P and Q Models
Factory rebuilt, zero time Continental IO-550-D engine equipped with Bendix Mags, wiring harness, spark plugs, non-congealing oil cooler, fuel injection, high capacity oil pump with integral oil filter adapter. New logbook and factory warranty.
Why fuel injection?
Anytime an engine generates more than 260 HP we believe that fuel injection provides the needed even fuel distribution on each cylinder to make your flying worry free. You will achieve more predictable CHTs and EGTs and enjoy a smoother ride with reduced vibration. This minimizes premature component failure. Did we mention 0% carburetor ice issues?
Fuel reservoir tank, accessories and installation hardware
Two or Three Blade Propeller
Polished spinner assembly
Engine isolator mounts with bolts
Manifold pressure/fuel flow gauge(if no primary EDM)
Throttle mixture cable assemblies
All new fuel and oil lines and scat-hoses
Baffle mod components
New prop governor
Hardware, switches and clamp kit
STC Authorization, Drawings, and Installation Instructions
Optional: New Seaplanes West engine mount
We provide an all-encompassing kit during the upgrade. We like to call it a NEW firewall forward upgrade. Our goal is to provide all the hardware needed to complete the installation with ease.
Trolltune Corporation offers STC SA03608AT which allows Cessna 182 models P and Q to increase useful load 150 to 160 pounds in most cases.
If you want to get there faster you can carry an additional 25 gallons of fuel by taking advante of auxiliary fuel tanks
Pack your extra bag for the trip and stay within the envelope of the weight and balance.
All propellers have been matched to provide the best combination of airframe and powerplant thru flight test and vibration analysis. We offer several propeller STCs to make each aircraft unique.
Fly at 20 In. Hg. and set a comfortable cruise
Develop more power at altitude
Rich of peak operation at 10,500 feet
20 In. Hg.
Just Go Fast
Power. Speed. Endurance. Agility. Range. All of these terms add up to a more enjoyable experience for you as a pilot. You fly because you love it... we know because we fly, too.
With Air Plains there are a few options to get 180 horsepower into your Skyhawk. We do not sell the "STC Paperwork" only because we believe that the kit parts that we offer with the engine upgrade is the "secret sauce" to a complete, safe and successful installation. We have added several more parts over the 40 years with our continual engineering. Our goal is to make the installer's job as easy as possible. Installation instructions and blueprints safeguard the procedures and standards for installation and maintenance of your new engine... no matter where you choose to have it installed. Did you know that in the state of Kansas there is no sales tax on aircraft maintenance or modification?
Install at Air Plains
Purchase Complete STC Kit
Installed at our facilities
One flat fee
Use our Know-How
3 to 4 weeks turn time
Install at your FBO
Purchase Complete Kit
Installed by your mechanic
Instructions and Drawings
Tech Support provided
Besides customer satisfaction, one of our main goals is to provide continual airworthiness for your aircraft. We are never done adding more features to the upgrade kit. This is why we fabricate our FAA-PMA parts in-house. We are able to reduce cost significantly to save you more money and provide a product that meets our kit quality standards. We are here to provide future support in your maintenance. Visit our online store to find STC products and FAA-PMA parts.
OEM Vs. Air Plains
Fly above the terrain and get there faster
Take advantage of true airspeed at altitude
Climb to new heights and find the tailwind
Like a swiss army pocket knife, many consider the Cessna 182 the best all-around general aviation airplane. That is why we offer several upgrades to make you even more unique. With 300 HP you will fly the best go-anywhere and do-anything aircraft ever made. Achieve better true airspeed, fly higher above the terrain and get to cruise altitude faster with Air Plains power.
Go the Distance
Stretch your reach in every direction, and give your aircraft the power it needs to fly faster and farther than it ever has before. If you desire running Lean of Peak (LOP) our fuel injected engine paired with an engine monitor is the prefect combination to stretch your range.
6h 13m total travel time
Fly non-stop to arrive on time at the destination
Cover some ground really fast in cooler air
Find the tailwind and enjoy the journey even more
We offer several products that will enhance your aircraft and add more pleasure to your flying. During an engine upgrade we are able to install other products and accessories efficiently since we start with a clean slate.