chuckthedog Posted December 28, 2003 Share Posted December 28, 2003 Back in 1988 I started looking for an engine for the Long-EZ I was building. I found 4 junk planes in Trade a plane with engines. I setteled on a Tri pacer for $2,000.00 only a few states away. Took off the wings and trailered it home. I then sold plane less engine for $1,800.00. The engine was mid time 670 SMOH still good compression. mid 70's. I flew the plane for 12 years and put another 700+ hours before I zero timed it this summer. The total cost to do this was less than $8,000.00 New jugs and all the trimings. If you devide that by 12 years you come up with $683.33 a year. I dont think you can beat that for any other power plant out there. Lycsours's rule. PS. I piss anted auto gas for 12 years. When you figure the expence of toting gas to the plane when on cross country flights and even local flying the saving after the hastle to find and fill containers, transportation back and forth to gas station for gas with no ethanol. Av gas is cheaper! Quote If the phone don't ring. It's me Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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