Your Cessna 180 Skywagon has it all: lots of ramp appeal, a great owner, and plenty of versatility. Why not get equipped with exceptional performance? Give your airplane the gift it has been dreaming for years... The full joy of Air Plains 300 Horsepower. Cruise at 180+ mph speeds and climb faster then a home-sick angel.
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.
Flying with the confidence that your aircraft can perform with no "hiccups" in and out of short fields at high density altitude is a feeling that every pilot should posses when it comes to your safety and the safety of your passengers.
The IO-520-D engine generates 300 horsepower at an RPM of 2850, which is allowed for 5 minute intervals. On take off, at full throttle, 300 horsepower are available for five minutes, then a power change is made to bring the engine back to 285 horsepower (maximum continuous horsepower).
The IO-550-D engine generates 300 horsepower at 2700 rpm, and has no limitations. The basic difference between the IO-520 engine and the IO-550 engine is the stroke of the piston within the cylinder. The 550, being longer thus creating more cubic inches, and the 300 sustainable horsepower creates increased torque.
|Horsepower*||285 HP||300 HP|
|Maximum RPM||2850 rpm||2700 rpm|
|Time Between Overhauls||1900 hrs||1900 hrs|
|Fuel Consumption||15-16 GPH||17-18 GPH|
|* maximum continuous HP|
All propellers have been matched to provide the best combination of airframe and powerplant.
|Model||/F7691 or /F8468A()-6R||401/90DFA-10|
|Engine Model||IO-520-D | IO-550-D||IO-520-D | IO-550-D|
|Pitch Range||14.5-32 | 13-32||13.2-31|
Other options of propeller STCs are available for this aircraft in the Propeller Conversion section.
The Air Plains 300 HP offers substantially increased climb and cruise performance.
|APS 300 HP Performance
|Cruise Airspeed||175-180 mph||180-185 mph|
|Rate of Climb (S.L)||1400-1500 fpm||1700-1800 fpm
|Service Ceiling||24,000 feet||24,000 feet|
Kitting on the Skywagon Air Plains 300 HP changes slightly on every model aircraft to accommodate changes in the original airframe design.