Choosing Your Engine

Choosing Your EngineObviously, an aircraft is made up of many different parts. And just like a car, your aircraft can be improved or modified as needed – or as desired. The engine is the primary aspect of operation, and it’s important to have the best possible engine for your aircraft. While regular maintenance and care from a certified mechanic will keep your engine working properly for years, there may come a time when you want or need an upgrade. And when that happens, you’ll need to find the right engine for your aircraft. There are a few different things you’ll want to take a look at when choosing your engine to ensure you find the best one for your situation.

First, you’ll need to figure out what type of engine you need. At Covington Aircraft, we stand by the radial and turbine models of engines thanks to their excellent performance, reliability, and relative ease of repair and maintenance. Each type of engine will have its own pros and cons, and it’s important to take a look at each and determine the one that works best for you.

Price is something that you’ll want to consider as well, but it’s important that you understand that paying a slight amount more for an engine that offers more is usually worth it. You can find very fair prices on very good engines, and going with a budget engine with a price that seems incredibly low could actually come with some very real problems.

You’ll also have to ensure that the engines will actually work for your plane. Aircrafts are very complex machines, and things like weight and thrust will directly influence their performance. In some cases, certain engines simply won’t work on certain planes due to different restrictions. You’ll want to take a few minutes to consider this, and if you’re unsure as to whether or not an engine will work for your plane, talk to an expert.

Here at Covington, we can answer all of your questions about which engines will work best for your plane and which ones may not work at all. We’ll also help you understand more about why a certain engine may be the best choice for you. Whether you need an upgrade or are in need of a replacement for your existing engine, don’t hesitate to contact us today to find out more about the engine that works best for you.

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