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TRACE OE600A: First Installation in a Beaver

Just hours after DHC-2 C-GGBF arrived at the TRACE engine manufacturing facility, the first TRACE OE600A engine to be installed in a Beaver was mounted on the front of the aircraft.

First thing to go on was the engine mount. Then the engine.  Still to install is the cooling system and the cowlings.  Then we will get into the flight testing...

The TRACE engine is certified for aircraft.  It's a liquidcooled V8 with 600 Horsepower. We expect it will give us turbo-Beaver performance at half the cost. If you want to know more about the TRACE engine go to


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