Installation Brief Description
The installation process consists of removing
the engine, propeller, engine bed mounts, nose gear, cowl flaps, nose
bowls and miscellaneous items on the firewall. Structural enhancements
are then made to the airframe in the tunnel, firewall and door post
Airframe components are installed including;
engine instruments, engine controls, forward and aft engine bed
mounts, fuel pump, oil cooler scoop, cowl louvers, plumbing, hoses,
and engine electrical system.
Airframe modifications are made to the cowl
flaps, top engine cowlings and lower cowling.
Engine buildup consists of installing the mount
legs, alternator, exhaust system, turbo, induction system, governor,
and cooling baffling.
Installation of the engine, propeller, spinner,
nose bowls, cowl flaps, cowling, and nose gear completes the
conversion process. Virtually everything from the firewall forward is
All parts come prefabricated and painted, where
required, and do not require any sheet metal fabrication work.
Everything furnished is simply bolt-on. The modification work requires
standard aircraft repair techniques such as drilling out rivets,
riveting, cutting sheet metal, painting, etc.
The estimated time it takes to do the complete
engine conversion is 250 man-hours.