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Major Aircraft Engine Decisions

You have two major aircraft engine decisions to make early in your building planning. First, you must decide whether to use a standard aviation engine or an automotive engine. Then, once that decision is made, you must select a specific engine, whether aviation or automotive. 

Aviation or Automotive Engine?

There is a lot of discussion all over the web about aviation versus automotive engines in experimental aircraft. Each decision is certainly right for different people. Click here to see how I made my decision to go with an automotive engine.

Exactly Which Engine?

Once you've decided between a standard aircraft engine and an automotive engine, you then need to decide exactly which engine you want. Especially with automotive engines there are many choices. Read here why I chose the Mazda rotary for my aircraft engine. 

What Engine Did You Choose, and Why?

Tell us about your engine decisions. Did you go with a conventional aviation engine or an automobile engine conversion? Why? What were the advantages and disadvantages for you? How has your decision worked out for you? What obstacles did you face? How did you overcome them? Share your experiences with the rest of the Kit Plane Advice audience, we want to know.

Or, if you have an engine installation related question not already addressed here, please ask it.

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