Rotec’s R3600 – 9 Cylinder 150HP

The first Rotec R3600 radial engine came off the production line in the year 2006.

This page is devoted to a description of the engine. What comes with as standard fittings with every engine supplied.



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Many R3600’s have been sold since 2006 and the number flying is increasing – and its no wonder as this engine returns best value for every dollar spent. In fact we guarantee that the R3600 Firewall Forward will cost less than a new O-320 Firewall Forward. In fact the R3600, with all the items supplied as standard, costs less than a O-320 as a core engine!

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What Comes Fitted as Standard With Every R2800:

Bolt on accessories

  • 1 x 40mm Bing Carburetor& Rubber Coupling and 2 x Hose Clamps
  • 1 x 3 Planet 3:2 reduction PSRU (gearbox)
  • 1 x Starter Motor & Nyloc M 10 Nuts
  • 1 x Alternator and Alloy Spacer inc. Bolts Nyloc nuts and Washers.
  • 7 x Exhaust Stubs & 14 x Bolts & Washers
  • 1 x Prop Washer & 6 x Bolts & Washers
  • 2 x Ignition Module & Heat Sink Cream
  • 2 x 12 Volt Ignition Coil (Auto Style)
  • 2 x Rotor Buttons (Ignition)
  • 2 x Ignition Wiring Harness
  • 1 x Oil Filter Block & Auto style filter Including Filter
  • 1 x In line oil filter between dry sump and scavenge pump

Mount Weldables and Rubber Anti Vibration Cushions:

  • 2 x Steel Top Engine Mount Cups (Weldable)
  • 2 x Steel Lower Engine Mount Cups (Weldable)
  • 4 x Sets (8 pcs) Rubber Engine Cushions
  • 4 x Upper Engine Mount Nyloc M 10 Nuts
  • 4 x Upper Mount Plain Alloy Washers
  • 4 x Upper Mount Flared Steel Inner Sleeves


  • 1 x Operations and Service Manual
  • Latest Advisories

Factory Support:

  • Free drawings for an engine mount design with every engine purchase (or we can build the mount for a price)
  • Free drawings for an oil tank design with every engine purchase (or we can build the tank for a price)
  • All queries addressed quickly an efficiently.


Warranty starts with the first engine run (must be within the first 24 months of delivery).
Warranty is 12 months or 200 hours from time the engine is first started *
Warranty is not transferable.
Unless otherwise negotiated, Warranty expires after 3 years even if the engine has not been run.

How many engine companies supply all the above as part of the engine price. Most, if not all, other engine suppliers quote on core engine, then quote on all the bits and pieces required firewall forward, thereby causing a cost blowout.

Furthermore, the Rotec has cooling built in so there no radiator or water to buy or to lug around.

No wonder people say that the Rotec beats all others as being best value for money!

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The All Important Specifications For The R3600:

  • Description
  • Designers
  • Configuration
  • Bore x Stroke
  • Capacity
  • Heads
  • Crank Case & Heads
  • Cylinders
  • Crankshaft
  • Master & Link Rods
  • Cams and Bearing Surfaces
  • Total Diameter
  • Accessories as Standard
  • Carburetor
  • Fuel Feed
  • Fuel Type
  • Fuel Consumption
  • Lubrication
  • Ignition Type
  • Starter Motor
  • Alternator (charging system)
  • Spark Plugs
  • Dry Weight (Inc all bolt on Acc’s)
  • Rated Power
  • Gearing
  • Propeller Hub
  • Propeller Flange Specs
  • Recommended Propeller
  • Propeller RPM
  • Cooling
  • Exhaust
  • Purpose Built 9 Cylinder Radial Engine. Experimental Category.
  • Matthew & Paul Chernikeeff
  • Nine Cylinder Four Stroke Radial Engine
  • 80 x 80 mm (3.149” x 3.149”)
  • 3600cc (220ci)
  • 2 Valves per Head. Push Rod Operated. Over Head Valve
  • Cast Aeronautical Grade Aluminium
  • Steel 4140. Precision Honed to a Perfect Finish and Exact Tolerance
  • Steel 4140 Billet. Nitride hardened
  • Steel 4140. Deeply I Beamed. Shot Peened
  • All Nitride Hardened and Precision Ground to Exact Tolerances
  • 850mm (33.47”)
  • Starter Motor, Alternator, Carburetor, Stub Exhaust
  • Single Bing 40mm Constant Depression Carburetor
  • Mechanical Fuel Pump (with Optional Electric Back-up Pump in Parallel)
  • Compatible with Avgas100LL or High Octane MOGAS
  • 27 litres/hr (7.1 US gal/hr) (5.93 Imp gal/hr)
  • Dry Sump. Geared Oil Pressure. Primary & Secondary Scavenge Pumps
  • Dual: Hall-Effect Electronic (2 full sets inc wiring harness etc
  • 12V Rear Mounted. Built-in Solenoid for Reliable Engagement
  • 35amp Small Rear Mounted with Built in Voltage Regulator
  • Two per Head. (NGK DCP8E)
  • 125Kg( 275lbs) Includes Bolt on Acc’s
  • 150HP @3600rpm Geared reduction engine:prop 3:2
  • Via Planetary Speed Reduction Unit (PSRU) 3:2 Engine:Prop rpm
  • Precision Ground and Matched Taper (SAE #1)
  • Standard. SAE#1
  • 2 Blade: 84”diameter 55”pitch
  • 2300 – 2400rpm Take Off. 1900 -2100rpm Cruise
  • Air cooled – no lugging around water or radiator.
  • Short Stubs fitted as Standard. Collector ring optional extra.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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R3600 Engine Drawing Showing Dimensions & Bolt on Acc’s:

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Note: The photo shows an R2800 with its mount Plate. The R3600 has the same mount plate with one difference – the actual mount points are all cups unlike the R2800 which has 2 mount pins at the top and 2 mount cups at the bottom