Re: Why are aircraft engines so high priced???????

Jim Rodrian

A Defiant, with two Ford V6 engines, had an engine failure within a year or
two of first flight. As I remember the owner, an A&P, rebuilt the engines
with "over-size" parts to prevent further failures. This was about 10 years

Jim Rodrian
Grafton, WI
Defiant - in the finishing process


I've heard of several Ford V6's in coverted Cubs
with 1200-1400 hours no problems. These engines
were taken apart and inspected for wear and looked

These are called a V6 STOL project and they have a
newsletter if you're interested in follow up.


Ric & Shari Lee
Berkut 540 project N540RS (reserved)
Sandy, Utah

"Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the

Maurice Freehill

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