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  1. Toobuilder replied to the thread O-100-- interesting new engine.

    Well, the engine HAS flown, and reports are that it's entirely satisfactory, right? I think that buys some credibility until the actual...

    Jun 25, 2019 at 4:28 PM
  2. Toobuilder replied to the thread A good engine to select for my project?.

    Another thing to consider as an E-AB engine, the O-300's are very lacking in performance/efficiency parts compared to the Lyc. For...

    Jun 25, 2019 at 4:26 PM
  3. Toobuilder replied to the thread A good engine to select for my project?.

    If you lived near me I could do it. I have access to both 172 types. ...I assumed just about everyone knows someone with a 172.

    Jun 25, 2019 at 4:08 PM
  4. Toobuilder replied to the thread A good engine to select for my project?.

    There is no doubt the O300 is a great sounding and smooth engine. That said, I'd wager that more 320 Skyhawks make to TBO without major...

    Jun 25, 2019 at 3:58 AM
  5. Toobuilder replied to the thread Should I put a Fuel Drain Here?.

    Billski I'm trying to imagine the outcome of the worst possible case scenario, and I can't see where a drain would help. Even if...

    Jun 25, 2019 at 2:25 AM
  6. Toobuilder replied to the thread For Sale Wittman Tailwind Ferriable C-85 $4000 !.

    Obviously a scam because we all know "cheap airplanes are impossible". Hope somebody grabs this!

    Jun 24, 2019 at 8:01 PM
  7. Toobuilder replied to the thread A good engine to select for my project?.

    ...Except with a Lyc 4 banger.

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:23 AM
  8. Toobuilder replied to the thread A good engine to select for my project?.

    Would your wife rather fly behind a Merlin? Seriously, where did she get the idea that more cylinders is "safer"? I'm not about to...

    Jun 23, 2019 at 9:12 PM
  9. Toobuilder replied to the thread A good engine to select for my project?.

    Depends on the nature of the malfunction. Throw one rod on a 6 and you're a glider. Add to that, sixes generally eat cylinders faster...

    Jun 23, 2019 at 4:12 PM
  10. Toobuilder replied to the thread Old thread warning.

    Probably more appropriate over on POA than here. That site is more of a "current events" facebookish thing. This site is more of a...

    Jun 23, 2019 at 4:07 PM
  11. Toobuilder replied to the thread A good engine to select for my project?.

    Safety concerns? Please elaborate

    Jun 23, 2019 at 3:56 PM
  12. Toobuilder replied to the thread A good engine to select for my project?.

    As said above, dont worry about the high perf endorsement. One flight with an instructor (or none, if you know one well) and that's...

    Jun 23, 2019 at 3:27 PM
  13. Toobuilder liked BoKu's post in the thread Where to drill that bulkhead hole?.

    I made this rig several years ago to find where to drill a hole through a bulkhead to allow the passage of a push-pull tube (photo...

    64669629_10156444458942616_2229071576899256320_o.jpg Jun 21, 2019 at 1:50 AM
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