Damien Payart's company, F.P.Engineering, located
in Lyon, France, is making new side-loader cases for the 256 so I am passing on this info
to all you 256 guys.
This is a reprint of his e-mail message:
FPE in France builds new crankcases for the Rotax
256 and complete new engines using these cases. We have built them for about one year and
have sold 15 units. Most of them are running in the French Championship.
They are CNC milled from solid blocks of FORTAL
(except the gearbox cover) and the weight is 6.5Kg with the gearbox side cover. (14.3
lbs.) The extraction of the gearbox is easier because of the large cover (see the
All Rotax 256 parts can be mounted in these cases
without modifications. And, you can also change an old engine (without extractible
gearbox) into a side-loader one.
The price in France is 17,000 FF without taxes
(approx. $2,600) for the complete crankcase (left+right+cover). shipping to the states
will cost about $90.
For more information:
F. P. Engineering
Tél: 00 33 04 78 47 55 77
Fax: 00 33 04 72 17 81 72
9 Allée Beau Site
69410 Champagne au Mont d'Or