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Aviation Engine Economic Comparison


200 Hp DeltaHawk® vs. 200 Hp Lycoming

DeltaHawk® Upright V-4 Diesel DH200V41

Difference / Savings of Diesel

Lycoming IO-360 A Series

ENGINE CHARACTERISTIC

Rated Power 200 hp 0 200 hp
TBO 2,000 hours 0 hours 2,000 hours
Fuel burn @ 65% 7 gal/hr Jet A $21.60 / hour 10 gal/hr 100LL(leaned)2
Fuel burn @ 100% (200 hp) 11.2 gal/hr Jet A $34.56 / hour 16 gal/hr 100LL3
BSFC; lb/hp/hr @ < 75% 0.38 0.04 0.42 (best case)
Fuel cost/gal, avg.4 $5.90 Jet A -$0.39/gal $6.29 100LL
Endurance, 50 gal @ 65% power with 45 min reserve 6.39 hr 2.14 hr 4.25 hr
Dry weight 327 lbs -1 lbs 326 lbs (listed weight of Lycoming IO360A2)
Total installed weight (based on Velocity RG installations) ~390 lbs -20 lbs 370 lbs
Total mission weight (installed engine + fuel for 5.5 hrs @ 65%) ~661 lbs 39 lbs 700 lbs

COST ESTIMATE

Overhaul cost ~$15,000 $7,500 $22,500
Fuel cost over 2000 hr TBO (assuming 65% power) $82,600 $43,200 $125,800
8 spark plugs @ $25.00 ea, replaced every 200 hours $0 $2,000 $2,000

TOTAL OPERATION SAVINGS OVER 2,000 HOURS:

$52,700

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The IO-360 is a product of TEXTRON Lycoming. *Lycoming is a Trademark owned by AVCO Corporation. Lycoming is an Operating Division of AVCO Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc.

1 Estimated or based on pre-production prototype at this time.
2 Interpolated from Textron Lycoming Operator's Manual, Fig. 3-6 and verified by Velocity N90DV test data.
3 Interpolated from Textron Lycoming Operator's Manual, Fig. 3-6.
4 GlobalAir Fuel Finder, http://www.globalair.com/airport/region.aspx, Friday, October 19, 2012 at 16:00 CST.
5 Estimated best discounted price.


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