We are pleased to announce that TFA has received our FAA Parts Manufacturing Authorization (PMA).
The first item we have produced is the Carburetor Duct PN 5503004-2. It is available now and supersedes the 5503004-1. The retooled duct has improvements to make it more durable. We are temporarily limiting quantity to 2 per customer until those who have been waiting have a chance to get airborne again. Contact us at 229-242-6337 or email Info@TrueFlightAerospace.com to order. We will be steadily adding additional new parts to our catalog as we determine the need.
Fuel Injection/Constant speed prop project: As an update on the fuel injection and constant speed prop we have had the prototype flying for some time now. We have flown it to Oshkosh and Sun N Fun twice to show it to interested parties. We are seeing the largest improvements in climb and more efficient fuel burn. Our current plans foresee completion of the STC late this year. Stay tuned for more info.
Below is the original write up.
For many years we have heard requests for a fuel injected engine and constant speed prop for the Tiger. True Flight is well under way to provide exactly that…not only for the new Tigers to be designated TF5i but also as an STC for the existing AA5A, AA5B and AG5B aircraft. For the existing fleet the fuel injected engine options will include a new aggressive more aerodynamic cowl, high performance induction system and power boosting exhaust system and may be bought with or without the constant speed prop. This will allow owners to upgrade as time and budget permits. The new TF5i Tiger will include all of these options but may be purchased with a fixed pitch prop.
Some of our design elements will certainly be tweaked as flight testing continues so look for updates soon! Pricing details will be available soon as we have the design elements finalized but every effort is being made to provide a cost effective upgrade path with serviceability at a maximum…after all those are two things we all love about out Tigers.