April 2014 Issue
Small-Engine Overhauls: Affordable, Supportable
Engines that havent been made for 50 years or more are still remarkably overhaulable, if not necessarily cheap. Continentals A-65 is a favorite.
The words cheap and overhaul arent known to appear in the same sentence, but its true that smaller, modest engines are cheaper to overhaul than high-horsepower sixes. But what about old and modest, specifically Conti-nentals numerous A-65 series and its offshoots? Are these the gateway to affordable flying or just doddering antiques getting ever more expensive to maintain?
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