The mighty Cessna 172 is a true warrior! It is the safest and most forgiving aircraft ever built to date and a great companion for all your flying adventures. Converting your Cessna to 180 horsepower is a very simple installation. Our Cessna 172R STC installation kit will let you you to take advantage of the original design of your engine by allowing your it to turn more RPM with a different induction system and propeller. This combination of airframe and engine is guaranteed to add more excitement and flexibility to your flying, and if nothing else, it will simply make you a super-hero.
Our conversion will increase your cruise airspeed, climb-rate and payload capability. Air Plains will help you achieve the performance you always dreamed you had available. All kit parts are manufactured at our facilities, where we maintain close control on fabrication and production. Parts are FAA-PMA approved in order to ensure that you will receive the best quality and most complete conversion kit.
Once you taste the extra power available and the quality of our product the only thing you will wish for is that you had done the conversion sooner. We are always committed to you, providing help during your purchase all the way to your flying.
Air Plains conversion will utilize your existing engine IO-360-L2A with our STC SA4428SW.
|Powerplant||Lycoming IO-360 Engine|
|Maximum RPM||2700 rpm|
|Time Between Overhauls||2000 hrs|
|Fuel Consumption (2500 RPM)||-|
|Approved Fuel||91/96 Avgas, 100LL Avgas|
All propellers have been matched to provide the best combination of airframe and powerplant. Propeller blades with different pitch rage are available if your goal is to achieve an optimal cruise speed or climb rate.
|Propeller||McCauley 1A170||McCauley 1A170|
The Air Plains 180 HP offers substantially increased climb and cruise performance, along with the ability to increase your overall payload. Our conversion flight tests have proven a 15 -20 mile per hour increase in cruise speed, and a 300-400 foot per minute increase in the rate of climb.
|APS 180 HP Performance
|Cruise Airspeed||130 KTAS|
|Rate of Climb (Sea Level)||800-1000 fpm|
|Take-Off Distance||960 feet|
|Gross Weight Increase (STC SA2196CE)||GWI|
Installation of our Engine upgrade and GWI Kit requires only about 8 hours. Aircraft downtime is at minimum.
The Air Plains 180 Engine upgrade on the 172R will let you to take advantage of the horsepower originally designed for the engine. By allowing the engine to turn 2700 RPM, the full value of your engine is utilized. Installation of an alternate air system enables positive control of the alternate air system in the event that induction ice or the filter is blocked by ice, or other foreign material.
Kitting on the Air Plains 180 HP changes slightly on every model aircraft to accommodate changes in the original airframe design.