Composite Cowlings from Selkirk Aviation
Category One

Tom Messender of Parkton, NC, with his 1956 Cessna 182

Tom Messender of Parkton, NC, with this 1956 Cessna 182.

Initial fit of Category 1 Selkirk composite cowling.

Initial fit of Category 1 Selkirk composite cowling.

Tom Messeder installing his new Selkirk composite cowling.

Tom Messeder installing his new Selkirk Aviation composite cowling.

Category Two

1953 Cessna 180 Cowling

Selkirk Aviation’s 1953 Cessna 180 has a category 2 composite cowling.

1953 Cessna 180 Cowling - Side View

Cowling shown with oil fill and small inspection door. Selkirk replaced the large door with the newer small inspection door.

1953 Cessna 180 Cowling Category 2

The Cessna 180 has a category 2 composite cowling with large air induction and two cowl flaps.

Category Three
Category Three Cowling on Rusty Harrison's 1957 Cessna 180.

Category 3 cowling on Rusty Harrison’s 1957 Cessna 180.

 

Categtory 3 cowling. NOTE: two cowl flaps and small scoop.

Categtory 3 cowling. NOTE: two cowl flaps and small scoop.

 

Close up view of Category 3 Composite Cowling.

Close up view of Category 3 composite cowling.

 

Category Four
Composite Cowling Category 4 front view with KNN Air filter installed.

Composite Cowling Category 4 front view with KNN Air filter installed. NOTE: Nose Bowls are designed as part of the main upper and lower cowling.

 

Composite cowling side view with small inspection door.

Composite cowling side view with small inspection door shown on Selkirk’s 1957 Cessna 180.

 

This photo shows exhaust piping opening and cowl flaps. This is installed on a 1957 Cessna 180.

This photo shows exhaust pipe opening and cowl flaps. This is installed on a 1957 Cessna 180.

 

View of category 4 composite cowling.

View of category 4 composite cowling.

 

Note:
There is no significant weight difference in the composite cowling and the original Cessna metal cowling.The cowling and individual parts come with STC paperwork.All parts can be sold individually or as a kit. Most, but not all, individual parts will replace existing factory parts.The cowling is ready to bolt on. We supply camlocs to attach upper to lower cowling. The customer supplies hardware to attach cowling to the aircraft. These individual parts below can be used with the metal factory Cessna cowling.

  • Category 1 years 1956-1958 Cessna 182.
  • Category 2 years 1953-1955 Cessna 180.
  • Category 3 years 1956-1959 Cessna 180.
  • Category 4  years 1959- 1961 Cessna 182; years 1960 to 1981 Cessna 180; and years 1961-1985 Cessna 185. (Category 4 will also work on early Cessna 180 and  182s.)

Individual Parts Sold Separately        PDF here with photos of individual parts

Part No. SA382230 Tunnel air intake $348 For Category 2
Part No. SA382241 cowl flap support $244 For Categories 2 and 3
Part No. SA383230 nose scoop air intake $487 For Category 3
Part No. SA383235 box air intake $487 For Categories 1 and 3
Part No. SA382500 LH fiberglass flap $695 For Categories 2 and 3
Part No. SA382600 RH fiberglass flap $695 For Categories 2 and 3
Part No. SA381120-1 Bare door, oil filler $209 For Categories 1, 2 and 3
Part No. 384250 RH Light housing, $175 For Category 4
Part No. 384260 LH Light Housing, $175 For Category 4
Part No. 384270 Filter box speed fairing $225 For Category 4
Part No. 384272 Speed exhaust fairing $275 For Category 4
Part No. 384274 Air scoop assembly components and parts $300 For Category 4
Part No. 384278 Adapter air box – early $275 For Category 4
Part No. 384280 Adapter air box – late $250 For Category 4
Part No. 384230 Air filter box $475 for Category 4

Cowl flaps are not available for any aircraft in Category 4 as our design is different than factory design and cannot be sold separately.

Differences in Cowlings for Categories 1,2,3, and 4:

Category One

1956 – 1958  for Cessna 182
No cowl flaps. Lip, Lower cowl and add small scoop.
= $7000.00

Category Two

1953 – 1955 for Cessna 180
Big air induction. Two cowl flaps.
= $7,900.00

Category Three

1956 – 1959 for Cessna 180
Small scoop. Two cowl flaps.
= $7,900.00

 

Category Four Approved!

1959 – 61 for Cessna 182;
1960 – 81 for Cessna 180;
1961 – 85 for Cessna 185.
Filter Box. Two small cowl flaps.
$8,900-$10,000
Cowling can also be used on early C180 and 1956-61 C182. Call for details.

 

Please feel free to write or call for information on Selkirk Aviation’s composite cowlings or other fiberglass aircraft parts. Please state year, make and model, and mailing address. email us for a catalogue