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Fri, Mar 07, 2008

Aero-TV Checks Out The Newer Lighter Continental O-200D

25 Pounds Lighter... and Whole Lot More!

While Cessna's C-162 SkyCatcher was first shown to the public as a Rotax powered vehicle, the ultimate powerplant selection by Cessna dictated that the front end be filled by a powerplant well-known to Cessna flyers the world over -- the Teledyne Continental O-200... and not just any O-200, but a new variant, this one lighter and updated to current needs, called the O-200D. 

The Proof-Of-Concept bird first flew with a 100-hp Continental O-200 engine on Aug. 17, 2007, just a few days aftwer the final configuration was unveiled to the world on the grounds of Oshkosh. Cessna explained that the TCM O-200D was selected due to perceived "advantages in operations, warranty and maintenance." 

The Teledyne Continental Motors O-200D is an aircooled, horizontally opposed, four cylinder, naturally aspirated, spark ignited, four stroke, direct drive engine incorporating a wet sump, updraft intake, carburetor, and down draft tuned exhaust system.

The engine is designed with the capability to operate on 100LL aviation fuel, has been lightened by some 25 pounds over previous iterations, and has a maximum continuous rating of 100 hp at 2800 RPM with a compression ratio of 8.5:1.

The time between overhaul is 2000 hours or 12 years, whichever occurs first. Expected fuel efficiency will enable the SkyCatcher to achieve an average fuel consumption of less than six gallons per hour. The Cessna installation will drive a two-bladed fixed-pitch composite propeller.

Aero-TV Checks Out The NEW Continental O-200D!!!

About Aero-TV: It's DEFINITELY Show Time!!!!

OK, folks, here we go... we are NOW initiating the first feature programming series for Aero-TV... we're going to take it slow, but we're also going to try and be steady about this. DO UNDERSTAND that this is the most complex media program we've ever undertaken and what you're seeing is just the tip of the iceberg... but from here on out, we will be doing our best to educate, inform, and entertain YOU about all aspects of the exciting worlds of aviation and aerospace. 

If you've been an observer of the media and associated media industries over the last few years, it's not hard to mistake the fact that a massive revolution is taking place. Old sources for news and information are falling by the wayside, having to change their modus operandi or risk obsolescence (or extinction). Electronic media and print media are both under the assault of progress, and the online world has been a cornerstone for revolutionary change.

We've been ready to go for a while, but to be honest, there's so much more to this program than we've alluded to, and so we've been building and planning a massive new organization within ANN. That said, we're hiring talented new people as fast as we can find them (a far more difficult task than we had imagined -- REALLY good people are hard to find), and we're brainstorming at speeds that would make a deorbiting Space Shuttle feel like a slug. Suffice it to say that we wanted to do this right, rather than right-now, and that the development of this program has been the most carefully pursued undertaking we've ever undertaken. 

E-I-C Note: The complete feature shown above is embedded in this story, with most of the slick and useful functionality otherwise available on the main Aero-TV site (which will be upgraded aggressively over the next few weeks). The ability to embed a video on another web page is but one of the hundreds of amazing little features that we've worked hard on, for many months now, to implement in different phases of the initial release of Aero-TV. It is, BY NO MEANS, the only way to enjoy unaltered Aero-TV programming on other parts of the web... as we have extensive plans for future functionality, but this feature allows those with an interest in a specific Aero-TV News or Feature program to embed it on a different web site, though we must note that we reserve the right to forbid such use for those sites or purposes that we do not feel fit in with the proper mission of the Aero-News Network, Inc.  

Webmasters or Administrators of well-trafficked aviation or aerospace related sites, are welcome to contact the Publisher to start conversations on how they may be able to leverage some of the immense power of Aero-TV programming for their sites and constituency by clicking the I Want Aero-TV For MY Website! link.

Coming Soon!

Aero-TV Shows You How To Build A Glasair Sportsman 2+2 in RECORD TIME, Covers The Unveiling of Eurocopter's EC-175, Sees Some AMAZING Flying At E-Fest!!!, Flies The Piper Matrix, Gets A Briefing On Sikorsky's AMAZING X2 Program, Hears What's Hot At Blue Mountain Avionics, Gets Some GREAT Rotax Lessons, More On Gobosh--This Time, Though, On the NEW G800!, Checks Out More "HIGH" Tech at I/ITSEC 2007, Hears From AOPA On Critical Aviation Issues, Spills Some Juicy (and HIGHLY Detailed) Cirrus G3 Info, Catches Up On ALL Things SkyCatcher, Scores A BUNCH of LSA Reports, and SO MUCH MORE!!!!! Do NOT Miss Them!

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