Why So Cranky?

by Phil Kennedy, SprintAero.
As published in Sport Flying Magazine, Autumn 2015.
SAA SP1961

STARTING OUR ENGINES and supplying enough power to allow us to do it again is the subject of much consternation among the light aircraft community.

We have three distinct groups within this community, each with its own issues with regard to this subject.

First is the good old “I can’t afford the weight of the system” group, closely followed by the stuck in the mud “we can’t change that ‘cause it was a hand-me-down from my grandpa’s grandpa …” group, and not forgetting the non-technical “I don’t understand the little electrons in the electron pipes” bunch to finish off.

To sort through these issues, let’s address the various technical challenges and changes in sequence.

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