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.
Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the mood at the annual AOPA gathering, where he found an upbeat vibe, cautious optimism about the FAAs pending homebuilding rules changes, and a positive announcement from Glasair Aviation.
In this series installment, author Bob Fritz takes you through the basics of building a carbon fiber tank, including measuring, layout, patterns, cutting, epoxy-flox application, sanding, sawing, epoxying and finish work.
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.
Ha. And it wasn’t even really cold. Our weather in the Willamette Valley isn’t quite as extreme as in RDM.
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.