German-based Sky Power has launched a new Heavy Fuel engine.
The new engine, SP-210 HF FI TS, was developed based on the existing gasoline engine SP-210 FI TS.
The company says its first HF engine is marking the beginning of the subsequent development of HF engines which are based on completely new HF technology.
The new HF engine from Sky Power runs on a kerosene-oil mix of 50:1 using JET A, JET A1 or JP-8. As part of the development of the engine, Sky Power has taken a new approach to HF technology.
It goal was to heat up the fuel mixture in a reliable and controlled manner and to achieve excellent starting properties.
A large number of components were newly developed, such as the new KHU 100 (Kerosene Heating Unit). The new HF concept can also be applied as an upgrade to all injection engines of the SP-210 series.
Sky Power says the modular design of the engines is thus being continued and expanded with the HF Systems.
It detailed how when configuring a propulsion system, customers have a choice on generators, starter-generators, power-supplies and complete hybrid configurations, and can now choose between different fuel types, to meet the application’s needs and confirmed this will continue to apply to the other engines in Sky Power’s product portfolio.
The newly developed KHU 100 manages the start-process jointly with the engine management unit
Whether fixed-wing, rotary-wing or hybrid-transitional applications, the new Sky Power HF Engines can be used with all UAS.