Metro Geo, Suzuki aircraft engine conversion, Turbo for Metro Geo/Suzuki aircraft engine from Raven Redrive.

 Light Sport Aircraft Store
P.O. Box 20135
Barrie Ontario Canada L4M 6E9
 705-726-8171     705-726-5937 FAX

(by appointment ONLY)

1895 10th line east of Hwy 11
Bradford Ontario

Click here to go to the  
Light Sport Aircraft Store

The L'il Buzzard, L'il Hustler, and L'il Hustler SS two place ultralight trainers and light sport aircraft.

Top 10 reasons to consider a
 L'il Buzzard, L'il Hustler or
L'il Hustler SS!

The World's first Lightsport and Ultralight Aircraft weekly web video webcast!

If you have high speed internet and Windows Media Player installed you can watch our weekly Light Sport and Ultralight aircraft webcast!

Each issue is 25 to 35 minutes in length and is live on the web for 7 days.
Click here for more information!


 Click here for this months specials!

Your new ad! 

Aerial photography - Digital aerial photography - over 40 years experience!

Click HERE to receive Light Sport Aircraft News EXTRA!
Our monthly newsletter
packed full of information about ultralight aviation!

Turbo now available from Raven Redrive for Suzuki - Geo aircraft engine conversion.

A number of years ago Raven Redrives had a fire which destroyed most of their facility including their proto-type tractor gyroplane.

Last year Raven opened up a new "Skunk Works" on the airport in Tawas New Mexico, a couple of hundred miles from their main facility, where they have again started work on their tractor gyroplane.

Raven Rotorcraft.

The fuselage looks similar to a conventional tail dragger aircraft, with large tundra tires, and uses a standard conventional aircraft elevator style control system.

The airframe will feature aluminum pop rivet together construction, with all of the tubing pre-cut and pre-drilled for ease of construction.

The tractor configuration provides increased efficiency as it is working in clean air, and allows for larger diameter props to be used. An optional pre-rotator will aid in faster take-offs.

According to Jeron Smith of Raven Redrives the unit will be use Suzuki/Geo 80 HP 3 cylinder turbo engine.

Raven has just completed the development of the Turbo conversion for both the three and four cylinder Suzuki/Geo engines. This gives a power increase of 25% while only adding five founds of weight. Reliability is not affected with the addition of the turbo as the only time it is used is during take-off and climb out. Once flying very little boost is used. In field testing has also shown that the fuel burn with the turbo installed is actually less than a stock engine.

For the over 200 owners of Raven Redrive units in the field the turbo unit is a bolt on  upgrade with no change in wiring harness, computer, etc. needed.

These packages are equivalent in horsepower to the Rotax 912, 80 horsepower engine and Rotax 914, 115 horsepower engine.

Raven offers these conversions in kit form where the customer can pick up his own engine for a recycling yard, or as ready to fly units. Raven also offers firewall forward packages for a number of popular aircraft designs, including the Rans S6, Zenair 601, Zenair 701, and will work closely with a customer on a mount for mounts that they have not done yet.

Cost on most completed conversions is approximately half that of a Rotax 912.

For more information contact:

Raven ReDrives, Inc.
1025 Rosewood Ave, suite 100
Boulder, CO 80304


Turbo now available from Raven Redrive for Suzuki - Geo aircraft engine conversion.
Metro Geo/Suzuki aircraft engine conversion from Raven Redrive.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Index for this section.
Volunteers Civil Air Patrol

Make yourself visible to others when your flying...... Strobe lights make you visible! Click here for more information!

Light Sport Aircraft News Web Magazine PO Box 1710 Holland Landing Ontario Canada  L9N 1P2 647-723-8767. You may link to these pages or print them out for your own personal use.

No part of this publication may be copied or distributed, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any human or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic,  mechanical, manual, or otherwise,  without the written permission of Dave Loveman.

By copying or paraphrasing the intellectual property on this site, you're automatically signing a binding contract and agreeing to be billed $10,000 payable immediately. Copyright Light Sport Aircraft News -  Ultralight Flyer.

Use this box to search our sites or the web!