Useful Load Options by Aircraft
Cessna 172 Gross Weight Increase
Air Plains gross weight increase STC SA2196CE available for Cessna 172 D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, P, and R.
Cessna 172 D thru L
172 D thru L
Gross weight increase of 200 lbs available for aircraft equipped with Air Plains 180 Horsepower engine upgrade, STC SA4428SW.
If not already in place, this requires a one-time installation of three stringers in the tailcone, flap limitation, airspeed indicator, placards, and 6 ply tires. A diagram of the stringer location is available upon request.
Cessna 172 M, N, P
172 M, N, P
172 M, N Gross weight increase of 250 lbs available for aircraft equipped with Air Plains 180 Horsepower engine upgrade, STC SA4428SW.
172 P gross weight increase of 150 lbs available from 2400 lbs up to 2550 lbs gross weight.
Cessna 172 R
Gross weight increase of 100 lbs is available for aircraft equipped with Air Plains 180 Horsepower upgrade, STC SA4428SW.
Engine replacement not required.
Cessna 172N without STC SA4428SW
172 N without STC SA4428SW
Keep the existing O-320-H2AD engine and improve the gross weight from 2300 to 2400 lbs.
Replace the O-320-H2AD with O-320-D2J, STC SA2714CE, and also receive 100 lbs useful load.
Cessna 182 Gross Weight Increase
182 P, Q
Gross weight increase of up to 150 lbs. This STC is offered by Troll Tune Corporation and requires no modifications. The useful load improvement pairs nicely with Air Plains 300 Horsepower engine upgrade, or can be installed during routine maintenance.
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