Industry News

August 2013 Issue

Cessna Engine Upgrades: Wide Market Choice

You want more power? You got it. There’s a mod for virtually every model. We look at a cross-section of what’s available. As usual, there’s no free lunch.

No replacement for displacement. There’s no substitute for horsepower. The clichés have been stuck in your head for a few months. You own a single-engine Cessna and you want more performance, but you don’t want to buy more airplane. You want to know if you can drop more engine in your airframe, how much it will increase performance, what it will cost and whether you’ll get the investment back when you sell the airplane. We’ll walk you through the answers to those questions while providing a sampling of some of the amazing number of engine mods available for single-engine Cessnas. We’ll also discuss how to look at the cost-benefit evaluation of a conversion.

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