Turbocharging and Pressurization: An Analysis of the Benefits, Costs, and Disadvantages

Intrigued by the potential benefits of turbocharging and pressurization, but scared by the bad reputation and horror stories of reduced TBO and high maintenance costs? Don't believe everything you hear! AVweb editor Mike Busch (who has owned, flown and maintained a variety of piston-powered aircraft normally- aspirated and turbocharged over the past 30 years) offers a frank and detailed analysis of the costs and benefits.

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