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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Morne, Apr 11, 2012.
The answer is yes. On a related note, Eisenhower was president when it was introduced.
I fly a Cardinal RG so the strutless wings are familiar. Like most people who fly cantilevered wing aircraft I keep a short stepstool in the baggage compartment. It doesn't weigh much and takes up almost no space when folded. If a line guy comes to refuel the aircraft they do usually bring and use their own ladder. But often I am preflighting in a scenario where I don't need to get fuel but obviously I still need to get up and look at the top of the wing and check the fuel level in the tank! So, if you fly a Centurion or Cardinal with strutless wings you're probably already carting around that stepstool in the back.
I've never had the chance to be in a 210,
How's the head room with the cantilever wing?
Use every inch in my 182
The spar is behind the pilot's head and the headliner is recessed to take advantage of the extra space available. The O2 bottles (if installed) are mounted on the structure in this area and can decrease the headroom slightly, but still adequate clearance for taller folks with gorilla-like physique (all torso and stubby legs) wearing Bose X headsets.
Never been described as a gorilla before, but in this case it fits.
It wasn't you that was being described. You want some of my banana or beans? Or advice about the best razor to shave the bottoms of your feet?
How about a kitten?:wink2:
I have 3400 hrs in the 1882 182RG I owned since 2000. I will never sell it since it does everything I need it to do. I regularly fly it from Chicago to KFMY without stopping with plenty of IFR reserve and carry 4 large adults/baggage and full tanks. Insurance is 1700/yr for a million smooth and annuals are very affordable. Stay on top of the gear maintenance and you'll never regret owning one.
Necro post notwithstanding, any issues with cracking pivots or dual mag woes in those 18 years of ownership? That's a good stint btw, def what I would consider a forever airplane tenure. Congrats.
His airplane is 136 years old, I bet he has new pivots by now.
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Haha, 1982 R182.....When I had my first annual I had the AP cross drill the actuator bolts since that is the cause of gear issues. They come loose and crack, very expensive. I have had zero issues with the gear or mags, 500 hr AD so no biggie. They are gas pigs (carbureted) version since you can't run them LOP but they will fly with anything you can shove in them, the useful load is apparently advisory according to aviation consumer and personal experience. Any extra $$ it costs at annual for the gear swing is more than made up by the ruduced drag and better mpg you'll get with a retract. I file for 156kts which I get at 8000ft.
Does PPonk’ing a 182 increase the useful load??