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SUPER EAGLE ENGINE CONVERSION QUESTIONS
LANDING GEAR QUESTIONS
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SUPER EAGLE ENGINE Q&A Q: What aircraft can the SUPER EAGLE conversion be installed in?
At the present time we have STC's for SUPER EAGLE installations in all Cessna 180, 180A through 180K models and the Cessna 182, 182A through 182R models.
Q: How much additional horsepower does the SUPER EAGLE give me?
The SUPER EAGLE produces up to 45 additional horsepower over a stock 230 hp Continental O-470.
Q: What is the cost of a SUPER EAGLE conversion, and how does it compare to the cost of a factory remanufactured engine?
There are dozens of variables that can affect the final cost of an engine overhaul. Most of these have to do with what engine you start with, it's condition and the condition of the external accessories on the engine. For a firm price on your particular SUPER EAGLE conversion please contact us.
A SUPER EAGLE engine will cost slightly more than a factory reman. However, the actual cost on a per hour basis can be lower as the the recommended TBO on the SUPER EAGLE can be extended to 2,000 hours with the addition of an oil filter*. The recommended TBO for a SUPER EAGLE with only the factory screen is 1700 hours. *The oil filter must be installed on the engine at or near 0 time.
LANDING GEAR Q&A: Q: Why did P. Ponk developed the Beef Up Kit?
While using Cessna 180's and 185 hauling fish for the commercial fishing industry in Alaska we saw several accidents involving the failure of the stock landing gear components on these aircraft. We felt there had to be a better way, thus we developed the Beef Up Kit.
Q: Why should I install the Beef Up kit?
Simply put, the Beef Up Kit is cheap insurance. For an investment of under $300.00 you can reduce the probability of significant damage being done to your aircraft and the potential for serious injury to the occupants in the event of a groundloop. The cost to repair the physical damage done to your aircraft during a groundloop can easily be in the $20,000 to $30,000 range (1998 prices). The cost to repair people can be astronomical.
Q: What make and model of aircraft is the Beef Up Kit available for?
The P.Ponk Gear Beef Up Kit can be installed in all models of the Cessna 170, 180, 185 and L-19 under STC #. SA2918NM.
Q: How long does it take to install the Beef Up Kit?
Normal installation time is approximately 4 shop hours. This of course can vary depending on the experience of the installer.
Q: What other landing gear parts does P. Ponk have for the Cessna 170, 180 & 185?
P. Ponk manufacturers replacement Outboard Landing Gear Brackets which are interchangeable with Cessna P/N: 0713495-61 (L) and 0713495-62 (R), and Inboard Angle Brackets which are interchangable with Cessna P/N: 0713495-6. These parts are universal for Cessna models 170, 180 and 185's. Our brackets are individually machined from high strength cold rolled aircraft aluminum, They are heaver, stronger and more corrosion resistant than the factory original brackets.
GENERAL Q&A Q: Where is P. Ponk Aviation Located?
We are located on a small private strip called Camano Island Airfield near Stanwood Washington, which is approximately 45 air miles north of Seattle WA.
Q: How can I get in touch with P. Ponk?
Our telephone number is 360-629-4812. Fax: 360-629-4811. You can send us an e-mail at INFO@PPONK.COM, and of course our web address is www.pponk.com
Our office hours are Mon. - Fri 8:30AM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time
Q: Who is P. Ponk?
P. Ponk Aviation is owned by Steve and Norma Knopp. You can figure out the rest.
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