Tue, Jan 04, 2005
Power Flow Systems, manufacturers of the Power Flow Tuned
Exhaust, has received FAA approval for an STC that increases the
gross weight of the C172N model with the 0-320 engines. The only
requirement is installing a cowl cooling lip and limiting flap
travel to 30 degrees.
With the additional 100 pounds, owners can plan on taking an
additional 15 gallons of fuel, or an extra passenger or additional
In its original configuration, the STC would have required
relocation of the oil cooler, with about $1,500 worth of compliance
costs, but all that has been eliminated with the revised STC.
"You do not have to install a Power Flow Exhaust System to comply
with the STC," said General Manager Darren Tilman. "However, doing
so, would certainly enhance the performance of the popular N model.
With the gross weight increase the C172N is now comparable with the
The cost of the gross weight increase STC is $300.
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