Husky 200 Horse Power

Should you boldly accept the challenge of the 200hp Lycoming IO-360 A1D6 engine in place of the standard 180 hp O-360 engine? I’ve never met a pilot who thought adding horsepower to an airplane was a bad idea, but the 180-hp Husky already exhibits remarkable takeoff and climb performance. So, is the extra horsepower really worthwhile? Of course, if you like hot rods, the choice would be a no brainer.

Both the Lycoming O-360 and the IO-360 are four-cylinder, air-cooled engines. The resemblance doesn’t quite end there, but it’s close. The IO-360 is equipped with a positive-flow fuel injection system that offers much better fuel distribution.

Fuel injection also eliminates the requirement for carburetor heat and its associated controls. This IO-360 is an angle valve engine, as opposed to the parallel valve O-360. All of the most powerful six-cylinder Lycomings use the angle valve arrangement and the same free flowing induction as the IO-360 for better combustion chamber efficiency. Finally, the IO-360 used in the Husky is equipped with a mass-balanced crankshaft. As a consequence, it is as smooth an engine as you’ll find (much smoother than its O-360 cousin). The IO-360 weighs some 23 pounds more than an O-360, due largely to the mass balancers. The 80″ Hartzell Constant Speed propeller comes standard. Also available with this engine package, is the 205cm MT propeller, which is close to 20 pounds lighter than a metal prop. The lighter prop makes the basic weight of the 200-hp powerplant package nearly unchanged from a 180-hp model with a metal prop.

The 200-hp installation includes a second oil cooler and a cowl flap to better manage engine temperatures. Experienced Husky pilots will applaud these changes, since Husky engine temperatures often run very cool in cold weather, and a bit warm in hot and high density altitude conditions. The switch to an angle valve engine, the addition of the cowl flap, and other modifications wouldn’t fit in a standard Husky cowling, so Aviat designed a new cowling. This will be the airplane spotter’s first clue that this isn’t your standard Husky. Observers familiar with the full line of Aviat products will recognize the muscular shape of the new cowling as reminiscent of the cowlings on the 200-hp Pitts S-1 airplanes, which coincidentally are also Aviat Products.

Specs

Engine Lycoming IO-360-A1D6
Propeller Hartzell® 80″
Airfoil Modified Clark Y
Wing Span 35’6″
Length 22’7″
Wing Area 183 square feet
Gross Weight 2250 pounds
Gross Weight Floats 2200 pounds
Empty Weight 1275 pounds
Useful Load 930 pounds
Useful Load Floats 575 + or – 50 pounds
Cargo Capacity 10 cubic feet /50 pounds
Aft Stowage 9.3 cubic feet /30 pounds
Wing Loading 12.3 pounds /square foot
Fuel Capacity 52 U.S. gallons (50 gallons usable)

Performance

Top Speed 149 mph
Cruising Speed @ 75% Power 140 mph
Cruising Speed @ 55% Power 130 mph
Stall Speed with Flaps (Power Off) 53 mph
Stall Speed with Flaps (Power On) 43 mph
Landing Speed 58 mph
Flaps Extend Speed 80 mph
Takeoff Distance (Floats) approx. 6 seconds
Rate of Climb 1,500 feet / minute
Service Ceiling 20,000 feet – MSL
Fuel Consumption @ 55% Power 7.6 gallons / hour
Range @ 55% Power 828 miles

*Performance varies based on pilot experience, aircraft weight, runway and atmospheric conditions.

For those who want even more of what they really bought their Husky for: the A-1C-200 expands the performance envelope. The extra horsepower in the Lycoming Engine allows it to get off quicker, climb faster and provide slightly higher cruise settings. It’s the ultimate enhancement package for more performance, better STOL.

Standard Equipment

Your Husky A-1C-180 Aircraft is delivered with the following standard equipment: 8:50 Tires, Oregon Aero Fabric Seats, True Blue USB, LED Nav/Strobe/Landing & Taxi Lights, Trail Blazer Prop with Painted Composite Spinner, LH/RH Aft Stowage Access, Side Baggage Compartment, Rear Seat Heat & Defrost, Adjustable Front Seat, Removable Rear Seat & Stick, Elevator Trim Tab System, Throttle Quadrant, Front/Rear Schroth Restraints with Inertia Reel.

Additional Options

 

• 26” Goodyear
• 29” Alaskan Bushwheels
• 31” Alaskan Bushwheels
• Extended Gear with Covers
• Wipline Amphibious 2100 Floats
• PK Amphibious Floats
• Husky Cover Set w/N# Imprint on Canopy Cover
• Reiff Engine Pre-Heater
• “RAZOR” Paint Scheme
• Shimmer Paint
• Electronic Ignition
• Challenger Filter Package (Oil and Air)
• MT 3 Blade “Reversing” Prop
• Polished Chrome Spinner
• Leather Interior (Includes Leather Map Pocket) 2-Tone
• Leather Interior (Includes Leather Map Pocket) Custom Stitch Color

• Additional Map Case (Cloth)
• Remote Oil Cooler Airflow Control (180 HP Only)
• Alpha Systems Angle of Attack/HUD
• STEC 3100 3-Axis Autopilot with Electric Trim (TXi ONLY)
• Garmin GNC 255 Second Comm for TXi Panels
• Garmin GTR 225A Second Comm for TXi Panels
• Garmin GTS 800 Traffic (TXi Only)
• Cargo Pod, White
• Cargo Pod, Custom Paint
• Heel Pans
• Wing Power Port
• Vortex Generators
• Tow Hook (Glider, Banner)
• 12 Month, 3rd Year Aviat Warranty

Day/Night VFR
Garmin 796 GPS, Garmin GTR 225 Com Radio, Garmin GTX 345 ADSB in/out Transponder, MVP-50 Full Digital Engine Analyzer, Bose Headset Jacks/Twin Plugs, Intercom System
VFR Touch
Garmin G500TXi Touch Screen PFD/MFD and Engine Information System, Garmin 750 Nav/Com GPS, GMA35C Bluetooth Enabled Audio Panel, GTX 345R ADSB Remote Transponder, Bose Headset Jacks/Twin Plugs
IFR Touch
Garmin G500TXi Touch Screen PFD/MFD and Engine Information System, Garmin 750 Nav/Com GPS, GMA35C Bluetooth Enabled Audio Panel, GTX 345R ADSB Remote Transponder, Bose Headset Jacks/Twin Plugs, Garmin G5 Attitude Indicator

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