Originally Posted by cojaken
I thought the O360 B1B only produces 168hp.
If this is correct, would the folks concerned about too much horsepower for the 9A still be concerned?
Probably. Some folks put way too much emphasis on an arbitrary limit that was set in stone and proclaimed to be "The Limit."
Yes, there are reasons to limit horsepower on any aircraft design. No, those limits are not likely to be sharp-edged leading to a "you will die" scenario if you approach 100.1% of that limit. Yes, there will always be people creeping across that line a little, just like we drive too fast on the highways. And yes, there will always be people wagging fingers at those who do it.