Verner Motor is a world leader in the design and manufacturing radial engines for all types of small aircraft. The company specialises in the development and production of drive systems for aircraft in the industry including light sport aircraft, microlight/ ultralight, PPG, powered parachute, trikes and of course historical replica's.
They are also one of the few engine manufacturers which have succeeded in building and selling an authentic looking product for the experimental kit aircraft builder. We are going to take a look at what they have to offer.
Verner started in 1993 with the development of the SVS1400 aircraft engine. This was an opposed piston design and was in production from 1997 until 2000. The company developed and manufactured several engines until they stepped into the radial engine era in 2011. From that moment on, they enjoyed success with the homebuilt aircraft community.
The first model was the Scarlett mini 3 and mini 5 followed by the Scarlett 7H (production 2014). The Scarlett 7S was introduced in 2015 ending with the 7U/ 9S in 2017 and the Scarlett 3V and 5V in 2018.
The current Scarlett engine line consist of the 3V/ 5V, 5Si, 7U and 9S series. The table below shows a nice overview of the specifications for comparison:
|Engine Model||Max. Output Power||Torque||Weight||Fuel System||Displacement|
|Scarlett 3V||31 kW (42 BHP) @ 2500 RPM||123 Nm (90 ft/lb)||37 kg (81 lbs)||WB37 Carb||1635 cc (100 ci)|
|Scarlett 5V||44 kW (60 BHP) @ 2300 RPM||181 Nm (133 ft/lb)||54 kg (119 lbs)||WB37 Carb||2725 cc (166 ci)|
|Scarlett 5Si||61 kW (85 BHP) @ 2300 RPM||296 Nm (218 ft/lb)||69 kg (152 lbs)||EFI||3390 cc (207 ci)|
|Scarlett 7U||91 kW (124 BHP) @ 2300 RPM||390 Nm (287 ft/lb)||83 kg (182 lbs)||EFI||4740 cc (290 ci)|
|Scarlett 9S||116 kW (158 BHP) @ 2300 RPM||485 Nm (357 ft/lb)||108 kg (238 lbs)||EFI||6094 cc (372 ci)|
The number in the designation denotes the amount of cylinders: 5Si means a five (5) cylinder engine.
The engines have a magnesium crankcase with aluminum cylinders and cylinder heads, the basic TBO is 1000 hours (600 for the three cylinder models) and increasing as the fleet builds hours. The recommended fuel is Mogas 95 octane (compression ratio 1:7.8) and is either fed with a carburetor or with a fuel injection system. None of the engines have a reduction drive so a huge propeller can be used with this engine providing lots of thrust.
The electrical system consists of a 12 V alternator of 336 W, the starter is 12 V / 1 kW. The engines uses spark plugs from Denso type Q20PR-U. Lubrication oil is sourced from AeroShell with 15W50 viscosity and sits in a separate oil tank with gravity return.
Verner can be contacted at the addresses below:
|788 13 Šumperk, Czech Republic|
|+420 602 595 739 (mobile)|
Text and images used with permission (pending) of Verner Motor.