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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by motoadve, Sep 12, 2020.
Actually Cessna 205
Video was good, and curious if you have a 206 video in mind, because that has a different wing.
How I long for a 205 (or P206.) Now if only my wife could get over Cirrus. Can't wait to watch.
I have a friend with a 206, so probably make a comparison.
You don't have the Fresh Pick STC on your 182? Raises gross weight to 3100 like the later pre-restart 182s
Personal observations if helpful...
I own a 182P and my good friend and hangar neighbor owns a 206. Flown extensive cross-country’s in both. We were both surprised the external dimensions of the two planes are nearly identical. The 206 has a (edit: 285HP) fuel injected engine verses my 230 HP engine, both are Continentals.
flying both planes I prefer the fuel injected engine as it can be run at lean of Peak. The 182’s O-470R has unequal intake runners making LOP difficult. I also prefer the 182’s shorter curved corner glareshield over the more squared taller 206 glareshield. Although this point is minor.
If you’re carrying lots passengers or especially cargo, the large side door for easy entry is appreciated. If the plane is used for camping or hauling mountain bikes on trips, the 206 reigns. I tend to prefer 2 front cabin doors As two in the front are the dominant seating usage for my own missions. When hauling I just remove the aft bench seat, but still need to fish the bikes through a front door.
Both planes are very similar with slight and distinctive differences to better tailor to your mission.
The extra HP and wide aft doors of the 206 is a big help when loading & heavy. The 182 is more nimble and slightly better eternal visibility.
The 206's larger horizontal tail helps short takeoff and landing, as well. 205's horizontal tail span was 10' 10"; on the early 206 it was 11' 8"; and from 1968 onward the 206 had the same 13' span horizontal tail as the 210.
The 205 was built with the 260 hp IO-470; while the legacy 206s all had variations of the 285 hp IO-520.
You’re correct about 206 HP rating, earlier was my error. Thanks for fixing.