I have heard that porche makes an engine that is very similar to the lycoming as far as the size and shape but produce way more HP and have more advanced features for MUCH less money than lycoming. Does anyone else think that lycoming is way out into space as far as thier higher HP engines (like the AEIO-540).
Could an experemental be build with a 400+ HP porche engine that burns car gas. Just seems there are too many angles that drive up the cost of the lycomings and the overhauls to the lycomings.
Is there a lagit technical reason for the outragious 50k+ price tag on a nice AEIO-540 or is it just because it goes on a plane so they hike the prices WAY up.