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Continental IO-550

The Continental IO-550 engine is a large family of fuel injected six-cylinder, horizontally opposed, air-cooled aircraft engines that were developed for use in light aircraft by Teledyne Continental Motors. The first IO-550 was delivered in 1983 and the type remains in [1][2] production. The IOF-550 is an Aerosance FADEC equipped version of the same basic engine, the TSIO-550 is a dual turbocharged version and the TSIOL-550 is a liquid-cooled variant. There is no O-550 engine, which would be a carburetor-equipped variant, hence the base model is the IO-550. This engine family competes with the Lycoming IO-580 series which are also six-cylinder engines with similar power output and weight. Specifications (IO-550-A) General characteristics      Type: 6-cylinder air-cooled horizontally opposed aircraft piston engine Bore: 5.25 in (133.4 mm) Stroke: 4.25 in (108.0 mm) Displacement: 552 in³ (9.05 L) Dry weight: 430.72 lb dry (195.37 kg)

Components    Fuel system: TCM fuel injection Fuel type: 100LL avgas Cooling system: Air-cooled

Performance     Power output: 300 hp (224 kW) at 2,700 rpm Specific power: 0.54 hp/in³ (24.6 kW/L) Compression ratio: 8.5:1 Power-to-weight ratio: 0.70 hp/lb (1.15 kW/kg)