a lot of LOM powered aircraft among the exhibits. It made me want a Zlin!
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Old 16th Sep 2013, 18:27
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Hi whirlwind,
I have 2 mikron 111`s, one in my Wot, the other ready to install in another project.
If I can help with any info. on the engine please let me know,
KR
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