Husky 200 Horse Power

Should you boldly accept the challenge of the 200hp Lycoming IO-360 A1D6 engine in place of the standard 180 hp O-360 engine? I’ve never met a pilot who thought adding horsepower to an airplane was a bad idea, but the 180-hp Husky already exhibits remarkable takeoff and climb performance. So, is the extra horsepower really worthwhile? Of course, if you like hot rods, the choice would be a no brainer.

Both the Lycoming O-360 and the IO-360 are four-cylinder, air-cooled engines. The resemblance doesn’t quite end there, but it’s close. The IO-360 is equipped with a positive-flow fuel injection system that offers much better fuel distribution.

Fuel injection also eliminates the requirement for carburetor heat and its associated controls. This IO-360 is an angle valve engine, as opposed to the parallel valve O-360. All of the most powerful six-cylinder Lycomings use the angle valve arrangement and the same free flowing induction as the IO-360 for better combustion chamber efficiency. Finally, the IO-360 used in the Husky is equipped with a mass-balanced crankshaft. As a consequence, it is as smooth an engine as you’ll find (much smoother than its O-360 cousin). The IO-360 weighs some 23 pounds more than an O-360, due largely to the mass balancers. The 80″ Hartzell Constant Speed propeller comes standard. Also available with this engine package, is the 205cm MT propeller, which is close to 20 pounds lighter than a metal prop. The lighter prop makes the basic weight of the 200-hp powerplant package nearly unchanged from a 180-hp model with a metal prop.

The 200-hp installation includes a second oil cooler and a cowl flap to better manage engine temperatures. Experienced Husky pilots will applaud these changes, since Husky engine temperatures often run very cool in cold weather, and a bit warm in hot and high density altitude conditions. The switch to an angle valve engine, the addition of the cowl flap, and other modifications wouldn’t fit in a standard Husky cowling, so Aviat designed a new cowling. This will be the airplane spotter’s first clue that this isn’t your standard Husky. Observers familiar with the full line of Aviat products will recognize the muscular shape of the new cowling as reminiscent of the cowlings on the 200-hp Pitts S-1 airplanes, which coincidentally are also Aviat Products.


Engine Lycoming IO-360-A1D6
Propeller Hartzell® 80″
Airfoil Modified Clark Y
Wing Span 35’6″
Length 22’7″
Wing Area 183 square feet
Gross Weight 2250 pounds
Gross Weight Floats 2200 pounds
Empty Weight 1275 pounds
Useful Load 930 pounds
Useful Load Floats 575 + or – 50 pounds
Cargo Capacity 10 cubic feet /50 pounds
Aft Stowage 9.3 cubic feet /30 pounds
Wing Loading 12.3 pounds /square foot
Fuel Capacity 52 U.S. gallons (50 gallons usable)


Top Speed 149 mph
Cruising Speed @ 75% Power 140 mph
Cruising Speed @ 55% Power 130 mph
Stall Speed with Flaps (Power Off) 53 mph
Stall Speed with Flaps (Power On) 43 mph
Landing Speed 58 mph
Flaps Extend Speed 80 mph
Takeoff Distance (Floats) approx. 6 seconds
Rate of Climb 1,500 feet / minute
Service Ceiling 20,000 feet – MSL
Fuel Consumption @ 55% Power 7.6 gallons / hour
Range @ 55% Power 828 miles

*Performance varies based on pilot experience, aircraft weight, runway and atmospheric conditions.

For those who want even more of what they really bought their Husky for: the A-1C-200 expands the performance envelope. The extra horsepower in the Lycoming Engine allows it to get off quicker, climb faster and provide slightly higher cruise settings. It’s the ultimate enhancement package for more performance, better STOL.

Standard Equipment

Your Husky A-1C-200 Aircraft is delivered with the following standard equipment: Lycoming 200 HP fuel injected engine, 80” Hartzell constant speed propeller, fuel pump, dual exhaust muffler, dual oil coolers, aluminum bump cowl doors, cowl flap which excludes the need for the cooling lip, B & C oil filter and 8.50×6 tires. Mass and aerodynamically balanced ailerons, extended flaps and new flap control system. Complete 14 volt electrical system, full night lighting system including dual taxi and landing lights, dual wing tip anti collision strobe lights, instrument and interior lights, VFR instruments including altimeter, airspeed indicator, manifold pressure and magnetic compass. Electronic gauges: digital tachometer, oil temperature, oil pressure and digital CHT/EGT. Polished hub caps, Alaskan Bushwheel tail wheel, float fittings, lift rings, front seat inertia reel with 5 point harness, push to talk switches on throttles, ELT, water traps for pitot and static systems, Oregon Aero special seat cushions and 3 color choice standard paint scheme.

Standard Options

Side Baggage Door | Rear Seat Heat and Defrost | LED Lights, LH/RH Short Panel | Right and Left Stowage Access

Additional Options

Side Baggage Door
Rear Seat Heat and Defroster
205 cm MT Composite Propeller
MT 3 Blade Composite Propeller
Inflatable Air Bag, Front & Rear Seat 5-point Restraint System
Avidyne TCAD
Garmin GPS aera 796, GTN750, G500 and G600
GDL 69A Weather & Radio
GTX 330 Transponder
EI MVP 50 Engine Monitor
JPI EDM 930 Engine Monitor
VHF Navigation Antenna
Communications Antenna

Transponder Antenna
Heated Pitot / Static Option
Gyro Panel and Vacuum System
Instantaneous Vertical Speed Indicator
Electric Turn Coordinator
26, 29 and 31” Tundra Tires
Aft Stowage Compartment – Factory Installation
PM 3000 Stereo Intercom
Instrument Panel Post Lights
Pulse Lights
Lighter Well Accessory Receptacle
Music Input Jack
Accessory Plug

Inertia Reel, Rear Cockpit Shoulder Harness
Hour Meter, Hobbs
Reiff Engine Heater
Custom Paint (Color and/or Scheme)
Leather Seats: Black, Gray, Chocolate, Nutmeg, Chaps or Custom
Amphibious and Straight Floats
Fixed and Retractable Skis
Aero LED Lights, LED Nav/Strobe Light Kit
Airglas Cargo Pod

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