Norland Engine Conversion
In 2019 Aerotec Engines purchased the STC developed by Chris Bullerdick, founder of Norland Aircraft Services. At Aerotec Engines, we live and breathe the Norland conversions. As Norland experts, you can trust your engine upgrade in is safe hands.
To do this your O-470 engine must be exchanged for an IO-470 series, which is then modified according to the STC. The STC is for the use of the IO-470-D,-E,-F,-H,-M,-N or -S engine in a modified condition, that is, with the fuel injection system removed and replaced by the carburetion system that is original equipment on the O-470 engine. The IO-470 engine is a high compression version of your original O-470 , requiring 100LL fuel. There is no other change to the fuel system, engine mount, exhaust or cowls. We do not recommend the use of a 3-blade propeller because of the weight increase.
The propellers and governors currently on the Eligibility List and can be provided in a separate attachment upon request.
The IO-470 series engine produces 260 hp at 2625 rpm. Changing this injected engine to a carbureted engine has not reduced its power. The less efficient carburetor uses slightly more fuel at maximum power settings compared to the fuel-injected version. If you fly at your normal cruise speed you will use less fuel with our modified IO-470 than with your original engine.
We believe that the 260 hp engine is the very best value in power upgrades. You have all the equipment you need already and eliminating the fuel injection system means no hot start problems. All work performed in accordance with Continental’s recommendations.