...And Firewall-Forward Support

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The engine by itself is of very little value without firewall-forward support, Nearhoof said. Innodyn had been working with Rivers Aeronautical, of Greenville, S.C., to develop firewall-forward kits, but announced last month that it will provide that support in-house instead. "Innodyn believes that they can supply the kits to the consumer at a more affordable price and Rivers Aero supports them in their endeavor," Rivers says at its Web site, and Nearhoof confirmed that. He said Innodyn is trying to meet a price target of $6,000 to $7,000 for the kits, though it will vary depending on the airframe. That doesn't include a prop. Nearhoof said kits and support will be in place by the time deliveries start.