NASA Spinoff Database: Outboard Motor Maximizes Power and Dependability

NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 2008
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-174
Category: Consumer/Home/Recreation
Origin: advanced alloys for structural applications

Developed by Jonathan Lee, a structural materials engineer at Marshall Space Flight Center, and PoShou Chen, a scientist with Huntsville, Alabama-based Morgan Research Corporation, MSFC-398 is a high-strength aluminum alloy able to operate at high temperatures. MSFC-398 was licensed for marine applications by Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., and is now found in the complete line of Evinrude E-TEC outboard motors, a line of two-stroke motors that maintain the power and dependability of a two-stroke with the refinement of a four-stroke.

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Page Number in Published book: 104
Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

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