I’m back in the States for a couple of weeks before I head over to the Sandbox.
Today I pulled the trigger on my Lycoming O-320 engine case along with an ECi IOX-340S strokered crankshaft, balanced connecting rods, and camshaft from Tom Schwietz at Aero Engines in Winchester, VA at Winchester Regional Airport (OKV). I met Tom at his shop and talked with him at length on various engine options, the build, etc. and toured his shop. Tom was incredibly knowledgeable and the facility was quite impressive.
However, since I apparently had a huge brain fart and failed to get a picture of my new engine components, I tried to find a good representative picture online but couldn’t find anything fitting.
Yesterday, I got to spend all afternoon/evening with my buddy Marco down in Virginia Beach and tour his build facilities as well (impressive garage my friend! ha!). He showed me his Long-EZ project and of course we talked Ad nauseam. I also dropped off my TIG Welder for him to try out, evaluate & use while I’m gone this next year. If he likes it he’ll most likely use it build his rollover assembly. It was great to visit with him and get some good Long-EZ shop talk in with my fellow Canardian. Build on my friend!