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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by motoadve, Jun 27, 2021.
Which one won?
Depends on the mission.
182 is more versatile, Super 170 more for off airport and more fun to fly.
182 can do more (IFR, travel faster, more room).
Seems like a poor comparison to me. Comparing a 182 to a 180 would seem more appropriate to my old bald fat self.
I've never flown a 170 although I've ogled and fondled quite a few. If I'm flying for recreation/fun/adventure I'd probably rather have the 170 especially if it's a super 170 with an O-360. If I'm flying for somewhat practical transportation between airports the 182 usually carries more weight, farther, faster. I actually wanted a 170 when I was shopping for airplanes but 180 HP 170's were considerably more expensive than 182's that were 10-20 years newer ($80k 170s vs $60k 182s). Personally I find 182's kind of boring and wish I had a 170, but alas I own a C182B. Part of the problem is that C170B are few in number and getting ancient. Purchasing the O-360 STC for them is also getting to be cost prohibitive, so you have to find one that's already had it done if you want the 180 HP motor.
I looked at a 170B before buying my 172. It was a late 1956 model with 1950 hours TT . All original . Interior was a bit ratty but had been hangered all its life. Two old farmer buddies in their late 80's and early 90's. Both lost medicals , plane hadn't been flown in 5 years but was just annualed when I looked at it. They had owned it since nearly new.
Yep, I looked at a few kind of like that except probably not as nice as the one you describe considering the low corrosion potential in Montana. Usually the barn finds that haven't flown for 5+ years are going to be megabuck maintenance problems unfortunately.
Unfortunately all the C180 pilots I know wont take their planes off airport., so no 180 to compare to.
What's the point of a tail-dragger if you aren't going off-roading/off-airporting?
Still sexy as hell!
You should have titled this "Super 182 vs Super 170" as your C182 is hardly stock... ;-)