I know there have been several threads about the idea of installing Lycoming IO-540 engine to the RV-14 model.
Still I have not found anyone reporting to have done so. Why is that so important to me?
Because I am searching a KitPlane for myself which allows higher cruising speeds like 250mph, finally I allways end up with Glasair III. But I would like to combine the comfort of the RV-14 and the pre-built advantages of that model with more speed like Glasair 3.
So please consider the following questions:
1.) Is the RV-14 stable enough to handle Cruise Speed of 260mph (considering that Glasair 3 is made of fiber glass that should not be a problem for aluminum RV-14?)
2.) Is it somehow possible to use IO-540 in the RV-14 Kit
3.) Has actually anybody done it and what are the experiences in terms of Speed, stability etc...?
Thank you very much.