The Thor 130 is a solid and fully developed engine that is mainly used for foot launch. Many pilots enjoy the healthy balance between weight, quietness and strength. This engine in particular is very attractive for flight schools, as it has very good-natured characteristics.
Due to its design, the fully enclosed gearbox is low-maintenance and almost wear-free. The reduction ratio of 3,43: 1 is designed so that the maximum engine efficiency is developed at 8000 rpm. The centrifugal clutch is integrated in the gearbox.
The 1.25 m propeller from Helix Carbon, perfectly matched to the engine, is made of unbreakable, carbon fiber and meets the highest safety standards. Compared to other propeller manufacturers, the Helix Carbon propellers are particularly characterized by their smooth running and the much more efficient blade profile.
The Walbro carburetor is a membrane carburetor. The advantage for the experienced aviator is the possibility to fine tune the mixture depending on the altitude of the take-off site very easily. The fuel pump is integrated in the carburetor and the small size saves weight. The position of the carburetor is independent and therefore it cannot overflow. Trouble-free operation is guaranteed even during extreme flight maneuvers.
The airbox is available on all Polini engines. It filters the air and dampens the intake noise extremely effectively.
The exhaust is specially designed for this engine and entwines elegantly around the engine to avoid turbulence in front of the propeller. The multi-part construction is the result of many years of product care and guarantees durability and little maintenance.