ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC] Lycoming O-290 banned?
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Thread: [IAC] Lycoming O-290 banned?
Message: [IAC] Lycoming O-290 banned?
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From: Lee McGee <lee.mcgee at usa.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 04:13:40 UTC
A recent thread in the usenet newsgroup rec.aviation.homebuilt piqued my interest; one writer opined that he thought that the O-290 engine was banned outright from IAC competitions, because of prop hub problems? I think this may have been because of aviaton use of the non-airplane GPU O-290 engines that were once commonplace? Like much of what I read on the internet, I suspect this information might be apocryphal, but don't know. As an IAC member and wannabe competition flier, I thought I'd ask the august members of this list. The Acroduster Too I'm building won't be done for a few years yet (and will have at least an IO-360!), so I was thinking about buying something small and cheap to fly and practice with, like a Starduster or Acroduster one-place. These ships might have an O-290... Thanks, -- l e e m c g e e IAC 21900 lee.mcgee at usa.net http://www.well.com/user/leemcgee/