Al Marsh

Denali Scout certified

August 25, 2011 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

The FAA approved on Aug. 24 the installation by American Champion Aircraft of a 210-horsepower Lycoming IO-390 engine on the Scout, which is now a 180-horsepower airplane. The Scout is the first certified airplane to use the engine, following its success in the Experimental market. Both the 180- and 210 horsepower models will now be offered. The aircraft literally has more get-up-and-go for those using short runways, dealing with high altitudes, or needing extra getaway power in the mountains. Just having fun is OK, too.

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