Olf I know nothing about plane engines but after reading your post I did a little research and apparently u can buy new Franklin engines?Olf Art wrote:The Hiller with the Franklin engines? Wow. If Franklin had been able to keep everybody in repair parts (not a derogatory comment .... Franklins were great engines. You could replace a cylinder without splitting the engine case) they'd still be around today.Lwells wrote:I have the most hours in a 12-e Hiller and I loved that old machine for it was a workhorse and you could blow a cylinder off it and still had enough power to go somewhere and land safely full of fuel and maxed out. If your familiar with a german BO-105p twin engine copter we should have one in the hanger at Okeechobee before long and I'd be glad to pm you so you could come see it, maybe fly it when it gets here.
I'm not able to fly one any longer because of my health, but if I can I'd really like to see it. Thanks!
A 235ci 4 cylinder and a 350ci 6 cylinder. Just throwing that out there incase u were interested