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    New Replacement Engine for Continental O-200 ??

    Does anyone have updated information on this engine in development?
    I don't know if it's something I should wait for or if I should just move forward with a different engine choice?

    http://www.epi-eng.com/aircraft_engi...aft_engine.htm

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    Guess it depends on when you need an engine.

    If you can wait a few years until a new engine has accumulated a few tens of thousands of hours of field history (and the company looks like it will survive so it can support the engine) then you might give it a chance.
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    I observe that most builders have their hands full assembling the airplane and working out the inevitable adjustments that are identified in the first few hours of flight. It appears to take a really committed builder, with a healthy budget, to also sign up for working out the inevitable "bugs" involved with the installation of a different type of powerplant. Projects appear to get into the air sooner with a well understood engine that has a healthy support system. Which is to say that if you are on a budget you likely want to be customer 1000 not customer 10.

    Best of luck,

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    The undisclosed well-known engine development client is likely Dynon/Vashon for the light sport Vashon Ranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Berson View Post
    The undisclosed well-known engine development client is likely Dynon/Vashon for the light sport Vashon Ranger.

    The Vashon Ranger is...............somewhat RV related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbalexander View Post
    The Vashon Ranger is...............somewhat RV related.
    Ok. I got it. Took ten minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbalexander View Post
    The Vashon Ranger is...............somewhat RV related.
    Because one of Van's chief engineers moved over to Vashon 4-ish years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Because one of Van's chief engineers moved over to Vashon 4-ish years ago.

    That was my point.

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    I thought VR was somewhat like RV.

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