The principal designer of PA-1 is an aviation enthusiast and a seasoned pilot himself who enjoys flying his own STXL & RX-7 crisscross the skies of the mountainous island of Taiwan. He has flown numerous times over the towering peaks of 3000 to 4000 meters of elevation in the beautiful mountain ranges in central Taiwan.
From his own experience of flying and in routine maintenance of light-sport aircrafts, he has a personal appreciation for the value that economic, easy-to-operate and yet reliable engines for these aircrafts could bring. After thorough evaluations of the capabilities of the supplier base in Taiwan, he commenced his design career focusing on light aircraft engines - from the perspective of a pilot, putting special deliberations across a full range of key aspects of an engine, such as easy-to-install, easy-to-start, easy-to-operate, ease of maintenance, power output, propeller characteristics, compatibility and reliability as well as component availability.
After a comprehensive design process spanning 10 years, the first prototype was completed in the Spring of 2019, and will debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in the Summer of 2019.
We are confident that the birth of this new engine will bring exciting possibilities to making flying easier, safer, and more enjoyable.