Industry News

December, 2006 Issue

Diesel Skyhawk: Conversions Hit the U.S.

At $50,000, they’re three times the cost of a Lycoming overhaul. But fuel economy and durability may tip the scales.

From a distance, N73FR looks like any other 20-something-year-old Skyhawk. Upon closer inspection, the differences loom large. What’s a constant-speed, three-blade prop doing on a 172?

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