Posted: 2/15/2011 09:04:59
Does anyone have any information about these engines. Seems that quite a few RV builders are using it. Any pros or cons on using this manufacture over a Lycoming engine. Mainly interested in the IO360.
Posted: 2/16/2011 10:43:12
Aerosport Power in Kamloops, BC is a first class outfit. They have done engine work for me personally and for many people I know. I highly recommend them. They build custom engines using primarily ECi parts, and they are the exclusive source for the O/IO-375 stroker engine. I am a great fan of Aerosport Power, but I remain somewhat skeptical of ECi parts, especially their cylinder assemblies.
IMHO, a factory new Lycoming engine is still the best, most reliable powerplant you can put in your airplane. You can buy a new Thunderbolt (Lycoming) engine, which is identical to a certified engine except for the data plate, for about the same price as the Aerosport engine. To me that makes it a no-brainer. That said many people many people are perfectly happy with Aerosport engines made from ECi parts.
Posted: 2/17/2011 18:33:17
Thanks for your input Dave. It will give my son and I something to think about.
Posted: 2/18/2011 15:39:49
I have nothing but the best to say about Aerosport Power. About three years ago I bought a AEIO-360 (parallel valve) with high compression pistons, balancing and flow matching. When Bart test ran it, it would overspeed the 200 hp test club! It's just a tractor engine in the Pitts, just keeps on pulling! Support and customer service is always fantastic. Maybe you can even make that exchange rate work for you.
Posted: 2/18/2011 19:28:18
My son tells me that Van's RV-7a demonstrator has an aerosport io-360 in it
Posted: 2/25/2011 10:48:15
ck out Vans Airforce search engines tons of info on both exp and factory stuff, you might even decide to build your own.
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Posted: 2/28/2011 15:20:25
I have a feeling that an RV will be in my future. My son who wants to build his own has finally settled on it. The choice now is tail dragger or nose gear.