Power Flow Systems has received FAA approval for the tuned exhaust system it developed for the Cessna Cardinal RG.
Flight tests revealed that Cardinal RGs can expect a 3 to 7 knot increase in cruise speed, up to 20% improvement in rate of climb, and fuel savings of up to 1.5 gph at normal cruise settings, according to officials with the Daytona Beach-based company. The service ceiling of the Cardinal increases by 2,000 to 5,000 feet. It does all this without any modifications to the cowl, officials add.
A tuned exhaust system was developed for the fixed gear Cardinal several years ago. The tuned exhaust provides for better evacuation of gases after firing. That in turn allows a higher volume of fuel/air mixture into the cylinder, making the firing action more powerful. With more air passing through the engine, it runs cooler and more efficiently.
Pricing begins at $5,400 and there is a 60-day money back guarantee. New orders will begin shipping in July.
For more information: 386-253-8833 or PowerflowSystems.com