- Jan 3, 2014
I switched to a Baby Ace and that airplane is going well. Look in the projects section under “Pomodoro”.I just finished reading this whole thread. Good read!
I do have two questions though....
Pops....what is an SSSC? I assume one you designed and built yourself?
And Little Scrapper....what is/was you conclusion about engine size, and are you still doing the V-Witt?
After this thread I concluded that I’m very fond of the VW and would love to fly behind one eventually and I do plan on finishing the V-Witt.
I think this thread is my favorite thread on HBA because I went out and did street work by visiting shops and talking to knowledgeable people and separating fact from fiction. I put a lot of real work in to this thread instead of being a keyboard warrior.
When I started this thread a small part of me almost expected the VW to fail. Perhaps internal fear on my part? Personality glitch on my part!? I’m pretty hard wired to like Lycoming or Continental which seems like a natural bias.
But the opposite happened. The more I researched the more I ended up learning about VW and the more I learned the more I liked it. I think it’s a great choice for the right sized pilot in the right sized airplane and I think of a person can be honest with himself about his wants and desires it becomes clear that the engine fits certain people in a certain mission. It’s kinda like stretching a glide, pretty dam hard, haha and a VW won’t “stretch” well either. Probably a bad analogy but you get the point.
A nice VW built to last by keeping performance goals limited can give a owner very long service. My opinion only.