Originally Posted by z987k
A really good experimental 170B already exists, it's called the glasair sportsman. The original or the 2+2. And they are popular. A four place with a load neither of them are though. The +2 part is 2 small children. Just like a 170.
No, the Sportsman is not an RV and it takes an IO-390 engine and a CS prop, both of which are stupid expensive. For the price of an IO-390, you might as well put in an IO-540.
Bush planes need to be dirt simple, preferably with a carb as they are easy to maintain in the bush.
That's why I stipulated any engine from 150 hp to 210 hp. Then those who want to put in an O-320 with a FP prop can do and so can those who put in an IO-390 and CS prop can do it, if they want.
The cost of entry for some of the new kits, while selling well, are leaving a lot of people behind. My fear is that Van's is going the way of LancAir.