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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC] Lycoming O-290 banned? (fwd)


Thread: [IAC] Lycoming O-290 banned? (fwd)

Message: [IAC] Lycoming O-290 banned? (fwd)

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From: Herman Dierks <dierks at>

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 17:34:33 UTC


  > From owner-iac at Wed Dec 17 22:21:16 1997
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> Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 20:11:04 -0800
> From: Lee McGee <lee.mcgee at>
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> 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   


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