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C-172R Air Plains 180HP 

Overview

Overview

The Air Plains 180 Engine upgrade on the 172R takes full advantage of the horsepower originally designed into the engine.
The new propeller allows the engine to turn 2700 RPM, the full value of your engine is utilized. Installation of an alternate air system enables positive control of the alternate air system in the event that induction ice or the filter is blocked by ice, or other foreign material. 

This simple upgrade pairs nicely when aircraft is down for engine overhaul. Approved for Cessna 172R aircraft 1996-2004 without the G1000.

Air Plains sales team and technical support provides assistance before the purchase all the way to your flying.

Powerplant

Powerplant

Air Plains upgrade kit utilizes the existing Lycoming IO-360-L2A engine. 

Powerplant  Lycoming IO-360
Engine Lycoming IO-360-L2A
Horsepower 180 HP 
Maximum RPM 2700 RPM
Approved Fuel 91/96 Avgas, 100LL

Propeller

Propeller  

Propeller McCauley 1A170E
Manufacturer McCauley
Model /JFA7658
Blades 2
Diameter 76 in.

Performance

Performance

The Air Plains 180 HP offers increased climb and cruise performance, along with the ability to increase your overall payload. Our upgrade flight tests have proven a 300-400 foot per minute increase in the rate of climb!

Performance  
Cruise Airspeed 130 KTAS
Rate of Climb (Sea Level) 800-1000 fpm
Take-Off Distance 960 feet
Gross Weight Increase (STC SA2196CE) GWI

Installation

Installation

There are a couple options to get Air Plains 180 horsepower in to your Cessna 172R. 

Option One: Complete kit shipped to your local mechanic. Installation requires about 8 hours. Expect minimal lead time of 1-2 weeks. 
This STC is EASA Approved

Option Two: Complete kit installed by Air Plains Services. With sufficient planning this install can be accomplished in one working day. 

Kit Accessories

Kit Accessories

Air Plains provides an all inclusive kit:

  • Engine replacement not required
  • New McCauley Propeller, Spacer and Bolts 
  • Propeller Logbook 
  • New Heated Induction Air box Duct and Control Cable
  • Tachometer 
  • Airspeed Indicator 
  • Installation hardware and clamp kit
  • Installation Instructions, Drawings and Flight manual Supplement
  • EASA Approved 

For current pricing please contact Air Plains, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 
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