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Old 01-01-2021, 11:15 PM
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Default Engine build school pictures IO-360

If you ever were wondering if it would be worth it to attend a build school to assemble your new engine the answer is Yes. And why not, you are building your plane. These pics are from 2019, but I always thought of posting so others can see the parts that make up an aircraft engine. This engine build is a Superior IO-360 from Aerosport Power. Darren was excellent.

I hope you find it as interesting as I did. No matter what engine you are purchasing you should find out if a builder school is offered.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xit2wd8jx...9yVA_v6wa?dl=0
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Old 01-01-2021, 11:38 PM
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How long does it take?

Are there optional steps you can take if you want to do something different?
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:02 AM
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I can't speak for Aerosport Power, but I did Superior's school years ago and I'd suspect it wouldn't be too different. Spent 5 days, including some classroom time and the last day was a short day. When I arrived, my engine was parts on two wheeled wire shelves. When I was done, the shelves were empty and the engine was on stand. They did run-in after I left and shipped it the next week.

The cases were painted as I had requested and the build included the fuel injection and mag drive covers and spark plug inserts because I was going with LSE ignitions. They also had a jig and drilled the flywheel for the magnets for the LSE ignitions. I'd bet that any build school could handle your engine options with no problem.
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:17 AM
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Default Build School

I went through all the pictures. Excellent post, thanks for that.
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:32 AM
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I’m scheduled for build school for my IO-540 with Darren in April.
We shall see if it happens though given the state of the border etc..
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Old 01-02-2021, 09:35 AM
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emsvitil...I flew in on a Monday and returned home on Friday. I probably could have left a day early but I wanted to see my engine start and come to life for the first time. The engine gets built within a few days, but you can see that there is a lot of work to get the correct parts ready and on the table before I arrived. The only alternative option I know of is to take the 4 hour Lycoming engine class in OSH. Other may be able to comment on alternatives.

flion...A good friend also took the Superior build school and he said it was great. I think you are correct about build schools being able to handle engine options. I just thought to share the pictures an let other builders see what is inside our engines. Maybe others can share their build school experience.

edclee....Glad you liked it.

AdamB...You will like it when you get to the shop. Hope it does not get canceled. They made me feel like a visiting family member and they let me explore the shop to check out all the other cool engine operations going on there. That part I really liked.
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:35 PM
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Great post. Thanks for sharing all of the pictures and your experience. That is definitely on my list of must-do's.

I exchanged emails with Aerosport Power today. They haven't done a build school since March and don't know when they will begin again. Pandemic.
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Old 01-09-2021, 07:06 AM
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Default Build school pics

Pics were great! Thanks for sharing them. Iíve had good experiences with the guys at Aerosport, but did not do the build school..... wish I had after seeing your pics.

I have attended the Lycoming tear down & assembly workshops at Osh, and they are very well done and worth the time, but itís hard to match assembling your own engine and then bringing it home with you......
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Old 01-09-2021, 09:37 AM
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Nice photos !!

I was scheduled at the Aerosport Power build school in May 2020 for my engine.
It was cancelled because of COVID.


Darren has kindly offered to re-schedule me when they'll be able to have customers in their shop.


I'm looking forward to that of course!!!
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Old 01-11-2021, 01:28 PM
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What type of case sealant is being used in the photos?
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