In 1990 when I was flying in the Gulf of Mexico PHI had some A-Star helicopters with the Lycoming LT-101 engine but at the time they had high failure rates so we started to call them "Falling-Stars"!
The LT-101 engines have matured into a reliable engine and are now make by Honeywell.
I am very well aware of that. Have you forgotten I have been in aviation my whole life? My father was a Master Army Aviator. My father-in-law was a Master Army Aviation Crewman and crewed L-5 Stinson Sentinels during WWII, L-19s in the Korean War and C-7 Caribous in Vietnam!!!<quoted text>
Lycomings had been installed in the Alouettes at the insistence of U.S. military. They failed. They were replaced by French engines. That was over 25 yrs ago and I believe they are still flying. Same for the Falcons.
And Lycoming sold it's gas-turbine engines to Honeywell DECADES ago!!! Just as Allison (General Motors) sold it's gas-turbines engines to Rolls Royce!!!
I was not born yesterday!!!
I do not claim to be a brain surgeon but on this forum I am the aviation expert!!!
Oh, do you know who is making Franklin aircraft engines? POLAND!!! The original engines for the OH-13 (Korean War MASH helicopters) where Franklins!!! The OH-13s did not switch to the Lycoming engines until the late 1950s that on the H-model OH-13 that they switched to the Lycoming engines!!!
Oh, the Tucker car used ..... Franklin engines!!!