KFM 112M

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KFM 112M
Type Four-stroke aircraft engine
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Italian American Motor Engineering

The KFM 112M is a four-cylinder, four-stroke, dual ignition, horizontally opposed aircraft engine designed for ultralight aircraft and motor gliders.[1]

The engine was designed and produced by the KFM (Komet Flight Motor) Aircraft Motors Division of Italian American Motor Engineering of Italy as a follow-on engine to their KFM 107 series and has been out of production since 1990.[1]

Development[edit]

The KFM 112 is a conventional four-cylinder engine that is very compact and lightweight at only 54 kg (119 lb), including the starter, alternator and carburetor. The engine features dual electronic ignition, a single OVC carburetor, hydraulic valve lifters, nickel-silicon treated cylinders and bi-metallic valves with chromed stems. It was offered without a reduction system. Starting is electric starter only.[1]

The engine produces 62 hp (46 kW) at 3400 rpm for three minutes for take-off, 60 hp (45 kW) at 3200 rpm for five minutes and 54 hp (40 kW) at 3090 rpm continuous.[1]


Applications[edit]

Specifications (112M)[edit]

Data from Black[1]

General characteristics

  • Type: Four-cylinder, horizontally opposed, four-stroke aircraft engine
  • Bore: 90 mm (3.54 in)
  • Stroke: 64 mm (2.52 in)
  • Displacement: 1628.60 cc (99.38 cu in)
  • Length: 583 mm (22.95 in)
  • Width: 603 mm (23.74 in)
  • Height: 380 mm (14.96 in)
  • Dry weight: 54 kg (119 lb)

Components

Performance

  • Power output: 62 hp (46 kW) at 3400 rpm for three minutes for take-off, 60 hp (45 kW) at 3200 rpm for five minutes and 54 hp (40 kW) at 3090 rpm continuous
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Fuel consumption: 16.3 L/h (4.3 US gal/h) at full power, 11.2 L/h (2.97 US gal/h) at 70% power.
  • Specific fuel consumption: 212 g/(hp·h)(horsepower-hour) (0.46 lb/(hp·h)) at 90% power, 185 g/(hp·h) ((0.42 lb/(hp·h)) at 70% power
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 0.90 kg/hp (1.98 lb/hp)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Black, Don & Margaret (August 2009). "KFM 112M". Archived from the original on 16 October 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  2. ^ Flight International (March 1986). "Partenavia Rolls Out Mostquito". Retrieved 2010-02-16.