Are you ready for fuel injection? In this STC we offer a factory new IO-540-K1G5 engine capable of producing 300HP. This upgrade also solves the issue of the single housed magneto that is on your old engine.
Factory new Lycoming Engine
McCauley three blade propeller
Polished spinner assembly
New Engine isolator mounts with bolts
Manifold pressure/fuel flow gauge
Throttle mixture cable assemblies
All new fuel, oil lines and scat-hoses
Baffle mod components
New prop governor
Hardware, switches and clamp kit
STC Authorization, Drawings, and Installation Instructions
New Oil Cooler
Modification of existing exhaust system
Modification of existing engine mount
Battery relocated to tail-cone
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.
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.
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
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?
Our STC upgrade addresses one of the most critical design challenges of your current engine - The single housed magneto. Some of the issues are cams loosening, impulse couplings failing and magneto movement. All these failure modes result in either a drastic reduction of power or complete failure of the engine.
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 Kit
Installed at our Facilities
One flat fee
Use our Know-How
2 to 3 weeks Turn Time
Install at your FBO
Purchase Complete Kit
Installed by your mechanic
Instructions and Drawings
Tech Support provided
NOT READY FOR 300HP?
Try our 260 HP upgrade instead on the R182
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.