300 HP Super Skylane
1250 ft/min climb at the operating cost of a standard piston engine airplane. The Super Skylane is made for jumpers!
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The Super Skylane Modification consists of the installation of the 300hp Continental IO-550D engine along with a Hartzell 3-blade constant speed propeller. Although the empty weight of the airplane is only increased by about 20kgs, the flight performance is increased impressively. Even at max. gross weight, the Super Skylane still climbs at more than 1300ft/min at the cost of a piston engine airplane. The IO-550 engine is not limited in time for full power operation. This makes the Super Skylane an ideal tool for jumping operations. The Super Skylane will carry 4 jumpers (soon even 5 jumpers) to 3000m in about 10 minutes with a total investment of less than €150.000 for the airplane and the modification. Compared to turbine powered aircraft the cost for purchase and operation would allow several Super Skylanes to be operated instead of just one turbine aircraft.
The advantages of the Super Skylane Modification are obvious:
Extremely increased flight performance expecially during take off, climb and cruise
Cruise speed is increased while fuel per distance remains the same
More jumpers lifted during a much shorter period of time - cost per jumper is reduced
Extremely increased efficiency during jumping operations (Climbs are cut down to one third of the time before)
Reduced noise due to steep climb angle, 3-blade prop and optional muffler (ICAO Annex X noise approved)
Carburetor Ice is eliminated
See a video of our latest conversion from our customer KLU in Finland taken at -20°C: