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Old 02-02-2020, 02:00 PM
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Default Dreaming of what engine for my RV9A

I am dreaming about what engine would be good for my new to me RV9A flying aircraft that presently has a 0-320 B1A engine installed. I plan to remove this engine and either rebuild it myself or may be upgrade to a higher HP engine instead. For you RV 9 folks what would be your dream engine over the 0-320?
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Old 02-02-2020, 02:22 PM
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IO-320, new
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Old 02-02-2020, 02:41 PM
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I am running stock O-320D2G. When it was new and I was based at sea level it was plenty. Now I moved to a higher elevation (6561í) and would love to have a 360.
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:01 PM
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I was leaning towards a Thunderbolt IO-320 when I get to that stage, but I know guys who have IO-360's in RV-9's
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:03 PM
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Iím pretty sure my next engine will be a Titan O-340. Would go fuel I injected but Iím already plumbed for the carb and I have had no issues with it.

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Old 02-02-2020, 03:10 PM
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Definitely talk to the guys who have put 360s in theirs. Every one I talked to during my search said they absolutely LOVE their plane with the 360. I'm hoping I have the same feeling when mine is flying.
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:17 PM
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A 360 and a Whirl Wind composite constant speed prop.

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Old 02-02-2020, 03:54 PM
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Default Io360

For me the cost of a 360 or 320 were about the same. I went with the 320 because there have been reports that the RV9 could exceed Vne in level flight with the 360. To me this is dangerous. To those who have tons of time and are really good pilots, they can handle it. But I don't think all those who will fly my plane will be that experienced. But that is just me. Everyone makes there own choices. I chose the injected to get the most out of LOP operation; although others have reported good LOP operation with the carb and a little carb neat. YMMV.
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Old 02-02-2020, 04:28 PM
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The Titan IO-340 is the perfect engine for my 9. Weighs as little as a 320 but can put out 180hp. I have 400+ hours on mine so far and love it.
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Old 02-02-2020, 05:31 PM
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I have an O-360 with a Catto three blade in my 9 and absolutely love it.
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