OSHKOSH — Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) has received FAA certification on the first Full Authority Digital Electronic Controlled (FADEC) turbocharged engine — the TSIOF-550. The TSIOF550 joins the IOF240 and IOF550 in TCM’s growing line of certified, production FADEC engines.
“We developed and certified the Turbo FADEC 550 in response to requests from airframe manufacturers wanting a high horsepower engine offering mated with advanced electronic engine controls,” said Rhett Ross, president.
The certified TSIOF550 engine boasts a rating of 350 hp at 2,600 RPM and a 22,000 foot critical altitude. TCM’s PowerLink FADEC allows for single lever, electronic engine control, company officials noted. With the single lever, the pilot selects the power and the system automatically manages fuel to either “Best Power” or “Best Economy” depending on the pilot’s preference.
An experimental version of the TSIOF550 has been flying on the front of a Lancair IVP for over 550 hours. The TSIOF550 has enabled the IV to achieve economy cruise speeds of 255 kts while enjoying a 17.5 gal/hr fuel burn.
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