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Buy considerations

As pilots and homebuilders ourselves we know how important it is to make the right choice of engine for your aircraft, so we've put together this list of questions and answers to help you work through the assessment process. Of course, we're always here to help and happy to answer any specific questions you might have. If your question isn't answered below, just reach out to us using the button at the bottom of this page.

When will the engines be ready?

The 200hp variant will be the first engine launched. We are currently in the prototyping phase for this engine. We will provide updates on this phase as we progress, so make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter here.

How much will the engines cost?

The price will be subject to confirmation following testing and establishment of our supply chain.

Will the engine physically fit into my aircraft?

Our engines are likely to be much narrower than the piston engines that they will replace. However, they may be marginally longer than piston engines. It is likely that they will fit. You can check out our video about compatible airframes here.

What are the centre of gravity considerations?

Our engines are likely to be lighter than the piston engines that they will replace. There will be CG issues to resolve.

Will you offer Firewall Forward (FWF) packages?

We are in discussions with external partners to develop FWF packages for the popular experimental aircraft types. You might be interested in following our YouTube series called 'Build an RV7T with me' which documents our journey to complete the build on an RV7A and convert it to turboprop power.

What are the fuel system considerations?

Your existing fuel tanks and lines must be suitable for JetA and/or kerosene-based fuels.

An uninterrupted fuel supply is critical to the operation of a turbine engine. If your fuel system results in an interruption of fuel when changing tanks for example, you will likely need a header tank that guarantees fuel supply to the engine at all times.

What is the expected time between overhaul (TBO)?

TBO is expected to be 3,000 hours but testing will determine the actual number that we will apply to the engine.

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