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  1. Feb 12, 2017 #41

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    That is understood. Not trying to be build a race engine... and, ya'll are probably right... not going to say im correct by any means. If i was stuck in that mindset, i would have never accomplished what i have in life. But, i will not also get stuck in analysis paralysis either. First engine, will of course, be a tried and true combination to learn the ins and outs. Then test small things later on. I have never accepted a status quo as the be all end all... but, i also will not start on a platform that hasnt ever been tested.

    Thank you all again for your insight. Its all very much appreciated!
     
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    The Cygnet SF2A is a fine choice. I am currently working on my LSP and serving as the caretaker of Zig Berzins' Cygnet. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=NX237F

    Mine is equipped with a 2273cc VW climbs well at gross cruises 85-100 burning 3.5-4.2 gph. Greatplains core with force one hub. Slick 2416 mag and Compufire DIS ignition. Currently running Mofoco heads with dual plugs and a Revflo carb gravity fed. Super view/extra docile but will not teach you important S-Turn Taildragger skills because you can see the ground 15-20 feet in front of the airplane when you taxi. Plans available from Viking Aircraft. http://vikingaircraft.com/why-build-the-cygnet/

    I understand it handles full gross well with a 1834CC engine too. Not many two seat aircraft work with a 1834cc. The big wing helps. 13:1 glide buys options should one of your engine subsystems let you down you have options. Yes I like the Cygnet!
     
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    The Cygnet SF2A is a fine choice. I am currently working on my LSP and serving as the caretaker of Zig Berzins' Cygnet. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=NX237F

    Mine is equipped with a 2273cc VW climbs well at gross cruises 85-100 burning 3.5-4.2 gph. Greatplains core with force one hub. Slick 2416 mag and Compufire DIS ignition. Currently running Mofoco heads with dual plugs and a Revflo carb gravity fed. Super view/extra docile but will not teach you important S-Turn Taildragger skills because you can see the ground 15-20 feet in front of the airplane when you taxi. Plans available from Viking Aircraft. http://vikingaircraft.com/why-build-the-cygnet/

    I understand it handles full gross well with a 1834CC engine too. Not many two seat aircraft work with a 1834cc. The big wing helps. 13:1 glide buys options should one of your engine subsystems let you down you have options. Yes I like the Cygnet!
     

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