C-172R Air Plains 180HP
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.
Air Plains upgrade kit utilizes the existing Lycoming IO-360-L2A engine.
|Maximum RPM||2700 RPM|
|Approved Fuel||91/96 Avgas, 100LL|
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!
|Cruise Airspeed||130 KTAS|
|Rate of Climb (Sea Level)||800-1000 fpm|
|Take-Off Distance||960 feet|
|Gross Weight Increase (STC SA2196CE)||GWI|
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.
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
- Airspeed Indicator
- Installation hardware and clamp kit
- Installation Instructions, Drawings and Flight manual Supplement
- EASA Approved
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