The mighty Cessna 172 is a true warrior! It is the safest and most forgiving aircraft ever built to date and a great companion for all your flying adventures. A great airplane deserves a great engine and that is why we decided to pair it with a Factory New Lycoming O-360 engine delivering 180 horsepower of pure power. This combination of airframe and engine is guaranteed to add more excitement and flexibility to your flying, and if nothing else, it will simply make you a super-hero.
Our conversion will increase your cruise airspeed, climb-rate and payload capability. 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 taste the extra power available and the quality of our product the only thing you will wish for is that you had done the conversion sooner. We are always committed to you, providing help during your purchase all the way to your flying.
All engine conversions include the installation of a Factory New Lycoming O-360 engine rated at 180 Horsepower. Engine includes slick magnetos, wiring harness, spark plugs, carburetor, ring-gear, starter and alternator.
The Lycoming O-360 series engines are four-cylinder, direct-drive, horizontally opposed, air-cooled models. The cylinders are of conventional air-cooled construction with heads made from an aluminum-alloy casting and a fully machined combustion chamber. Rocker-shaft bearing supports are cast integral with the head, along with housings to form the rocker boxes. The cylinder barrels have deep integral cooling fins, and the inside of the barrels are ground and honed to a specified finish.
|Powerplant||Lycoming O-360 Engine|
|Engine Model||O-360-A2F, A3A, A4A, A4M, A4N|
|Maximum RPM||2700 rpm|
|Time Between Overhauls||2000 hrs|
|Fuel Consumption (2500 RPM)||8.5-10.3 GPH|
|Approved Fuel||91/96 Avgas, 100LL Avgas|
All propellers have been matched to provide the best combination of airframe and powerplant. Propeller blades with different pitch rage are available if your goal is to achieve an optimal cruise speed or climb rate.
|Propeller||McCauley 1A170||Sensenich 76EM8S|
|Model||/JFA-7658 or /CFA-7660||14-0-60 or -0-60|
|Engine Model||A2F, A3A||A4A, A4M|
The Air Plains 180 HP offers substantially increased climb and cruise performance, along with the ability to increase your overall payload. Our conversion flight tests have proven a 15 -20 mile per hour increase in cruise speed, and a 300-400 foot per minute increase in the rate of climb.
|APS 180 HP Performance
|Cruise Airspeed||150+ mph|
|Rate of Climb (Sea Level)||800-1000 fpm|
|Take-Off Distance||960 feet|
|Gross Weight Increase (STC SA2196CE)||GWI|
Whether installed here at our facility or shipped to your local shop for installation, your Air Plains 180 Horsepower engine conversion will be delivered as an all-encompassing kit. Installation instructions, blueprints, and continued airworthiness manual safeguard the procedures and standards for installation and maintenance of your new conversion...no matter where you choose to have your conversion installed.
Kitting on the Cessna 172 STC for Air Plains 180 HP changes slightly on every model aircraft to accommodate changes in the original airframe design.