Walhalla, South Carolina-based Just Aircraft has announced a new engine offering for its extreme backcountry kitplane, the SuperSTOL XL — the Titan OX-340. The engine has a new crankshaft and larger displacement compared with the previous version, allowing Titan to increase the power rating of the Titan OX-340 to 180 hp.
“It’s premature to discuss performance numbers,” said Just Aircraft’s XL designer Troy Woodland, “but there clearly is an improvement in the takeoff roll and rate of climb.”
The SuperSTOL XL has flown with a 180-hp Lycoming O-320; however, the standard engine is a 100-hp Rotax 912. The more powerful engines are only available for the XL version of the SuperSTOL, which is two feet longer than the original.
Titan is a subsidiary of Continental Motors Group, which last year bought the assets of the operating divisions of Danbury Aerospace, including Engine Components International (ECi) and the Titan brand of engines and parts.
Read our editor-in-chief Stephen Pope’s story on the SuperSTOL here.