I like this stuff, but the super charger makes no sense to me. The WRX and STI are turbo from the factory - why change that?Originally posted by Captain_John
Now, this guy sports some pretty compelling evidence for the Subaru junkie!!!
...especially the supercharged variant!
I am a bit of a stick in the mud, though. A Lycoming is simple and tested over time. Hmmmmm, at least I don't have to make a decision tonight!
I think that's the biggest problem wiht the Jaibiru series - the cost. When I was working on an LSA design, $18,000 was more than I was able to budget for the entire airplane....Cost brand new for the 80 HP is about $13,000 and the 120 HP is about $18,000....
I agree that $13K-$18K is steep for most of us... that is why the Jabiru is only on my wish list as opposed to the nose of my Avid Flyer. One of my reasons for qouting prices though was to point out that by the time you add redrive and cooling system, the Subie may not be much less than the Jab, (but it is definitely heavier).I think that's the biggest problem wiht the Jaibiru series - the cost. When I was working on an LSA design, $18,000 was more than I was able to budget for the entire airplane.
I hope so too. From everything I hear, it's a great engine, but outside my budget for any kind of forseeable future....One (or at least I) can only hope that as the Jabiru becomes more popular, the economy of scale will bring the price down.
Actually no, they don't get a new engine, they get a new car. The nice new low miles japanese engines are removed from cars before the cars are scrapped and sent to the iron works to become new ingot and eventually new products.Doing your own is certainly an option, especially if you get an engine from one of the Japanese used engine importers rather than a wrecking yard. As I hear the story, the Japanese emission requirements are so strict that every car owner has to get a new engine at about 25k to 30k miles in order to meet the extreme standards. As such, many of the imported engines have extremely low miles - barely broken in.