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Engine choice

Unread post by CharlesDavis » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:22 pm

The plans from which I am building recommend engines of up to 300 lbs and 160 Hp. The prototype flew with a 100 Hhp Subaru.
I am curious to know what other builders would chooose given this limit. Obviously cost will be a big determining factor
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Re: Engine choice

Unread post by Rotor kop » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:35 pm

I have a Lycoming 0-320 B2C (160hp) if you want. Have a few options from TIMEX to with 1400hours remaining for TCA which is not necessesary for NTCA.
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Re: Engine choice

Unread post by CharlesDavis » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:22 pm

Hi RotorK,

Sorry to have taken so long to reply - I was hoping someone with alternative ideas would chip in as well ... I think a Lyc will be a bit heavy in the wallet area, ( and no amount of weight shifting can fix such an out of range C.G. ! ) as a matter of interest, what would be the ballpark cost of an 0320, with maybe 1000hrs life left ?

Do you, or anyone else reading, know of any Subaru, or other Auto conversions in the 300lbs and 140 to 160 Hp range ?

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