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Carbon Fiber LS1 in a kitplane

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  1. Andrew

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    That is dope. I wish I could see the lines on the plane better. That nose is HUGE!!!
     
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    1080 lbs.......


    I want to see it make a top speed run.
     
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    I'm in college for my A & P certification, so we've weighed a couple planes, and well, most general aviation planes don't weigh over 1300lbs. (even metal body cessena 152 is in the 1100lbs range.
    Most kit planes are made of a composite fiberglass resin, and are extremely light.

    It's just the fact that not all Gen. Av. planes are pushin 3, 4, even 500 hp! lol...

    My dad actually was putting a Lancair kit plane together, and contemplated an LS1 for a powerplant. They're great on fuel, compared to other turbo-props and big bore piston engines, but the only draw back is that they are liquid cooled... otherwise, it's a pretty sweet setup for sure. I'm sure that is one siiiiiiiiiick plane!!!! (if it's even air-worthy.)
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Celerity wants that ignition system, if anything :)
     
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    Lively
     
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    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    what "phase" are you in? i have my A and i'm taking my powerplant test on march 11th.. 2 more classes and i'm done, cant wait.
     
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    I'm done with 2 of the 4 Generals, and I'll be starting powerplant this semester.
    I'm a newbie...
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    well...when you guys get the lics...hit me up.
     
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    You can barrel roll that plane by blipping the throttle.
     
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    will do AirJockie. is that what you do?
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    yup...A&P mech at Sikorsky Aircraft....

    this year I hope to pass 100Ks... :p
     
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    sweet mang.
    this year I hope to pass my finals :p
     
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