Wicks Aircraft Supply has added Power Flow Tuned Exhaust Systems for the Cessna Skyhawk and Cardinal to its list of products for GA aircraft.
Based on the same principles that have been used successfully on racing engines for more than 50 years, Power Flow’s system replaces a power-robbing stock exhaust unit with an FAA certified, performance enhancing asset. The Power Flow design enables the engine to breathe better and actually develop closer to its actual rated horsepower, providing performance results similar to installing a bigger engine, according to company officials.
Increases of 30 to 130 rpm are common, resulting in improved top speed of 3 to 7 knots, climb of 125-300 fpm and a decreased fuel burn of .7 to 2.2 gph at original cruise speeds. Service ceilings increase by up to 5,000 feet and the engines run smoother and cooler, officials add.
Each Tuned Exhaust System comes with a complete installation hardware kit and can be traded out with the original system in about half a day. The systems run from $3,725 to $4,425 and are available with the classic polished, short stack polished or short stack ceramic exhaust pipe.
In addition, Wicks offer the systems developed by Power Flow for the Piper PA-28 series, the Mooney M20 and Grumman AA-5 series.