Iffi Technologies was engaged by Martin Aircraft to enhance the performance and reliability of their existing V4 2-stroke prototype engine, which was created by a previous team.
We redesigned and remade the crankcases, cylinder head retention system, cylinder heads, cylinder head covers, compression ratio, ignition system, crankshafts, pistons, ACG area, inlet manifolds and exhaust system to achieve the performance and reliability goals required by the client. In the areas where aspects of the base design could not be corrected, a monitoring schedule was established and components were “lifed” accordingly. Our developments increased the engine stiffness and system performance, and enabled Martin Aircraft to achieve their company goals within their prototype phase.
We also supplied relevant engine and servicing documentation to the standard required by the NZ Civil Aviation Authority.
We continue to service, maintain and support this series of prototype engines.