Motorcycle Forums banner
21 - 27 of 27 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,875 Posts
You know why you won't see an aircraft engine..

Type certification. Subaru and Daimler (I think)tried for many years to get their aircraft engines approved for use in the US, and failed. Lots of arcane, draconian FAA rules to contend with. Just the FAA looking out for the little guy, right? Right.

Pete P.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Re: You know why you won

Also add Honda to the list, who had an aircraft engine prototype a few years back, but never went for Type Certification. Porsche had a certified engine, but it was a commercial failure probably due to price. Maybe Yamaha needs to develop the engine for experimental category first, or certificate the engine in another country and use FAA reciporical agreements.
 
21 - 27 of 27 Posts
Top