- Oct 27, 2009
True—why would they? My guess is that precisely nobody buying an new Textron product for $400k - $800k (or whatever it is these days) is interested in saving $20k with the option of an auto-derived engine, regardless of the theoretical merits.I meant Cessna doesn't experiment with experimental uncertified car engines. They have experimented with certified car derived engines from other engine companies.
The guy building a Sonerai or Tailwind airframe for less than $10k has a different outlook.