Power Flow Systems reports that it has been receiving enthusiastic feedback from customers for their new high performance exhaust system that is designed for Cessna 180, 182, and 185 airframes. Many of these pilots are also fans of the performance improving speed mods for the same aircraft produced by Maple Leaf Aviation of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada and which are now available through Power Flow.
For several years, Maple Leaf Aviation has offered a well-proven exhaust fairing for the single tailpipe configuration of the original Cessna-designed exhaust system. This fairing improves the airflow through the cowling, consistently reducing engine CHTs by 10⁰ to 15⁰ Fahrenheit.
With the advent of the dual-exhaust pipes on Power Flow’s new design, those long-time customers wanted to retain the clean looks and performance benefits they enjoyed with their Maple Leaf upgrades. Now, they can.
Satisfying this demand was not as easy as it may seem at first glance. It required the design teams at Power Flow and Maple Leaf to collaborate closely throughout a months-long development effort. The compound curves and tight quarters of the cowling meant that several iterations of the additional fairing were required before the optimal fit and finish could be achieved.
During the process, it was determined that the most cost-effective solution was to replace the current, single fairing configuration with a completely new dual fairing kit optimized specifically for the Power Flow system.
Leveraging their decades of composite manufacturing experience, Maple Leaf will continue to produce this new set of exhaust fairings. However, Power Flow is now offering the specialized set at an “attractive combined package price” to its tuned exhaust system customers.