B&F Technik Vertriebs GmbH in Speyer, Germany, has adapted the Suprex 0.6L turbocharged engine — used in the DaimlerChrysler Smart City Coupe and Cabrio — for aircraft duty. The engine turns out to be a natural for light aircraft, with few changes needed. B&F Technik uses the Suprex's own engine management system to automatically adjust the turbocharger boost pressure, fuel injection and ignition for optimum performance at a given altitude and oxygen content. This allows almost ...

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