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Thread: Lycoming 0-320 in a kitfox 7

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    Default Re: Lycoming 0-320 in a kitfox 7

    Funny thing about a "lycosaur" vs any other engine. If properly balanced, the Plane doesn"t give a single hoot what engine is on the front. HOWEVER at gross it will care how much power you have. I think people tend to get too wrapped around the axle about certain things.
    Building O-320 160hp S7 STi with Slats and Carbon Fiber Belly pod.

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    I think that when folks say "it will ruin your airplane" they mean usable load capacity rather than anything performance related. If your flying "light sport" at 1320 gross then an 0-320 will ruin any ability to fly with a passenger/luggage and any reasonable amount of fuel. If you register at 1550 gross things are much better but still not a lot left for baggage/camping gear.
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    Default Re: Lycoming 0-320 in a kitfox 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Denalifox View Post
    Funny thing about a "lycosaur" vs any other engine. If properly balanced, the Plane doesn"t give a single hoot what engine is on the front. HOWEVER at gross it will care how much power you have. I think people tend to get too wrapped around the axle about certain things.
    Good morning my friends,
    It is nice to see the 0-320 conversation. I am building a SS7, E3D 160 h.p. 0-320. Skinning the fuselage now, wings and tail done , nothing painted. Doing what I want as far as keeping it as light as possible, but building it as I intended. I have the shock monster, t3 tail ,29's ..... so I should have some empty weight numbers in a couple months after I paint and reassemble. I did weigh it with engine, cowl, gear, tail feathers, seat, modified extra length baggage, without the wings and struts on and was at 580 lbs., add the wings and all the paint and minimal instruments????? Glad to see your posts, Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    Good morning my friends,
    It is nice to see the 0-320 conversation. I am building a SS7, E3D 160 h.p. 0-320. Skinning the fuselage now, wings and tail done , nothing painted. Doing what I want as far as keeping it as light as possible, but building it as I intended. I have the shock monster, t3 tail ,29's ..... so I should have some empty weight numbers in a couple months after I paint and reassemble. I did weigh it with engine, cowl, gear, tail feathers, seat, modified extra length baggage, without the wings and struts on and was at 580 lbs., add the wings and all the paint and minimal instruments????? Glad to see your posts, Billy
    I have yet to see any mounted. happen to have any under cowl pictures?
    Building O-320 160hp S7 STi with Slats and Carbon Fiber Belly pod.

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    Default Re: Lycoming 0-320 in a kitfox 7

    Heres some pics of my install using factory dynafocal mount. Engine sets pretty close to the firewall so a 90 deg oil filter adapter is handy.
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    Default Re: Lycoming 0-320 in a kitfox 7

    Quote Originally Posted by jmodguy View Post
    Heres some pics of my install using factory dynafocal mount. Engine sets pretty close to the firewall so a 90 deg oil filter adapter is handy.
    That sure is tight, doesn't look like my Atlee Dodge hot rod exhaust will work. bummer
    Building O-320 160hp S7 STi with Slats and Carbon Fiber Belly pod.

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    Default Re: Lycoming 0-320 in a kitfox 7

    Bah! Just put four straight pipes through the bottom cowling. Lots of glorious noise and impressive flames at night!
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    Default Re: Lycoming 0-320 in a kitfox 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Page View Post
    Bah! Just put four straight pipes through the bottom cowling. Lots of glorious noise and impressive flames at night!
    I like the way you think. haha. "allow me to sing you the song of my people"
    Building O-320 160hp S7 STi with Slats and Carbon Fiber Belly pod.

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    Default Re: Lycoming 0-320 in a kitfox 7

    The 4-1 header makes a bit o noise on its own👍 No muffler for me
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