model years for 182 overhead windows

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    I can't seem to find this anywhere in the Googles. What years and model 182s had the overhead windows? Is there an STC to add them?
     
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    1971 (182N) - 1985 (182R). The skylights were optional, so not all had them.
     
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    I wish they'd bring them back.
     
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    I'm glad mine doesn't have them. Too much sun.
     
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    I've heard this too. They really roast the cockpit. Especially if you park outside for lunch in the summer.
     
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    And water when they leak.
     
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    I bet there is a STC, I know there one from cubcrafters to add up to 5 to the skywagon

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    If you opt for the skylights, you can't add the optional roof rack with bike carrier.
     
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    That's a bit excessive...

    I figured there are ways of mitigating all that sun when you least want it. Heck, even most bubble canopies in the experimental world have terrific sun shades built right in.
     
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    “excessive”? Never heard of her lol
     
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    Hmm, doesn’t this Cessna have both?
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/Mg59c.jpg
     
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    I used to want skylights in my 150, I'm glad I'm over all that because now I'm 15 years older and still flying when its over 95F and 80% humidity and those things would have been a silly add-on.
     
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    I thought it just meant you couldn't have the overhead-console entertainment system.
     
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    I flew a 1979 172 that had them as well. They were indeed called out on the W&B as an option. That plane spent a few years flying traffic patrol (picking up a Theilert Diesel in the process). It's still flying (and still has the windows). It was sitting out in front of the Continental booth this year at Oshkosh.

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    Our ‘86 182RG has them.....

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