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C-182RG Air Plains 300HP 

Overview

Overview

Full power, Hold on, Gear-Up and Go! Your Skylane RG equipped with a 300 HP Lycoming IO-540 engine provides the climb, cruise performance and smoothness that others can only dream about. Increase your cruise to 167 - 170 knots. Improve your rate of climb by 30%. Enjoy proven reliability of the Lycoming IO-540 engine coupled with a 3 blade Hartzell propeller. We believe you will be flying the best blend of aircraft and engine available today.

Air Plains will help you achieve the performance you always dreamed you had available. All kit parts are manufactured at our facilities, where we maintain close control on fabrication and production. Parts are FAA-PMA approved in order to ensure that you will receive the best quality and most complete conversion kit.

Once you feel the extra power available and the quality of our product the only thing you will wish for is that you had done the upgrade sooner. Air Plains sales team and tech support staff is committed to you providing help during the purchase all the way to your flying. 

Powerplant

Powerplant

The Skylane RG currently has an 0-540 Lycoming engine installed, that by design is not capable of developing 300 horsepower. The cylinder and air induction system designs are not capable of achieving per cylinder horsepower required. Lycoming developed the IO-540-K1G5 engine to produce 50 HP per cylinder. The cylinders are designed to provide efficient air flow. Couple that with an air induction system that is tuned to match the cylinders and you have an engine that is capable of a full 300 HP with no restrictions.

The fuel injection system provides an even distribution of fuel to all cylinders. Even distribution means a smoother and more efficient engine. By nature a fuel injected engine is not prone to induction icing. As an added safety feature we provide an alternate air control that can be operated by the pilot in the event of ice, rain or any foreign material blocks in the induction system. Two separate magnetos provide a fully redundant ignition system. No more two mags in one housing, and no more 500 hour inspection of the impulse coupling. The Skylane RG / 300 HP with two unison (Slick) mags utilize a shower of sparks to provide that extra "UMPPHH" needed during start. All of this combines to create an airplane which has the power and performance to haul what you want, at the speed you want.

Powerplant Lycoming IO-540 Engine
Manufacturer Lycoming
Engine Model -K1A5 or -K1G5
Horsepower 300 HP
Maximum RPM 2700 rpm
Time Between Overhauls 2000 hrs
Fuel Consumption (2500 RPM) 15-17 GPH

Propeller

Propeller

All propellers have been matched to provide the best combination of airframe and powerplant.

Propeller Hartzell HC-C3YR-1RF Hartzell HC-C3YR-1RF
Manufacturer Hartzell Hartzell
Model /8468A /8468AB-6R
Engine Model IO-540-K1A5 or K1G5 IO-540-K1A5 or K1G5
Blades 3 3
Diameter Max. 80 80
Diameter Min. 78 78
Pitch Range 12-31 12-31

Performance

Performance

Enjoy proven reliability of the Lycoming IO-540 engine coupled with a 3 blade Hartzell propeller. You will fly the best blend of aircraft and power available today.

Skylane RG 300 HP Performance
IO-540-K1A5 IO-540-K1G5
Cruise Airspeed 167-170 KTAS 167-170 KTAS
Rate of Climb (Sea Level) 1450 feet 1450 feet
Service Ceiling 24,000 Feet 24,000 Feet
Take-Off Distance 680 Feet 680 Feet

adobe pdf icon182 RG True Airspeed Vs. % Power Chart

adobe pdf icon235 Horsepower Vs. 300 Horsepower Comparison Chart

Installation

Installation

The upgrade consists of installing a NEW Lycoming IO-540-K1G5 engine and New Hartzell 3 blade propeller. The most noticeable change in the outside of the aircraft is the appearance of the 3 blade propeller. At this time, we do not offer a ship-out kit on this conversion.

  • Nose gear doors are modified slightly to provide clearance in the wheel well.
  • Fuel system is changed to install two reservoir tanks below the floor boards
  • Electric fuel pump is changed and relocated.
  • Instrument changes involve replacement of the existing manifold pressure gauge with a combination manifold pressure / fuel gauge.

Following Installation, a flight test and final inspection are performed. The aircraft is weighted, washed and prepared for delivery.

Kit Accessories

Kit Accessories

  • New engine isolator mounts
  • New Throttle and mixture control cables
  • Installation Hardware
  • Electric Fuel pump
  • New Fuel and Oil Lines
  • New Starter
  • New Alternator
  • Oil Cooler
  • Manifold and fuel Pressure gauge
  • Modification of Exhaust System
  • Modification of Your Engine Mount
  • Propeller Dynamically Balanced
  • Battery Relocated to Aircraft Tail Cone
 
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ENGINE UPGRADE
CALL 1.800.752.8481 or CONTACT US