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    Default Re: Any experience with edge performance 914 efi engine?

    That will save money and weight on the 915 if installing a cs prop.
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    Default Re: Any experience with edge performance 914 efi engine?

    I installed the Edge FI on my stock 914 about 4 months ago and 90 hours. I'm loving it ! (Just Superstol)

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    Default Re: Any experience with edge performance 914 efi engine?

    Thanks for the reply Tony. We went ahead and ordered the Edge 914 turbo EFI.

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    Default Re: Any experience with edge performance 914 efi engine?

    Is there an advantage to buying a 914 and adding EFI vs buying a 915? Based on Kitfox current prices (assuming $6k for EFI (2015 price) and fixed pitch prop for the 915)
    The 915 FWF+engine cost is $44,945. The 914 FWF+engine+EFI cost is $41,643. So it's about $3300 more for the 915
    but you'll get another 20-25 HP and you don't need a special engine monitor.

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    Default Re: Any experience with edge performance 914 efi engine?

    I believe that the 915is requires a constant speed prop, which will push its installed cost north of $50k. Can someone confirm that?
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    Default Re: Any experience with edge performance 914 efi engine?

    According to John M. at Kitfox there is a version of the 915 that works with a fixed-pitch prop.

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    Default Re: Any experience with edge performance 914 efi engine?

    Interesting; I was unaware of that. Good news!
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    Default Re: Any experience with edge performance 914 efi engine?

    Based on my experience, constant speed on the STI wing with bush gear and tires is not worth the weight or cost.
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    Default Re: Any experience with edge performance 914 efi engine?

    Quote Originally Posted by VictorV View Post
    Is there an advantage to buying a 914 and adding EFI vs buying a 915? Based on Kitfox current prices (assuming $6k for EFI (2015 price) and fixed pitch prop for the 915)
    The 915 FWF+engine cost is $44,945. The 914 FWF+engine+EFI cost is $41,643. So it's about $3300 more for the 915
    but you'll get another 20-25 HP and you don't need a special engine monitor.

    Victor
    Victor, I went with the 914 due to weight and a CS prop. The 915 is heavier and I am a flatlander so the compromise was adding EFI to the 914.
    At Stick and Rudder that was their recommendation. My plane partner flew a carbed 914 with a fixed pitch prop and it performed really well in Idaho, very well balanced.

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