Monday, December 15, 2008

Fitting a Lycoming IO540 C4B5

The prototype RV-10 aircraft used a Lycoming IO540 D4A5. The second factory plane used a Continental IO360. To save a few shekels we used a rebuilt variation on the aircraft engine the Lycoming IO540 C4B5 out of a Piper Aztec airplane. Of course there are some difference between the two engines such as:
Power rating

Engine mounting ears

Hot Prop Flywheel

Prop Governor

Prop Governor mounting studs

Manifold pressure source