On my plane they are square clamping blocks that span the front two "float" mounts. Nothing special. On my friend's C-model/Kitfox hybrid they are also square clamping blocks. The gear sweeps forward negating the need for the very odd looking mounts shown above. The current Grove website lists the Mk 4 Avid gear at $2519, complete. http://www.groveaircraft.com/landing_gear.html
Very happy with my equipment. ADSP in and out: Nothing. Until the market comes up with a reasonably priced solution that integrates with my current equipment, I'm not buying anything. I will avoid the airspace.
You and I are going to disagree again, I guess. Collins, like Graham, have made pretty speeches in support of Kavanaugh that I agree with and applaud. However both of them, in the larger picture, are political weathervanes. What ever is best for them, at that moment, is what they do. Complete RINOs and swamp creatures that, IMO, need to go. Murkowski and Flake are of the same cowardly stripe. Luckily Flake is tail lights.
Doug, we are parsing terminology while saying the same thing. I encourage everyone to watch that video. Classical Liberals are not the problem. Neither are true Democrats. It is the Left wing infiltration of extremism into those groups that is putting any political discourse into chaos (by design).
HKS quit the turbo motor a while back. I believe when they stopped importing them to North America a couple years ago. When importing resumed, there was no turbo option. I don't know if that engine is still produced in Japan. In the proper application, the HKS motors have a wonderful reputation, only hampered by their lack of power.
To the wider point, I agree that wringing out too much from an engine will hasten it's demise. I am very confident in my 105-ish horsepower, low compression, Zipper that I installed into my 1996 vintage 912UL. I have added a slipper clutch and 2.43 gear ratio which has improved it's performance further.
Also listed on that website is a brand new Rotax 912 iS Sport for $13,500. Link This website is bullcrap. Send them your money and see what you get. I've seen far more modded and stock Lyco-saurus engines fail than Rotax engines. To each their own.
A far better option for you would be to put an RX1 Yamaha engine on the plane. Much more doable installation in that airframe with higher horsepower.
There are true democrat and real Liberals out there, they are not the issue. It's the leftists that are the true problem. Democrats and liberals still love America and respect debate and discussion. Leftists are of the mob mentality and want to tear down the Constitution and our entire country.