300 Airport Road
October 21, 2002
For Immediate Release
Tornado Alley Turbo, Inc.
announces the availability of the new Cessna Cardinal Cruiser™ for the
C-177RG. The Cardinal Cruiser™ is an aftermarket turbonormalizing modification
that provides dramatically improved climb and cruise performance for these
retractable gear style Cessna Cardinals manufactured from 1971 to 1978. The system is designed for ease of operation
with an automatic wastegate and pressure controller which prevents MP overboost
yet provides sea-level power maintainable to 20,000’.
The turbonormalized, 200HP Lycoming IO-360A1B6
and A1B6D engine requires no internal engine modifications and does not change
the TBO of the engine. The system includes an all new, heavy duty exhaust
system, Airesearch turbo components, balanced fuel/air ratios with custom-tuned
turboGAMIjectors®, redesigned baffling for improved CHT control, and improved instrumentation. Benefits of the conversion include high
efficiency operation, well controlled engine temperatures without TIT maximum
include higher rates of climb (750 FPM) sustainable to above 20,000, higher
cruise airspeeds ( 25Kt. increase at altitude), while maintaining
conservatively low CHTs of below 385ºF.
The ability to climb to higher altitudes offers the pilot significant
weather avoidance capability, fewer traffic alerts and better tailwind opportunities. Take-off performance for hot or high density
altitude conditions is significantly improved providing safety margins not
possible with the normally aspirated
Fabrication and installation
of the turbonormalizing modification is performed by skilled personnel at Tornado Alley Turbo, Inc. on the airport in Ada,
OK. Ground and flight instruction is included as a part of the comprehensive services offered by Tornado Alley Turbo, Inc. For more information contact Tim Roehl at the
above phone numbers or email firstname.lastname@example.org.