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    Default Power Flow tuned Exhaust... Anyone tried it?

    Just wondering if anyone has tried the Power Flow exhaust and what they thought of it......???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has tried the Power Flow exhaust and what they thought of it......???
    Oops! What is it and where can I find some info about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    Seems like a win-win no brainer . . .

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    Well,,, according to their own web-site it would relieve women's complaints, work on tough cow udders and cure snake bite.
    I was looking for actual installer or user thoughts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    Well,,, according to their own web-site it would relieve women's complaints, work on tough cow udders and cure snake bite.
    I was looking for actual installer or user thoughts...
    Among udder things, I wonder if it's good for hangovers, too ........... ?

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    I read into the subject further..... It turns out that the system requires an annual disassembly and lubrication... ( yeah Lubrication )
    So you would need to add two or three hours of cussing and whacked knuckles to your annual inspection bill each year...
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    I have seriously considered getting one, since they have one for my plane. Cessna Pilots Assoc. did a test a few years ago, and came to the conclusion that it added about 12-13 real world horsepower (as measured by performance increase). The second gen models have fixed the early glitches that showed up, such as poor heater performance, cracking brackets, etc. They have a short stack version that doesn't have the long tuned exhaust that the original model had, however it only has about 75-80% of the performance increase of the original. If I lived in Alaska and needed all the performance I could get for getting in and out of sort strips and lakes, I'm pretty sure I would get one. A 172 with a 180 HP conversion, constant speed prop, stol kit, VGs, would be a good bush plane I would think. Powerflow has a discount sale on thru Aug 30. $500 off for one that fits my plane.

    Here is some owner feedback from several Cardinal owners.

    http://www.cardinalflyers.com/spon/powflow.php


    The only bummer is that I think it has to be removed and pressure checked each annual to satisfy the STC. Some complaints about that.

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    Does sound sweet. I would like to here how it really is too. The slip joint lube, I cant imagine adding more than an hrs work. the pressure check is only if there is visual damage to the collector. No different than a standard annual check here except for the slip joint, which, since they should be lubed, makes me think they should come apart some what easily.

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    Take a look at a photo of one....
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    hhmmmm, yes, I see....

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    Looks like something Chef Boyardee cooked up....??
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