Wow, I thought James had given up on aviation after the fire. He has been working on some capacitor based camping lights lately. Guess nobody could afford his asking price for his Belite business so he decided to resurrect it. He is an interesting fellow, but his aircraft designs were always a bit to odd for my liking. He should have never sold the Kitfox lite rights, but then again at least badland is running with it and doing well.I guess I was just trying to be a gentleman.
It was the Chipper Aero guy. He posted recent pics of his new Chipper SS (single seat) ultralight and the discussion turned into engine options. Someone mentioned the O-100 and he said it was a dead project. Anyone can look it up on Facebook and see it (unless it's been deleted).
I would say as of now, would be the right time to design around it. Its finally sorted out and a larger production run of parts is due to happen very soon. Plus you can build your own and just buy the kit so keeping the kits flowing should not be too hard. Building finished engines right now would tie Pete up for sure, but he is working on alternatives for that. I will be designing it in my SN#001 Lil Bitts and then Pete can use it as a demonstrator if he likes.The O-100 is not on line fast enough to bank a design on it, the way you need to sell a present product. On the other hand, probably the people who do get a O-100 will not give them up. In the end it will be similar to Scott Castler who will put together 1-3 engines a month when hopping. Potential is there to do more, but I bet production would have to be turned over to a mindless factory, to get 100 engines a month or more. That might be the biggest leap of faith to overcome.
No, Just waiting like everyone else. While I'm waiting, going to install new valve guides and valves in the 0-200 cylinders that I have and new push rod tubes. Also have the rockers arms and shafts and springs, etc.Pops are you one of the 10 getting the first batch?
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