Currently flying 182H with standard 6 pack with 430w with electric hsi. Autopilot with altitude hold. Solid club plane. Was my “getting back into aviation plane”. Did my IFR cert in it. Decent hauler. Not going to win any races but you can pack it pretty good and go. Range to outlast bladders. Recently have had to option to start flying a lance II (t-tail). Have to do 5 hours to get added onto insurance with my CFI and probably will do 5 more at least to be more comfortable. What are Some of the things I can expect or need to look out for?? As far as retract experience I have 25 hours in an arrow years ago. as far as the lance. Engine getting close to high time about 250 hrs to TBO. Six pack with KSN-770 (oh yeah) century autopilot with coupler So why? Family is getting bigger. Wife and two kids trips planned about 300nm with occ longer. Kids getting bigger 10 and 12 to boys. Starting to do wb calculations that require leaving fuel closer then I like. lance has more useful, club seating more comfortable, is a bit faster. Things I have thought about: 1) wb- looks like with wb calculations you can get aft of cg pretty quick. so have to really pay attention to that 2) t-tail. Seems often disputed but seems clear landing is very different and need to be mindful. 3) fuel management tank switching- in recent times had to worry about this. So that is new- 4) gps. The ksn-770 was not well received. Have been watching a lot of yT videos and looking to a steep learning curve. If what it took to get it updated is any indicator of what is in store for future-it’ll be a wild ride. Hardest part seems to be breaking down it’s complexities. If it really turns out to be a bear that just is impossible to overcome then might have to pony up for an avdyne 540. 5) gear. I have retract time but it’s been awhile. I like checklists. Will have to be vigilant and make sure I stick to protocols in pattern as well as on long finals. Its a good fit for me and my family. Not perfect but often this journey never is right? What I’m I missing, or need to pay more attention to?? What are the pitfalls? I am going to stay club member on the 182 as it’s not too pricey and I’ve already help find some bigger annuals so to be am invested for a bit.