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Rotec's R3600 - 9 Cylinder 150HP

..Each Rotec R3600 is supplied with :

  • 1 x 40mm Bing Carburetor& Rubber Coupling and 2 x Hose Clamps
  • 1 x Starter Motor & Nyloc M 10 Nuts
  • 1 x Alternator and Alloy Spacer inc. Bolt, Nyloc nuts and Washers.
  • 9 x Exhaust Stubs & 14 x Bolts & Washers
  • 1 x SAE # 1 Hub
  • 1 x Prop Washer
  • 2 x Ignition Module & Heat Sink Cream
  • 2 x 12 Volt Ignition Coil (Auto Style)
  • 2 x Rotor Buttons (Ignition)
  • 2 x Ignition Wiring Harness
  • 1 x Oil Filter Block & Auto style filter Including Filter
  • 1 x In line oil filter between dry sump and scavenge pump
  • 4 x Steel Top Engine Mount Cups (Weldable)
  • 4 x Sets (8 pcs) Rubber Engine Cushions
  • Nyloc Nuts
  • 4 x Upper Engine Mount Nyloc M 10 Nuts
  • 4 x Mount Plain Alloy Washers
  • 4 x Mount Flared Steel Inner Sleeves
  • 1 x Operations and Service Manual
  • Factory Direct Tech Support
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  • Description
  • Designers
  • Configuration
  • Bore x Stroke
  • Capacity
  • Heads
  • Crank Case & Heads
  • Cylinders
  • Crankshaft
  • Master & Link Rods
  • Cams and Bearing Surfaces
  • Total Diameter
  • Accessories as Standard
  • Carburettor
  • Fuel Feed
  • Fuel Type
  • Fuel Consumption
  • Lubrication
  • Ignition Type
  • Starter Motor
  • Alternator (charging system)
  • Spark Plugs
  • Dry Weight (Inc all bolt on Acc's)
  • Rated Power
  • Gearing
  • Propeller Hub
  • Propeller Flange Specs
  • Recommended Propellor
  • Propellor RP
  • Cooling
  • Exhaust
  • Purpose Built 9 Cylinder Radial Engine
  • Matthew & Paul Chernikeeff
  • Nine Cylinder Four Stroke Radial Engine
  • 80 x 80 mm (3.149” x 3.149”)
  • 3600cc (220ci)
  • 2 Valves per Head. Push Rod Operated. Over Head Valve
  • Fully Machined Aeronautical Grade Aluminium
  • Steel 4140. Precision Honed to a Perfect Finish and Exact Tolerance
  • Steel 4140 Billet. Nitride hardened
  • Steel 4140. Deeply I Beamed. Lubricated by Mains Oil Pressure
  • All Nitride Hardened and Precision Ground to Exact Tolerances
  • 850mm (33.47”)
  • Starter Motor, Alternator, Carburettor, Stub Exhaust
  • Single Bing 40mm Constant Depression Carburettor
  • Mechanical Fuel Pump (with Optional Electric Back-up Pump in Parallel)
  • Compatible with Avgas100LL or High Octane Mogas
  • 27 litres/hr (7.1gallon US, liquid/hr) (5.93 gallon Imp/hr) @ 75% throttle
  • Dry Sump. Geared Oil Pressure. Primary & Secondary Scavenge Pumps
  • Dual: Hall-Effect Electronic
  • 12V Rear Mounted. Built-in Solenoid for Reliable Engagement
  • 35amp Small Rear Mounted with Built in Voltage Regulator
  • Two per Head. (NGK DCP8E)
  • 125Kg (275lbs)Includes all Bolton Acc’s
  • 150HP @3600rpm Geared
  • Via Planetary Speed Reduction Unit (PSRU) 3:2 Engine:Prop rpm
  • Precision Ground and Matched Taper
  • SAE #1
  • 2 Blade: 84” diameter 67” pitch or 3 Blade: 68" diameter x 82" pitch
  • 2400rpm Take Off. 2000-2200rpm Cruise
  • Air cooled - no lugging around water or radiator.
  • Short Stubs fitted as Stanard. Collector ring optional extra.

Warranty starts with the first engine run (must be within the first 24 months of delivery). 
Warranty is 12 months or 200 hours from time the engine is first started *
Warranty is not transferable.

* Unless otherwise negotiated, Warranty expires after 3 years even if the engine has not been run.

Specifications subject to change without notice.



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Dims R3600 - Side View: Shows dimensions, CG and Bolt on Accessories

Oil Schematic in full Oil schematic - note the Auxilliary Oil Pump is an Optional Extra.

Prop hub detailed Diagram Prop drive dowl Prop Drive shaft

How the engine mount comes together Mount parts and the relationsip to the engines's mount plate ...

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Oil advisory. Oil Advisory - It is vital to use the correct type of oil.

pickling the engine Corrosion protection. What needs to be done to prevent corrosion of an engine during prolonged storage.

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Volker Heydecke's Polikarpov I-16 Videos . Start Up 1 (1) .. Start Up 2 (2) .. Start Up 3 (3).. Taxi 1 (4) .. Taxi 2 (5) .. Taxi 2 (6)

High Speed> Tail goes up

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Rotec as the manufacturer reserves the right to make changes to the engine without notice or notification.