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#406609 - 09/19/20 10:28 AM Horton Stol Kit 172N
apeas2 Offline
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Registered: 09/03/20
Posts: 3
Loc: MD
Hey All, please reply only if yours has this kit. Does it sacrifice cruise speed? Thanks!!


Edited by apeas2 (09/19/20 10:28 AM)

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#406613 - 09/19/20 12:15 PM Re: Horton Stol Kit 172N [Re: apeas2]
Challenger1 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/16
Posts: 2433
Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio
Welcome to the club!

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#406616 - 09/19/20 09:15 PM Re: Horton Stol Kit 172N [Re: Challenger1]
CaptPenner Offline
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Registered: 05/08/10
Posts: 142
Loc: Kennesaw GA
Doesnít exactly answer your question, but this might help.

My experience is that the Horton kit does very little to improve the M model and newer airfoil. Cessna knew how great the Horton kit was so they changed their airfoil to mimic it very closely with the M model. Yes, you tend to lose a little speed on the older models. We had one on our K model. I absolutely loved it. Horton cuff, fences, and tips along with the 40* flaps make it a great short field plane. I bet you wouldnít lose much speed, but you wonít gain much performance either. I own 2 N models now and have no plans to install it on either one.

If you have an M or newer, I would consider the Sportsman kit.
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#406623 - 09/20/20 07:24 AM Re: Horton Stol Kit 172N [Re: CaptPenner]
Henry M. Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 2064
Loc: Leander, TX
I really like the handling of my former 172E and current 182H with the Horton kit. I find it makes for a very stable platform at slow speeds. I don't land in short fields, but I like how the plane handles going slow, and the slow stall speed.

In my 182, I can go to idle, pull the yoke all the way back, and the plane will just sort of mush down at maybe 500 fpm. This is slower than a Cirrus with a parachute deployed comes down, and I can stil decide where I want the plane to head to.

I don't have before and after comparisons because both planes already had the kits installed when I got them. It would be a big plus in the selection of any other mid 60's Cessna I would get.
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#406624 - 09/20/20 07:41 AM Re: Horton Stol Kit 172N [Re: Henry M.]
CD. Offline
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Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 264
Loc: Alabama
I have a Horton on my 172B. It was on it when I purchased it. With wheel pants I cruise at 115mph. Like Henry said... back to idle, trimmed all the way, with the yoke in my chest, I just mush/sink at about 500fpm.

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#406627 - 09/20/20 09:49 AM Re: Horton Stol Kit 172N [Re: CD.]
C420sailor Offline
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Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 1568
Loc: Virginia
My 172M does the same without a STOL kit. Flaps 40, full trim, full aft stick. Just settles wings level.
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#406634 - 09/20/20 12:42 PM Re: Horton Stol Kit 172N [Re: C420sailor]
Henry M. Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 2064
Loc: Leander, TX
There's a comparison of the STOL cuffs at https://www.steneaviation.com/products/sportsman-stol-late-kit

My 172E was able to reach book speeds with the Horton kit on. What model 172 are you looking at installing this on? It makes a difference.
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1965 C182H

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