Knots2u gap seals

Anyone installed gap seals on a 172? Any noticeable improvement in speed or performance? And related to that what increase if any in cruise speed can be expected with wheel pants on?

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  • Scott ShererScott Sherer COO Forum Moderator

    The wheel pants should give you a couple of knots. Flap gap seals would give you a knot or two. Knots2U makes great products; I've used them on a half dozen aircraft. Good luck!

    Scott Sherer
    Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
    Aviation Director, Cessna Owners Organization Forum Moderator and Cessna Owners Author.

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  • I installed the gap seals, along with the nose wheel pant, in my 1979 172N about 15 years ago. There was not any noticeable increase in cruise speed. The complete set of wheel pants makes a difference of about 3 knots. The biggest difference came from the PowerFlow Exhaust. In its prime, the plane would cruise a little above book speed, 124 knots, at 7500 ft, rich of peak.
    Egon

  • Scott ShererScott Sherer COO Forum Moderator

    Thanks Egon, good to know.

    Scott Sherer
    Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
    Aviation Director, Cessna Owners Organization Forum Moderator and Cessna Owners Author.

    Need help? Let me know!

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