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Old 6th Apr 2019, 08:57
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Porsche aero engine

Why did the Porsche PFM 3200 engine not catch on?
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 09:47
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If you look up what the installation in a Mooney entailed you'll find it blindingly obvious!
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 15:17
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Not only what gasax says above but once in it was hideously complicated to work on with complex parts and it was a heavy old lump.
Simplicity won through in the end and Lycoming started producing for them again and then it went to Continental.
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From wikipedia I learn that a lot of money was dumped into the project, more than it could ever recover. Perhaps slightly overdone on the "Deutsche Gründlichkeit" bit.
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 20:01
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The crank shaft tended to snap, they are very light compared to aero engines and other Auto shafts so that was it's end.

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