Aircraft Review

November 2016 Issue

Speed Mods: Bucks for Knots

Face it, speed costs money. Nevertheless, we surveyed the speed mod world and found some that will make your airplane faster without costing a fortune.

While experience has taught us that there’s no free lunch in aviation, especially when speed is involved, we wanted to know if there were any ways to make our airplanes faster without having to spend cubic bucks. We surveyed the speed mod market—it’s vast—and found that while there are some high-dollar mods out there, it may be possible to up the cruise speed and climb rate of your airplane by 5 to 10 percent without going broke. Here’s what we found.

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