All of us face headwinds. But for some, they seem more frequent. How well does the turbocharged Cirrus cope with headwinds and how does it compare with the normally aspirated Cirrus SR22 and the Piper Archer? Continue reading “Reason 8 – Turbocharged Cirrus”
Month: February 2015
Reason 7 – Turbocharged Cirrus
In a 500 nautical mile flight, how does the normally aspirated SR22 compare with the Cirrus SR22TN turbonormalized aircraft? Is the SR22 more efficient than the SR22TN Turbo? Which plane consumes more fuel on the trip? Continue reading “Reason 7 – Turbocharged Cirrus”
Reason 6 – Turbocharged Cirrus
The turbonormalized Cirrus SR22TN has efficient climb performance that out maneuvers the normally aspirated SR22 on three factors:
- Time in Climb
- Downrange Distance
- Fuel Economy
Reason 5 – Turbocharged Cirrus
In a 500 nautical mile flight, how does the Piper Archer compare with the Cirrus SR22TN turbo-normalized aircraft? Is the Archer’s smaller 180 HP Lycoming engine more efficient than the SR22TN’s larger 310 HP Continental engine? Which plane consumes more fuel on the trip?
For years, I flew the Piper Archer II between Houston Texas and Birmingham Alabama and believed the smaller engine was more efficient but I was mistaken.