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  • Subaru 2.2l engine brainstrust required.

    Looking for a "brains-trust" who has experience maintaining/installing/operating the Subaru 2.2 in a gyrocopter, in preparation for a new installation in case I strike trouble.

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    As far as I am concerned the 2.2 is a dam good affordable gyro engine with ample power. You have several options for the electronics. I have only used the NZ Autoflight gearboxes. There are some belt drive options which I am not familiar with. As far as maintanence I just change the oil and filter a little sooner than you would a car calculating 100 km as 1 hr. One must be careful with bleeding the coolant. make sure you get all the air out at the top of the engine. Air pockets have destroyed many engines. I found that out the hard way. The good part is you can always pick up a crashed car for $500 and get another engine.