Continental IO-520, IO-550

Updated: 7 days ago

The benefits and increased performance offered for the Cessna 180 and 182 aircraft by either the Continental IO-520-D engine or the IO-550-D engine are impressive, with a few differences.


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 2,700 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 300 sustainable horsepower through increased torque.


Both the IO-520 and 550 engine is fuel injected, equipped with a new starter, Bendix 1200 series magentos, harness and plugs, heavy duty non-congealing oil cooler, high capacity oil pump, VAR crankshaft, Heavy crankcase (7th Stud), integral oil filter and Continental Warranty.

Powerplant

IO-520-D

IO-550-D

Manufacturer

Continental

Continental

Horsepower

285HP

300HP

Maximum RPM

2850 RPM

2700 RPM

Time Between Overhauls

1900 HRS

1900 HRS

Fuel Consumption*

15-16 GPH

17-18 GPH

*75% Power at 5,000 FT


 

For more information on engine upgrades contact Air Plains today. Phone: 1-800-752-8481

Email: Sales@airplains.com



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