Re: Diesel aircraft engines

From:         Mark Ingram <>
Date:         05 Aug 96 23:32:57 
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On 4 Aug 1996, RD Rick wrote:

> There is also the Zoche aero diesel that has been shown at Oshkosh
> probably every year since 1985, when I saw it.  Herr Zoche is the
> (West) German who has been trying to get this thing off the ground,
> so to speak.  As I remember, it is a 4 cyl radial, and possibly
> aircooled.  He claimed a very impressive power to weight ratio.
> I don't know the current status, but I believe it became a bit of a
> joke in EAA circles.

I saw what almost certainly was this same engine at Oshkosh '83.  It did
*look* impressive.

Mark E. Ingram

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