Air Plains Services specializes in engine upgrades for Cessna 172, 180, 182, and 182RG aircraft. Air Plains holds the STC to improve the useful load for 172D-R aircraft equipped with Air Plains 172XP-180HP. See options below. Air Plains’ gross weight increase STC SA2196CE is available for 172 D thru P and R aircraft equipped with engine upgrade STC SA4428SW.
172D thru L
Gross weight increase of 200 lbs available for aircraft equipped with Air Plains 180 Horsepower engine upgrade, STC SA4428SW. If not already in place, this requires a one-time installation of three stringers in the tailcone, flap limitation, airspeed indicator, placards, and 6 ply tires. A diagram of the stringer location is available upon request.
172 M, N Gross weight increase of 250 lbs available for aircraft equipped with Air Plains 180 Horsepower engine upgrade, STC SA4428SW.
172 P gross weight increase of 150 lbs available from 2400 lbs up to 2550 lbs gross weight.
Gross weight increase of 100 lbs is available for aircraft equipped with Air Plains 180 Horsepower upgrade, STC SA4428SW or SA10406SC.
Engine replacement not required.
172N Without STC SA4428SW(engine upgrade)
Keep the existing O-320-H2AD engine and improve the gross weight from 2300 to 2400 lbs.
Replace the O-320-H2AD with O-320-D2J, STC SA2714CE, and also receive 100 lbs useful load.
Gross weight increase of up to 150 lbs. This STC is offered by Troll Tune Corporation and requires no modifications. The useful load improvement pairs nicely with Air Plains 300 Horsepower engine upgrade, or can be installed during routine maintenance.
For more information, visit us at www.airplains.com
Call: 800-752-8481 or (outside the U.S.) +1-620-326-8904