Cessna 182

300 HP

156 Ktas

Cruise Speed

1750 fpm

Climb Rate

450 ft.

Take-Off Distance

24,000 ft.

Service Ceiling

1900 hrs

TBO

3100 lbs

Gross Weight

P and Q Models

17%

Cruise Speed

68%

Climb Rate

-33%

Take-Off Roll

27%

Service Ceiling

26%

TBO

Performance Increase

Powerplant

IO-550-D

IO-520-D

Horsepower

300 HP

285 HP

Max. RPM

2700 RPM

2800 RPM

Compres. Ratio

8.5:1

8.5:1

Fuel Consumption

75% Power

17-18 GPH

15-16 GPH

Powerplant

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

  • Fuel Pump

  • 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

  • Check valve 

  • All new fuel and oil lines and scat-hoses

  • Baffle mod components 

  • New prop governor

  • Placards 

  • Hardware, switches and clamp kit 

  • STC Authorization, Drawings, and Installation Instructions 

Optional: New Seaplanes West engine mount 
 

Contact us today for current pricing and availability!​

Complete Kit

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. 

Gross Weight

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. 

Propeller

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.

Diameter:

77-78

Engines:

IO-520

IO-550

Model:

Hartzell

PHC-L3YF-1RF

/F7691

Diameter:

80-82

Engines:

IO-520

IO-550

Model:

McCauley

D3A34C401

/90DFA

Diameter:

80

Engine:

-

IO-550

Model:

Hartzell

PHC-L3Y1F-1N

/NG8301-5

Fly at 20 In. Hg. and set a comfortable cruise

2400 RPM

155 KTAS

Develop more power at altitude 

14.6 GPH

Rich of peak operation at 10,500 feet

20 In. Hg.

Manifold Pressure

Propeller Speed

2400 RPM

True Airspeed

155 KTAS

14.6 GPH

True Airspeed

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.

Installation

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?​​​

Option 1

Install at Air Plains

  • Purchase Complete STC Kit

  • Engine provided

  • Installed at our facilities

  • One flat fee

  • Use our Know-How

  • 3 to 4 weeks turn time

Option 2

Install at your FBO

  • Purchase Complete Kit

  • Installed by your mechanic

  • Complete Hardware

  • Instructions and Drawings

  • Tech Support provided

Fly above the terrain and get there faster
Take advantage of true airspeed at altitude 
Climb to new heights and find the tailwind

Mr. Popular

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.

EGT

WELLINGTON, KS

SUNDAY 03-APR-2022

07:54AM CDT

LAL

LAKELAND, FL

SUNDAY 03-APR-2022

03:07PM EDT

6h 13m total travel time

Fly non-stop to arrive on time at the destination

6:13 min

1,119 mi

Cover some ground really fast in cooler air

186 mph

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. 

Accessories

Electronic Ignition

Engine Monitor

Aircraft Interior

Engine

Pre-Heater

Avionics

Upgrades

Auxiliary

Tanks

Customer Focus

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.

Air Plains Vs. OEM

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