Titan IO-340 Engine Unboxing


Ever wonder what it’s like to get a factory-fresh engine delivered? Is there fanfare and a marching band? No. But it’s still exciting. KITPLANES editor in chief Marc Cook opens the lid on his new Titan IO-340 engine and looks ahead to replacing his GlaStar’s old O-320.

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Marc Cook
Marc Cook is a veteran special-interest journalist who started as a staffer at AOPA Pilot in the late 1980s. Marc has built two airplanes, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Aviation Sportsman, and now owns a 180-hp, steam-gauge-adjacent GlaStar based in western Oregon. Marc has 5000 hours spread over 200-plus types and four decades of flying.


  1. Re your new engine video. Seeing you in your open hanger, in watch cap and multiple heavy shirts and condensing breath reinforces our decision to leave our hangers at KRDM vacant until Spring, and winter relocate to KRNM. And we heard from our neighbors in Eagle Crest that it’s gonna be 6F tonight. Wow, stay warm ! Steve D.

  2. Hey Marc, 340cu in. on your Glastar… That should be good……… I’ve got a friend putting a 340 on a Panther, I hope its big enough. Keep the you tube’s coming. Still ponding my little 152 cu in. Subaru , now with 2303 hours on the airframe, just keep putting gas in the SDSefi powered 2.5L Sub.
    Mark Kiedrowski


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