Supercharger Redux: Not for Everyone

Bolt-on supercharging boosts aircraft performance at a price of dealing with extra heat. If you aren't regularly flying high, it may not be for you.

In our May issue we reported on the supercharger STC offered by Forced Aeromotive Technologies ( It is a belt-driven (off of the accessory case) air compressor system that allows the engine to develop sea-level horsepower up to 7000 feet and 75 percent power as high as 12,000 feet. It’s offered for most Cessna 182s, […]
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