- Feb 13, 2010
- World traveler
I once saw a Falconar AMF-S14 Maranda with a round cowl and a plastic insert to make it look like it had a radial. It had a Lyc in it. Taking pretense a little too far. But the airplane was masterfully built. Its doors closed like an expensive car's.
I guess that depends on your personal style, the original Kitfoxes had fake round cowls over two-strokes and nobody seemed to mind. Personally, I am a sucker for a round cowl and wheel pants and would feel no shame at hiding a flat engine to keep the vibe going. How about an LSA version of the Aeronca L with options for an actual small Verner radial, a Rotax 912, or a VW in descending order of cost?