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  1. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    This looks very interesting. You get better climb rate, a little slower cruise, but much more efficiency and range! At 2400 TBO they just R&R with new engine within a week.

    172R
    Climb Sea Level to 12k: 31 min, 5.4 gal, 170 fpm
    Max Cruise Speed 12k: 117
    Fuel Flow: 7.9 gph
    Range: 640 nm

    172S
    Climb Sea Level to 12k: 28 min, 5.0 gal, 220 fpm
    Max Cruise Speed 12k: 119
    Fuel Flow: 8.9 gph
    Range: 560 nm

    172 Cenutrion 2.0
    Climb Sea Level to 12k: 26 min, 3.2 gal, 314 fpm
    Max Cruise Speed 12k: 111
    Fuel Flow: 5.3 gph
    Range: 1000 nm

    http://www.vanbortel.com/Thielert_Information.htm

    What do you think? If my longest flights will be 420 nm, not sure what it will get me except saving fuel costs. Would this type of fuel be harder to come by and more expensive? Anyone know how much this engine would cost over standard? If gas prices keep rising, this might not be a bad idea. Lower the weight of fuel you carry too.
     
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  3. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    I found the price answer: $249,500 w/G1000. Not bad!
     

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