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TRACE OE600A V8 Engine in the Beaver!

The surprised looking man in the picture is Bill Alder, caught in the act of changing history. He’s preparing to install a Trace Engine on a DHC-2 Beaver.

Trace Engines of Midland Texas just received the Production Certificate from the FAA to manufacture the 0E600A Engine.

With 600hp, the turbocharged Trace engine has several advantages over a turboprop. It is designed to provide better performance, consume less fuel, and cost less to purchase, repair and operate.

A real advantage for floatplanes is that it is less sensitive to water and corrosion than a turboprop.

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